Tony O’Malley Residency 2017: Stephanie Deady

The RHA is delighted to announce Stephanie Deady as the 2017 / 2018 Tony O’Malley artist in residence.

Stephanie Deady (b.1990) Limerick. Deady graduated with a BA Honours in Fine Art specialising in painting from Limerick School of Art &Design in 2014. Her work has been exhibited as part of Temple Bar Gallery + Studios 6th Annual Book Fair. It has also been purchased by the OPW State Art Collection and selected as part of the 186th RHA Annual Exhibition. Moving from Dublin where she spent her time in Jaja’s Studios Stoneybatter as well as recently receiving an Artist Summer Studio initiative at DIT Grangegorman, Deady is now Artist in Residency in Callan Kilkenny. Her forthcoming solo exhibition will be held in Kevin Kavanagh Gallery in 2018.

Deady is a contemporary Irish painter who uses a meditative process to contemplate the orient she resides in. She gently stabilises her thought process to form a steadiness that continues throughout the work. The paintings invite a reflection upon the way a certain environment is absorbed. An attachment and stillness exists amongst the paintings as a way of understanding and considering what makes certain spaces so alluring. The way we can live in certain spaces and how we absorb ourselves and others in the place we occupy is a growing theme though out the work. For more information please visit

Image: Stephanie Deady, Aughrim House I, 2016, Size 33X61cm, Oil on Board. Image courtesy of the artist.

Tony O’Malley Residency 2018: Applications

Application information for the Tony O’Malley Residency 2018 / 2019 will be announced in January 2018. The residency will run from August 2018 to August 2019.

Previous Recipients

2016: Eithne Jordan RHA

2015: Paraic Leahy

2015: David Quinn

2014: Mollie Douthit

2014: Kevin Miller

2013: Ramon Kassam

2012: Gavin Murphy

2011: Magnhild Opdol