Hennessy Craig & Homan Potterton Awards


16 Feb, 2024 - 31 Mar, 2024

Hennessy Craig Award, €20,000 and Homan Potterton Prize, €20,000, Awards Announced!

The Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts is delighted to announce that artist Stephanie Deady has been awarded the Hennessy Craig Award 2024 and artist Fiach McGuinne as the recipient of the Homan Potterton Award, 2024. Both awards, the largest awards for painters in Ireland, were announced at a ceremony held at the RHA Gallery, on Thursday 15 February.

The Hennessy Craig/Potterton jury selected five artists, from both the 2022 and 2023 Annual Exhibitions, who were invited to submit two new works, currently showing at the RHA until 31 March.

Since 2018, The Hennessy Craig Award has been awarded on a biennial basis and is open to any painter under the age of thirty-five exhibiting in the open submission section of the Academy’s Annual Exhibition, who has studied at a recognised art college on the island of Ireland.

This year, we are delighted to introduce the Homan Potterton Prize, created through a generous bequest left by the former Director of the National Gallery of Ireland and foremost scholar, Homan Potterton. This award is for a painter under thirty-five years of age whose style acknowledges the tradition of painting figurative or landscape subjects.

Each artist is invited to exhibit two new works and although considerate of the work submitted, the awards are based on the overall practice of the artist. This exhibition offers an unparalleled opportunity to view and for the discernible collector a chance to purchase, the very best work by some of Ireland’s most exciting young painters working today!

2024 Shortlisted artists:

Tadhg Ó’Cuirrín, Niamh Porter, Casey Walshe, Fiach McGuinne, Isobel Mahon, Ciara Roche, Manar Mervat Al Shouha, Stephanie Deady, Polly Maher, Daniel Coleman

 The Hennessy Craig Award, €20,000 – Bequest of the estate of Patrick Hennessy and Henry Robertson Craig

The Homan Potterton Prize, €20,000 – Bequest of the estate of Homan Potterton


Image: l-r: Stephanie Deady, Hennessy Craig Award Recipient, 2024. Photography Paul Sherwood.

Fiach Mc Guinne, Homan Potterton Prize Recipient, 2024. Photography Paul Sherwood.

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    16 Feb, 2024 - 31 Mar, 2024
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