Ursula Burke’s work explores abuses of power in the social and political realms of the West, often taking a Northern Irish context as a critical point of departure from which to generalise her approach to international concerns. Formally, her work appropriates tropes deeply invested in the classical and re-inserts them in the contemporary, aiming to […]
Riin Kaljurand is a painter who celebrates the material qualities of paint by eliminating the traditional canvas support to create paintings without restrictions. There is a sculptural element to her works, but it is far more about form, materiality and the versatility of paint. Gender politics and its paradoxical relationship to medicine, is one of the concerns the artist […]
Jacqueline Stanley HRHA sees landscape as containing a parallel to our present-day life, in forms and resonances, and not as a ‘misty’, obscure or pastoral subject matter. Stanley’s large drawings, from rugged Wicklow to the wetlands of Cork reveal a vital response into how her environment influences her work. Her dynamic approach to drawing is continued in her […]
Becoming Christine is an exhibition based on the lived experience of Christine Beynon. It is a continually developing body of work involving re-presented “selfies”, sound installation and video portraiture. The “selfies” follow Christine Beynon’s journey and transition over the past 12 years. These self-portraits range in tone from the painful, to the playful, from the mundane to the contemplative to the joyful. […]
This 2-day course will concentrate on improving observation in portraiture by looking critically at shapes and relationships and not relying on what we think we know: by focussing on the structure and planes of the head; by learning how to loosen up and deal productively with mistakes; and by thinking of a portrait as not just […]
This masterclass will be broken into four parts, each covering a different aspect of painting the head from life. Cian will conduct a demo at the beginning of each part and participants will then apply the principles as they work on their own versions. Individual feedback will be given throughout the masterclass. Other aspects covered throughout the class include: impasto, […]
Joe Dunne RHA, And their world of far and near things, Egg/oil tempera on canvas, 160 x 240cm, Image courtesy of the artist.
Liz Rackard, Waiting, Oil on canvas, 25 x 25cm, Image courtesy of the artist.
Blaise Smith RHA, Hydrangea, Oil on canvas, 70 x 100cm, Image courtesy of the artist.
Donald Teskey RHA, Riverbank and Willow, Oil on canvas, 100 x 120cm, Image courtesy of the artist.
Jennifer Trouton, Conceal, Oil and wallpaper on board, 60 x 50cm, Image courtesy of the artist.
Colin Martin RHA, facebook, Oil on canvas, 150 x 200cm, Image courtesy of the artist.
Benefits: Exclusive invitations to Varnishing Day, a preview of the RHA Annual Exhibition Invitations to all exhibition openings in the Academy’s galleries Subscription to the RHA Newsletter Invitations to our Annual Summer Fete and other Friends parties throughout the year Invitations to our Lecture Series A yearly membership card entitling Friends to a range of […]