The 192nd RHA Annual Exhibition 2022 is Ireland's largest and longest running exhibition of visual art. This year, the RHA saw a total of 4038 works of art submitted from which, following a rigorous two rounds of selection, 567 works, including members and those invited, are currently exhibited throughout all gallery spaces.
Over €70,000 in prizes were awarded to emerging, mid-career and senior artists, across mediums including painting, photography, sculpture and architecture. RHA President, Dr Abigail O'Brien, said that in this year:
" We are fortunate to witness a selection of varied and unique voices speaking out the truth of their creators. I call on us all to take the front seat - to continue to make work without the security of a consensus or societal approval."
Prize Winners 2022:
RCSI Art Award in association with The Irish Times: Colin Davidson, Taffina Flood, Andrea Kavanagh, Laurence O’Toole and John Rainey.
The Ireland – US Council and Irish Arts Review Portraiture Award: Aches This Dream And You by Donal Maguire.
The Anita Young Bursary for a Mid-Career Painter in Association with the Tyrone Guthrie Centre and the RHA: Vera Klute.
The James O’Nolan Graduate Award: Museum Café by Dominique Crowley.
The Solomon Fine Art Award for Sculpture (in any medium): Dazzled Venus by John Rainey.
The Progressive Vision Curtin O’Donoghue Photography Prize: The Heart Of A Tree (1) by Clare Langan.
The Progressive Vision Curtin O’Donoghue Emerging Photographic Award: Horse And Cloud by Sarah Doyle.
The Morgan O’Driscoll Sculpture Award: Van Gogh I by John Behan RHA.
The Adam’s Award: Vigil/Protest (London/2021. Version 2. Side View) 2022 by Joy Gerrard.
The De Veres Art Award for a Work of Distinction: Haircut, (no.12) by Zsolt Basti.
The ESB Keating Award and Silver Medal for an Outstanding Artwork: Fire Escape by Aidan Crotty.
The K & M Evans Painting Prize: Drive Thru by Ciara Roche.
The Whyte’s Award: Mantas Poderys Family At The table by Daly MacGabhanns.
The ESB Moran Award for Outstanding Sculpture: Inner Sphere by Andrea Kavanagh.
The Friends of the RHA Award for a Senior Artist: I Love You To The Moon And Back by Myra Jago.
The Alex Bradley Award for a Mid-Career Artist (in any medium): Needlework Woman’s Account of Hours by Gerri O’Brien.
Contemporary Irish Art Society Award for a Work of Distinction by an Emerging Artist: Spellbound by Alana Barton.
The Graphic Studio Dublin Wilkinson Award - sponsored by Behaviour and Attitudes: Cadence 3 by Kate McDonagh.
The Don Niccolo d’Ardia Caracciolo Award: Mantas Poderys Family At The Table by Daly MacGabhanns.
The Hanley Sustainability Energy Excellence Award for a “Landscape of distinction”: Edging On Chaos by Taffina Flood.
Hennessey Craig Award incorporating the Homan Potterton Prize shortlist: Are you aware of the Electric Universe? by Tadhg O Cuirrin; Transat with Minnette by Niamh Porter; At the Party by Chanelle Walshe; Doirteal le Freud by Fiach McGuinne and Where goes Amelia? by Isobel Mahon
Clockwise from top: Andrea Kavanagh and Ann Nolan; Gerard Crowley and Aidan Crotty; James O'Halloran, Abigail O'Brien PRHA and Joy Gerrard ARHA; Abigail O'Brien PRHA and Mantas Poderys