RHA Friends Event

Behind the scenes at the RHA with Abigail O’Brien PRHA and Director Patrick T. Murphy & Tour of Mary Swanzy, Voyages, IMMA with Curator, Seán Kissane – with the Friends of the Highlane’s Gallery
18 Jan 2019
Time: 11am - 1.30pm

FULLY BOOKED – to book a place on the waiting list email friends@rhagallery.ie 

In a joint tour with the Friends of the Highlane’s Gallery, the RHA Friends are invited to meet the new President of the RHA, Abigail O’Brien PRHA with Director, Patrick Murphy for a special behind-the-scenes visit to the RHA gallery and school to hear about its history and continuing influence on art and society, over an informal coffee & cake morning in the RHA library. This will be followed by a short trip to IMMA to see the stunning new exhibition Mary Swanzy Voyages, with a tour by the exhibition’s curator, Seán Kissane.

Swanzy is arguably Ireland’s first ‘modernist’ painter and this is the first major retrospective of her work since 1968. The exhibition offers a timely review of Swanzy’s work, demonstrating her early mastery of Modernist styles, her wide travels, idiosyncratic feminism and forward-thinking ideas that makes Swanzy such a fascinating artist to explore in our times.

Tickets €10. Places are limited and include bus from the RHA to IMMA. Tea/coffee and pastry are included in the price.


Image: RHA Library

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