Wilton Park Studios

IPUT supporting the RHA Wilton Park Studios, an IPUT/RHA Initiative.

The RHA and IPUT are delighted to announce a new initiative: the Artist in Residence Programme at Wilton Park Studios, Dublin 2. In direct response to the ever-increasing studio crisis in Dublin, IPUT – Ireland’s largest owner of office space in Dublin – has committed to fully support a facility with three studios, in collaboration with the RHA.

“Partnering with the RHA we found a real practical way to put our support of Irish art to practical use. It’s an exciting opportunity to use some of our commercial spaces around Wilton Park to collaborate with local artists from the concept stage all the way through to the delivery of their work” – Niall Gaffney, IPUT Chief Executive.

As part of the programme, 3 artists will each be provided with fully supplemented 6-month long residencies, over a period of 3 years.

“IPUTs foresight is helping to alleviate the current crisis of artist studio space in Dublin by providing three new fully subsidised studio spaces in the heart of Dublin city” – Patrick T. Murphy, RHA Director.

Three studios will be offered on a six-month basis to three artists. The studio spaces all have natural daylight and there are kitchen facilities available. The studios have working hour access, 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday and are non-residential.

The first three six-month studio slots will be available from September 2019 and have been awarded to:

Elizabeth Archbold

Leah Hewson

Helen MacMahon

The IPUT & RHA Selection Committee are delighted to announce Brendan Earley as the next artist in residence at the Wilton Park Studios. Brendan Earley will commence his residency in February 2020.

Brendan Earley, born 1971. Lives and works in Wicklow. After graduating from NCAD with first class honours, Earley spent a number of years traveling before receiving the Fulbright scholarship to attend Hunter College, New York City. He graduated with a Master in Fine Art in 1999 and returned to Dublin where he exhibits regularly. Exhibitions include; Artist Space New York, Ars Electronica, Austria and Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin. He was awarded his PhD in 2010 from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and recently had a major solo show in RHA, Dublin. His work is in a number of public and private collections and he is represented by Mother’s Tankstation.






Image: Wilton Park Studios, IPUT & RHA Initiative, 2019. Image courtesy of Leah Hewson.