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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