193rd RHA Annual Exhibition Press Release


193rd RHA Annual Exhibition

All Gallery Spaces

22 May – 30 July


Ireland’s largest and longest running open submission exhibition of visual art, the RHA Annual Exhibition, returns for its 193rd year.


We invite you to view 563 works across the mediums of paint, sculpture, drawing, print, photography and architecture, when the 193rd RHA Annual Exhibition opens to the public on Monday 22 May 2023. 


The Annual Exhibition is a core responsibility of the artist Members of the Royal Hibernian Academy. This year, the RHA saw a total of 4,475 works of art submitted from which, following two rigorous rounds of selection, 380 works were accepted and will be exhibited throughout all gallery spaces alongside works by RHA Academy Members and Invited Artists. 


With Ireland’s largest artistic prize fund of over €70,000 available to all exhibiting artists, the RHA Annual Exhibition attracts the highest calibre of artists working today. The majority of work is for sale and provides an opportunity for collectors and first time buyers alike to directly support artists by acquiring their work. Prices range from €65 to €60,000, and everything in between. 


Last year’s Annual Exhibition saw a 13-year high with over €455,000 paid directly to artists in sales commissions and prizes. The RHA thanks the public for its ongoing support of the Annual Exhibition, which also supports the work of the Academy as a registered charity providing a platform for Irish artists for 200 years.


We greatly look forward to welcoming you to the 193rd RHA Annual Exhibition this summer. 


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


Press Contact

Rebecca Gale

Email: rebecca@rhagallery.ie

Phone: (01) 661 2558