Members

Members of the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA)

Abigail O’BRIEN, President
Una SEALY, Secretary
Eithne JORDAN, Keeper
Robin BUICK, Treasurer
Colin MARTIN, School Principal
Imogen STUART, Prof. of Sculpture
Pat HARRIS, Prof. of Painting
Blaise SMITH, School Vice Principal
John BEHAN
Liam BELTON
Pauline BEWICK
Veronica BOLAY
Carey CLARKE PPRHA
Gary COYLE
Diana COPPERWHITE
David CRONE
Michael CULLEN
Remco DE FOUW
Joe DUNNE
James ENGLISH
Yvonne Farrell
Andrew FOLAN
Martin GALE
Richard GORMAN 
James HANLEY
Charles HARPER
David HONE PPRHA
Rachel JOYNT
Gene LAMBERT
Alice MAHER
Maeve McCARTHY
Brett McENTAGART
Des McMAHON, PPRHA
Carolyn MULHOLLAND
Janet MULLARNEY
Eilis O’CONNELL
Mick O’DEA PPRHA
Michael QUANE
Vivienne ROCHE
Thomas RYAN, PPRHA
Neil SHAWCROSS
Anita SHELBOURNE
Maria SIMONDS-GOODING
Amelia STEIN
Donald TESKEY
Michael WARREN

Associate Members of the Royal Hibernian Academy (ARHA)

Dorothy CROSS
Joy GERRARD
Pat HARRIS
Vera KLUTE
Eileen MACDONAGH
Peter MCGOVERN
Sinéad NÍ MHAONAIGH
Geraldine O’NEILL

Honorary Council of the Royal Hibernian Academy (HRHA)

Dr. Peter HARBISON, (Prof. of Archaeology)
Dervilla DONNELLY, (Prof. of Chemistry)
Prof. John TURPIN, (Prof. of History of Art)
Michael LONGLEY, (Prof. of Literature)
Prof Clive LEE (Prof. of Anatomy)
Bruce ARNOLD
Ron BOLGER
Brian BOURKE
Joyce W. Cairns PRSA
James COLEMAN
Catriona CROWE
Brian FALLON
Peter FALLON
Brian FERRAN
Maurice FOLEY
Loretta GLUCKSMAN
Sir Nicholas GRIMSHAW CBE PPRA
Hon. Desmond GUINNESS
Garry HYNES
Neil JORDAN
Charles KENNY
Tony KILDUFF
Philip KING, PPRA
Christopher LE BRUN PRA
Louis MARCUS
Frank McGUINNESS
Dr. Ian McKENZIE SMITH, OBE, PRSA
Eddie MOONEY
Patrick J. MURPHY
Patrick T. MURPHY
Dr Eimear O’CONNOR
Homan POTTERTON
Sheila PRATSCHKE
Hilary PYLE
Lochlann QUINN
Dr. Alistair ROWAN
Frances RUANE
Camille SOUTER
Jacqueline STANLEY
Colm TOIBIN
Walter VERLING
Dr. Edward WALSH

PRA – President Royal Academy
PPRA – Past President Royal Academy
PRSA – President Royal Scottish Academy
PPRSA – Past President Royal Scottish Academy

 

Election Procedures

HOW DO YOU BECOME A MEMBER OF THE RHA?

 There are three categories of the RHA Membership:

  • Associate Member (Maximum of 10)
  • Full RHA Member (Maximum of 30 and 15 Senior Members)
  • Honorary Member

Artists are elected an Associate Member before becoming a Full Member of the RHA. Members are elected in each category as outlined below.

A) ASSOCIATE MEMBER

Election Procedure for New Associate Members:

  • Every year, before the AGM in October, each full RHA Member can nominate two candidates for the Candidates List.
  • These two candidates will stay on the list until the following AGM, whereupon each Member can either replace one or both nominees, with new candidates, or renew their previous year’s nominations.
  • Therefore, there will be a maximum of 90 names on the list at any one time.
  • When a vacancy arises, each member can vote for one candidate from the list at the Assembly meeting or by postal vote. The two candidates with the most votes will go through to the Second Round. This second vote will take place at the same Assembly meeting and each Member will vote for either of the top two candidates that received the highest number of votes.
  • The person with the most votes will duly be elected to be an Associate Member, of which there can be a maximum of 10.

B) FULL MEMBER

Election Procedure for Full Member:

  • Associate Members are elected to become Full Members in chronological order as and when a Full Member space becomes available.

C) HONORARY MEMBER

  • RHA Honorary Members represent fields such as visual art, literature, theatre, filmmaking, science, business and academia.
  • Nominations for Honorary Members are presented by the Council and are ratified by the Assembly at the AGM in October.