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:
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.