Gerhardt Gallagher is a painter of Irish-German parentage living in Dublin. While largely self taught, he studied art at the Waterford Technical School and NCAD, and printing at NCAD, Blackchurch, and Airfield Print Studios. He has had fifteen one and two person exhibitions and has taken part in numerous group gallery and open exhibitions. His work ranges from stylised figurative to landscape watercolours, oils and etchings. Influences include his German grandmother’s work, modern Irish and classical European painters, and the Irish landscape as well as a parallel career in Forestry.Dr Gisela Holfter is a Senior Lecturer in German in the School of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication, University of Limerick, Ireland. She has published many books and articles and is Joint Director of the Centre for Irish-German Studies.Dr Mícheál Ó hAodha lectures in the Department of History, University of Limerick, Ireland. He has written and edited many books including “The Turn of the Hand”: A Memoir from the Irish Margins (with Mary Ward, 2010). Between 2006 and 2008 he was an AHRC scholar in the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester.