RHA Gallery – New exhibitions now showing at the RHA

New Season of Exhibitions – Now On

Image: Debbie Castro, The Hidden Lie, 2023, 60 x 75cm, Giclée print, framed. Courtesy of the artist. From Age is a Privilege, Unless you Forget!, Petronella Brown Gallery, until 1st October.


Now Showing

The RHA has reopened with the following exhibitions:

Alan Butler, We are now in the Mountains, and they are in us, Gallagher Gallery

Enda Bowe, Hannah, O’hUiginn Gallery

Debbie Castro, Age is a Privilege, Unless you Forget!, Petronella Brown Gallery

James Hanley RHA, Recast, Dr. Tony Ryan Gallery

Karen Donnellan, Cosmic Wetness, RHA Corner Gallery

Kiera O’Toole, Weaved Drawing from reworked drawings, RHA Atrium

Niamh O’Malley ARHA – Shelf , 2022 – RHA Foyer

Image: James Hanley RHA, Foreign Part, 2023, Graphite and Letraset on Fabriano, 26 x 18cm


Enda Bowe & Lucy Caldwell, In Conversation

Wed, 6 Sept, 5.30pm

During this in-conversation event, Enda Bowe and Lucy Caldwell will discuss the making of Hannah and offer in-depth insights into their individual practices. Admission free, booking essential.


Image: Enda Bowe, Untitled from the series Hannah, 2021, Photography, Image courtesy of the artist.


RHA Studio Opportunity

Applications are now open for RHA Studio 3. This studio will be available from the end of October 2023 for one calendar year. Included with this studio, the successful artist will also be awarded the Stephen McKenna Fellowship, a subsidy amount of €500.

Located at the RHA, with 24-hour access, the total cost for this studio is €200 per month.

Applications close 5pm, Mon 18 Sept.


RHA 200

It Took a Century – Women Artists & the RHA

National Gallery of Ireland
Now – 22 October

Admission free

This National Gallery of Ireland and RHA collaboration showcases women’s membership of the Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts from the election in 1923 of the first woman member, Sarah Purser, to the first woman President, Dr. Abigail O’Brien, in 2018.

As part of the RHA bicentenary celebrations this exhibition, showing at the National Gallery of Ireland, combines an historic survey of the past 100 years together with a presentation of work by current women members of the Academy.


Image: Carolyn Mulholland RHA, Portrait of John Healy, (1992), bronze, 41 x 28 x 7cm. RHA Collection.


Empathy Lab
Colin Martin RHA

Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

16 Sept – 27 Oct

The Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris is presenting ‘Empathy Lab’ an exhibition of paintings by Colin Martin RHA.

The opening night, Friday 15th September, features a conversation between Martin and the director of the Highlanes Gallery, Aoife Ruane. Admission free, reservation recommended – see link below.


Image: Colin Martin RHA, Fulfilment Centre, 2021, detail, oil on canvas, 185 x 300cm.

RHA 200

RHA: Ballinglen Fellows Exhibition

Ballinglen Museum of Art, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo

Now – 25 September

As part of the RHA 200 programme, works from the Ballinglen Permanent Collection and new work by RHA members are featured in this exhibition at the Ballinglen Museum of Art.


Image: Pat Harris RHA, Stag at Glengloss Point, 1998, 70.5 x 91.5cm. Ballinglen Permanent Collection.

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