The RHA & RHA School are delighted to announce Atsushi Kaga as the recipient of the Tony O’Malley Residency 2019 / 2020. Atsushi Kaga received His B.A. from NCAD in 2005.  Kaga employs images that represent his own cultural background, namely Japanese comic. He combines it with art historical references and themes to create paintings, sculptures and animations. By illustrating little tales, he speaks of the mythologies of everyday life, revealing existential situations, human vulnerability and weakness. His work expresses a profound sense of alienation, solitude and humour. Kaga has completed numerous residency programmes including ISCP, New York, Location One, New York, and IMMA. His work is in public and private collections including the Arts Council of Ireland and Pigozzi Collection. He is represented by Mother’s Tankstation Limited, Dublin, and Maho Kubota Gallery, Tokyo.


Róisín O’Sullivan has been awarded the 2021 Tony O’Malley Residency in Callan, Co. Kilkenny. Róisín will begin this residency at the end of March 2021.

Róisín O’Sullivan achieved an MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (2015) and a BA in Fine Art at CCAM, GMIT in Galway (2011). O’Sullivan’s work stems from her own experience of nature but slips into abstraction through intuition and mark-making within the studio process. In February 2020, she opened her fifth solo exhibition at University College Cork.

In 2020, O’Sullivan participated in residencies at PADA Art Residency (Portugal), Cill Rialaig Artists’ Retreat (Kerry), Tyrone Guthrie Centre (Monaghan), Ballinglen Arts Foundation (Mayo) and The Cabin at Road Books (Cork).

O’Sullivan has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom and has more recently participated in online exhibitions organised in Portugal and the United States. In 2022, the artist will have a solo exhibition at Triskel Arts Centre in Cork.

O’Sullivan’s work is held in both private and public collections, including the Office of Public Works.

Róisín O’Sullivan, Beneath the Stars and Stillness (installation shot), 2020, Oils on found wood (both works), 53 x 19.5 cm, Image courtesy of the artist.


2018: Oscar Fouz Lopez

2017: Stephanie Deady

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




Image: Atsushi Kaga, Melancholia with Food, Acrylic on board, 53 x 42 cm, 2014. Image courtesy of the artist and Mother’s Tankstation Limited.