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We Shall Arise Now

Only 2% of Artists included in the National Gallery of Ireland virtual tour are female and it took a transition year student to point it out, writes Emma Dwyer

I remember a school visit to the National Gallery of Ireland (NGI). We were shown Carravagio, Jack B Yeats, and Paul Henry paintings. This was Art: oil paintings by the lads. But why did I only now hear of Yeats' sister Lily – an accomplished embroiderer who founded the embroidery department of Cuala Industries. Is that not art? Or the other Yeats sister Elizabeth who published several books on art . . .

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