June 23, 2024


General For All

RHA Gallery – New exhibitions now on view here at the RHA

RHA Gallery - New exhibitions now on view here at the RHA

New Exhibitions – Now Open

In & of Itself, Abstraction in the age of images
Elizabeth Archbold, Tinka Bechert, Helen Blake, Megan Burns, John Cronin, Ellen Duffy, Taffina Flood, Jane Fogarty, Richard Gorman RHA, Leah Hewson, Ronnie Hughes, Joanna Kidney, Fergus Martin, Sinéad Rice, John Noel Smith, Charles Tyrrell ARHA, Samuel Walsh, Corban Walker, Michael Warren RHA and Sarah Wren Wilson. Curated by Patrick T. Murphy, Director RHA

Austin Hearne – Requiem for Raymo, Brown & O’hUiginn Galleries

The Gallery Press – Cover Versions, Dr. Tony Ryan Gallery

Brendan Earley – Spent, RHA Foyer

Mark Joyce – Countermovement, RHA Atrium

Orla Whelan – I Don’t Need Anything From Here (magic-carpet-painting), RHA Atrium

Ciara Roche – nightcall (until 18 Dec), RHA Ashford Gallery


Festive Friends Event at the Abbey Theatre – Backstage Tour, Food, Wine and Play

Wed, 14 Dec, 4.15pm – 7.40pm
The RHA Friends are invited to a Special Festive Friends event for the last event of the year. Beginning with a backstage tour of the Abbey Theatre, then a private function in the Abbey bar with an assortment of food and wine, ending in a showing of the wonderful, award-winning play ‘The Long Christmas Dinner’, on the Peacock Stage at the Abbey.

Price: €55 p/p – exclusive to RHA Friends only. Places are limited – early booking is advised.


Image © Ros Kavanagh


Director’s Tour of In and of Itself, Abstraction in the age of images

Wed, 23 Nov, 5:30-6:30pm – Public event, all welcome

Led by the RHA Director, Patrick T. Murphy, who curated In and of Itself, this tour will offer important insights in the making of this exhibition and a detailed look at the works of several contributing artists.


Image from: In & of Itself, Abstraction in the age of images, Helen G. Blake, Second Sleep, 2022, Oil on linen, 40 x 50cm, image courtesy of the artist.


Joanna Kidney – Masterclass

28-30 January 2023

This workshop will cover a wide range of technical and intuitive processes involved with encaustic paint: surface preparation; in-depth additive and subtractive techniques and tools; opacity and translucency and compatible drawing media.

Closing date for applications: 17th January, 2023

Image Oscillate lr, 2015- 2016, encaustic on panel, 15×20.5cm. Courtesy of Joanna Kidney


Art Therapy Taster Sessions

November – December
Our ongoing series of Art Therapy Taster sessions, facilitated by art therapist Andrea Clare Plunkett continues at the RHA. Art therapy uses art media to express, reflect and communicate. Sessions €25 per person

Dates: Sundays 1-3pm:
20th Nov
27th Nov
4th Dec
11th Dec



Critical Correspondence Course 2023

Led by artist and art critic, James Merrigan, alongside an invited guest artist and mentors, a total of eight participating artists meet three times a year at the RHA School. The group will utilise both one-to-one and communal presentations and appraisals during three in-person critiques held at the RHA, between each crit, the participating artists receive two written feedback reviews, for the artist to consider prior to the final critique.

Closing date for all applications: 12th December, 5 pm.