Considering Art Podcast – Hughie O’Donoghue RA, painter

In this episode, Hughie O’Donoghue talks about how his father’s wartime experiences became a subject of his paintings, his rejection of conceptual art, how he was inspired by the landscape of County Mayo in Ireland, how a beached ship became a recurring motif in his work, how his paintings are multi-layered both physically and psychologically, how urban landscapes appear in his current exhibition for the first time and how the complexity of history informs his forthcoming show marking the centenary of the birth of the Irish state.

Hughie O’Donoghue talking with Bob Chaundy

Accompanying images on

Anabasis, a work in 24 parts
Crossing the Rapido
White Heat
Adrift II on tarpaulin

All images are ©Hughie O’Donoghue. Top shot credit: Nicholas Sinclair

Hughie O’Donoghue’s current show, Deep Water and the Architecture of Memory is showing at Marlborough London until 15 January 2022

Music: Ibiza by MBB |

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