194th RHA Annual Exhibition Press Release

PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release

194th RHA Annual Exhibition

20 May – 4 August, RHA Gallery


22 April ’24: Join us this summer for the 194th RHA Annual Exhibition featuring painting, print, sculpture, drawing, photography, mixed media and architectural models. Irelands largest and longest running open submission exhibition will be open to the public from Monday 20 May to Sunday 4 August with free admission, at all times.


Artists exhibiting, this year, include: Aideen Barry ARHA, Dorothy Cross RHA, Stephanie Deady, Vivienne Dick, Ronnie Hughes, Leah Hewson, Stephen Johnston, Atsushi Kaga LABADANzky, Manar Mervat Al Shouha, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh RHA, John Shinnors, O'Donnell + Tuomey and Donald Teskey RHA.


With the largest artistic prize fund available to artists, totalling over €78,000, across different medium, the RHA Annual exhibition attracts the highest calibre of artists working today. Exhibitors include RHA Academy members, invited artists and 310 artists whose

work was selected through the, highly competitive, open submission process. This year saw a record breaking 5300+ works submitted from which less than 350 can be accepted into the exhibition, ensuring that the highest standard of work is shown. With works ranging in price from €50 to €60,000, this show is a must-see for both those new to buying art to the discerning collector.


Accompanying this exhibition, we offer a free education programme, giving visitors a chance to engage in a variety of ways; to meet and to hear from RHA Staff and Members of the Academy, and to experience and learn in interesting and active ways. This year our tour offerings have grown and we are delighted to provide Irish Sign Language (ISL) Tours and Slow Looking Tours to our education programme, alongside the popular Lunchtime, Art Form and Guided Tours, available to book on www.rhagallery.ie.

Admission is always free and a series of artist led tours and talks are scheduled for the duration of this exhibition. For more information, please see www.rhagallery.ie


For media information or interview requests please contact:

Rebecca Gale, RHA Marketing, rebecca@rhagallery.ie with requests to interview:


  • Dr. Abigail O’Brien, President of the RHA – the first female President of the Academy in it’s 200 year history.
  • Patrick T. Murphy, RHA Director
  • Other Academicians such as: Andrew Folan RHA, Secretary, James Hanley RHA, Una Sealy RHA.
  • Interviewees fluent in Irish also available.


Press Contact

Rebecca Gale

Email: rebecca@rhagallery.ie

Phone: (01) 661 2558


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