In 2016, Avolon created the Global Studio Award – offering international artists a residency at the RHA. Each year Avolon invites artists from a specific geographic region to apply for the residency. Selected by an independent committee, the chosen artists take up residency in Dublin for three months and are provided with a studio at the RHA for the duration of their stay.


For further information contact Vanessa Moss, RHA Marketing at vanessa@rhagallery.ie  or tel: +353 (1) 661 2558.

For information on Avolon, please visit www.avolon.aero or contact Sean Pattwell at on +353 1 556 4454 or spattwell@avolon.aero


About Avolon

Headquartered in Ireland, with offices in the United States, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai, Avolon provides aircraft leasing and lease management services. Avolon is a wholly-owned, indirect subsidiary of Bohai Capital Holding Co., Ltd., a Chinese public company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SLE: 000415). Avolon is the world’s third largest aircraft leasing business with an owned, managed and committed fleet, as of 31 March, 2018 of 903 aircraft.

Avolon’s growth and global platform is underpinned by a clear set of corporate values and a strong commitment to corporate and social responsibility (CSR). Avolon recently expanded its CSR programmes to develop its ‘CARE’ Initiative; an employee led and founded programme aimed at supporting philanthropic projects in the communities where the business operates.  The initiative aims to promote innovation, education and change under four pillars: Community; CARE Days; Resources; and, Education & Entrepreneurship.  In October 2015, Avolon launched two new programmes under the CARE Initiative with the RHA: the Avolon Youthreach Programme; and, the Avolon Global Studio Award.  Additional information on Avolon and the CARE Initiative and Avolon are available at www.avolon.aero

 About the Royal Hibernian Academy

The RHA Gallery (Royal Hibernian Academy) is one of Dublin’s leading public art galleries and shows an innovative mix of Irish and International contemporary art. With an exhibition and education programme dedicated to developing, affirming and challenging the public’s appreciation of traditional and innovative approaches to the visual arts.

The redevelopment of the RHA building in 2008 provided wonderful new spaces, which accommodate the RHA School & Studios. The RHA School teaches drawing and painting to artists who have already achieved a degree of considerable competence in their work and who wish to improve their technical skills. An atelier system enables artists to learn from those with more experience, both from their peers and invited artists, who teach by practical demonstration. The RHA School emphasizes the primacy of drawing from observation. Studio work is complemented by lectures on relevant subjects from the arts and sciences.



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