This Matters Now
Exploring the Archive

About the new CIRCA Site

We have re-organised the CIRCA website into series of semi-autonomous projects and commissions. When you hover on the subheadings below, a short description will appear. We are still working out problems, we appreciate feedback via Contact.

New texts will be published on the first Wednesday of each month.


MICKY DONNELLY (1952-2019)

Micky Donnelly holds a special place here at CIRCA, and his passing has affected us greatly. Micky was an important contributor in the early years of the magazine, in the first issue alone – in November 1981 – he led an interview with Felim Egan and wrote a review of Alistair Wilson. We are dedicating this archive week to him as a contributor as well as a significant artist who was regularly written about in our pages. (more…)

Open Call: This Matters Now 2019 (ongoing)

We are not currently accepting any new submission. January 2020

To publish a magazine is to enter into a heightened relationship with the present moment.
–Gwen Allen

CIRCA Art Magazine is calling for short texts on contemporary visual arts projects, exhibitions and performances taking place on the island of Ireland in 2019. (more…)