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Show stopper: Pauline Bewick's hugely successful body of work will feature in new documentary by Maurice Galway.
Show stopper: Pauline Bewick's hugely successful body of work will feature in new documentary by Maurice Galway.
I am Dance
Cuddle chair
Fiona Mac

Pauline Bewick: Yellow Man, Grey Man, is a debut feature documentary by artist Maurice Galway in which he examines the hugely successful series of work by Bewick known as The Yellow Man.

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Artist Bewick has said of these joyful Yellow Man paintings; "He, to me, is perfection. I created The Yellow Man because if our society were made up of Yellow Men it would be a marvellous place."

In the course of many conversations with his friend and fellow artist over 10 years, Galway discovered the existence of The Grey Man - a collections of drawings which deal with a much darker side of Bewick and which are much less well known. They are said to have been inspired by Bewick's discussions with a psychoanalyst.

Bewick has said of the revealing documentary; "The director, editor, cameraman, composer and crew were intelligent. I felt at ease to reveal myself and what I said would not be misinterpreted."

A screening of Yellow Man Grey Man by TCD Visual Arts Society, after which Pauline Bewick will do a Q&A, will take place tomorrow at 7.30pm in Robert Emmet Theatre, Arts Block, Trinity. Contact the Visual Arts Society for further information.

Scent of a woman is zesty lemon and apple

A signature scent has been defined as one whereby people recognise you by your chosen perfume and a whiff of it can evoke nostalgia about you long after you've gone. 

ROADS fragrances bring together artisan scents and engaging creative elements, all put together by a team of renowned noses.

The Africa Collection is inspired by the evocative influences of African literature, art and dance, and its four fragrances provoke feelings of sensual sophistication and radiance.

The perfume I AM DANCE is based on the freedom of African dance. Top notes of zesty lemon, mandarin and hazy marine accord are mixed with apple, pineapple and aromatic lavandin.

Bringing us these lingering scents is Danielle Ryan, a young businesswoman from a strong entrepreneurial background - her family were the founders of Ryanair.

We can see these becoming

many women's signature scents.

Love is ... a hot pink Cuddler Chair for Valentine's Day

Scientific research has found that cuddles boost mood, reduce stress and help us fight infection.

We have found that snuggling up to someone we love also encourages romantic feelings and helps put us in an amorous mood.

Which is why we're all hot and bothered about the Quartz Cuddler Chair in hot pink from French Connection, and which is exclusive to DFS.

The Cuddler Chair is available in five other colours too, in case your home's interior is neutral and understated. And the chair is available in light and dark feet at no extra cost.

The chair comes with a free 10-year frame and frame springs guarantee. Which means you can have your frame springs checked at any time.

It has sloping arms and deep proportions.

Potentially an ideal Valentine's Day gift, the Cuddler Chair is priced at €725 in the DFS Winter sale. DFS has stores in Carrickmines, Blanchardstown, Cork and Limerick.

Crooked colourful ceramics

Ceramicist Fiona Mac makes pieces which are formally irregular. Some are even slightly crooked, and the unique shape of each one tells of its making.

For Mac, her creations are mediums for her exploration of colour.

She uses porcelain clay with coloured slips, randomly selected, before applying an underglaze of almost jewel-like embellishment.

Her work responds to the rhythm of the natural environment in which she lives and work - her garden at home amid the surrounding Mourne Mountains.

At first she studied jewellery at Middlesex University from 1986 to 1991.

She followed this with a Diploma in Applied Arts at the University of Ulster.

While working in the fashion world - making accessories for Jessica Ogden, Mac found herself becoming more curious about clay and ceramics.

This led her to join an evening course at the University of Ulster in order to learn the process of working with clay.

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