'Ciaran Carson's Dream'. Screenprint (based on a linocut) on Perspex © Jonathan Brennan (2022)

'Ciaran Carson's Dream' is a new work installed outside The Garrick Bar in Belfast. It's part of a series of works created for a project involving Seedhead Arts, Form Native and Belfast City Council.

'Mamalujo' © Jonathan Brennan

‘Mamalujo’ is my most recent video piece. It premiered at the Northern Ireland Mental Health Arts Festival, which took place last month – online.

From 'A Harlot's Progress' by Karen Daye Hutchinson

‘A Harlot’s Progress’
Karen Daye-Hutchinson

ArtisAnn Gallery, Belfast
2 May – 1 June 2019

Maxie. Acrylic on panel © Jonathan Brennan, 2019

Whatever you think about Robin Noel Pecknold, an essay he wrote for the liner notes of Fleet Foxes’ eponymous debut album has stuck with me and I feel is worth sharing.

Like all children, I drew a lot growing up. It was an immediate medium and the tools, pencil and paper, were simple and easy to find. It was something I continued doing for years, but very sporadically. 

Guadalupe prints in The Bantry Bookshop © Jonathan Brennan

Last week I was in Bantry for the West Cork Literary festival. The Bantry Bookshop hosted my brother Dylan Brennan in conversation on the subject of his most recent collection ‘Guadalupe & Other Hallucinations’.

Ben Weir giving his presentation in Framewerk Gallery © Jonathan Brennan

I've just returned from Ben Weir's book lauch of 'Everything Gets Treated The Same' at Framewerk gallery in Belfast.