Wexford based artist John Noel Smith spent over twenty years working in Berlin. His painterly abstractions found their voice there amid the tight milieu of a then divided city. Noel Smith has been invited to create two works for the Atrium space at the RHA. He has undertaken two very large canvases and added to this ambition of scale, a poignant lament to his time in Berlin. Entitled Bilderstreit the German word refers to “controversy over image”. Smith’s honed his skill and style in the close-knit community of painters where critique and argument surrounded their work.
The Royal Hibernian Academy is located in the city centre of Dublin, adjacent to the National Gallery of Ireland and National Museum of Ireland and within close proximity to a wide variety of public transport services, such as Dublin Bus (Routes: 39A, 46A and 145) and Dart (Pearse Dart Station).
There is plenty of parking available in the neighbourhood and the RHA is fully wheelchair accessible.
Margadh RHA is a speciality food and wine outlet from the people behind Margadh Howth, Mamó Restaurant, Elm Epicurean and Barrow Market. The wine bar serves morning fare, lunch, hampers and gifts.