Royal Hibernian Academy Of Arts

Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts
Tue. 21  Feb. & Wed. 22 Feb.


Join us as we collaborate with the Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts in celebration of their 200 years of championing Irish art and artists, throughout 2023.

During their bicentenary year, the RHA will hold a progamme of celebratory events, across Ireland, which will look back at their history, celebrate the artists and architects who have shaped the RHA and look towards the next 200 years of the oldest artist-led visual arts organisation in the country.

This February, we are delighted to host the first RHA Assembly Meeting ever to be held outside of Dublin. This will be followed by a panel discussion with Academy Members led by Emer McGarry, Director, The Model questioning ‘What is the RHA?’, a tour of her exhibition Gather with Academy Member Niamh O’Malley to which all are welcome and a Masterclass in Anatomy for artists with Úna Sealy RHA Secretary and the first ever Professor of Art at the Royal College of Surgeons.





Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts, Assembly Meeting
Tue. 21 Feb.
For academicians only.

This February, the Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts will hold its first ever assembly meeting of the membership outside of Dublin.

This historic occasion, the first in 200 years, marks a break from tradition and an upcoming change to the 1823 Charter which states that all assembly meetings must be held within the City of Dublin or ten miles thereof.



Artist-Led Tour: Niamh O’Malley  ARHA; Gather
Tue. 21 Feb. 2pm
All welcome.

An informal tour and discussion with Academy Member Niamh O’Malley ARHA of her exhibition Gather, which represented Ireland at Venice in 2022 and is currently on view at The Model. Walk through the galleries with Niamh for this unique event.

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Panel Discussion: What is the RHA?
Tue. 21 Feb. 5pm
All welcome.

Artists and Academicians, Dr. Abigail O’Brien RHA President, Úna Sealy RHA Secretary, Mick O’Dea PPRHA, James English RHA and Sinead Ní Mhaonaigh ARHA discuss the history and role of the RHA in the Irish visual arts.
Moderated by Emer McGarry, Director, The Model.
Followed by a drinks reception.

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Masterclass in Anatomy for Artists, Led by artist Úna Sealy RHA
Wed. 22 Feb. 11am – 2:30pm
Booking essential.

Understanding the structure of the human body is key to improving your practice, especially if your work is in drawing, painting and figurative sculpture. Artist Úna Sealy will lead you on an anatomical journey, that will both challenge and reveal new ways of working. Sealy was elected an Associate of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 2010, and a full member in 2016. She holds an MSc degree in Anatomy for Artists, and was appointed the first ever Professor of Art at the Royal College of Surgeons in 2021. Bring your own drawing materials.
This unique workshop is free but places are limited and must be booked in advance.
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