It is fitting that the very first exhibition in the recently re-opened Royal Hibernian Academy will be the 178th RHA Annual exhibition. There are 550 artworks in this year’s exhibition, with 73 invited artists and 300 works selected from this year’s open submission section – making it the largest open submission to date.
The prize fund for this year’s exhibition totals ¤75,500 with 20 awards in total. The In Memoriam part of the exhibition will feature work by Conor Fallon HRHA, Raymond Piper HRHA and Raymond Mintz HRHA.
The Academy would like to thank each artist that took the time and care to submit to the 178th RHA Annual Exhibition, to the RHA Selection Committee and to the technical crew who work to hang the exhibition. A special word of thanks goes to Liam Belton RHA who so generously gives of his time each year to hang the exhibition and Carolyn Mulholland RHA for placing sculpture.
Visitors to the galleries can now enjoy a superb new café on the ground floor run by the Unicorn Café and a specialist art bookshop managed by Beggarman & Noble. We also have greatly extended our opening hours; we will now be open 7 days per week: Mon – Sat 11 am – 7 pm and Sundays from 2 – 5 pm.