FASHION: Smart Summer Suits for Men • Wedding Gowns: Made in Heaven
TRAVEL: Australia: Sunshine Coast, Queensland • Weimar: The Heart of German Culture
ARTS: Photographer: Christy Lee Rogers • Waterford Artist: Ken O’Neill
EXHIBITIONS: 100 Years of Women in Irish Politics • Bauhaus 100: The Print Portfolios
From the Editor: We recently celebrated the centenary the First Dáil Éireann, which met on 21st January 1919 to claim the right of Ireland to self-government. This Irish parliament was formed as a result of the December 1918 general election, less than a year after The Representation of the People Act was passed, which granted women the right to vote and run in parliamentary elections. Constance Gore-Booth – Countess de Markievicz – was the first woman elected to the British House of Commons and the First Dáil. In this issue, we feature a ‘pop-up museum’, Women in Politics and Public Life, from 1918 to 2018, currently touring the country, which celebrates the lives of Irish women who took up political careers and positions once held predominately by men.
While ideas of democracy and nationalism were widespread in Ireland, these principles were gaining ground across Europe in the aftermath of World War I. It was a time when new artistic movements emerged too, and this year we also celebrate the centenary of the Bauhaus, which was a major influence in shaping the modern world. We visit Weimar, Germany, where the movement was founded, and preview Bauhaus 100: The Print Portfolios, an exhibition taking place at the National Gallery, Dublin, from July.
Meanwhile, our travel editorial explores Australia’s beautiful Sunshine Coast, the perfect place for an action-packed holiday or quiet escape at any time of year.
And we talk to Waterford artist Ken O’Neill, whose work features on the cover, and introduce you to the dynamic underwater photography of Christy Lee Rogers.
Welcome to spring, and thank you for continuing to be such an important part of Anthology Magazine’s journey.