Zurich Portrait Prize 2020 | National Gallery of Ireland

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The Zurich Portrait Prize 2020 has been launched by the National Gallery of Ireland:

The annual competition is open to artists living on the island of Ireland, and Irish artists living abroad. The winner will receive a cash prize of €15,000, and a commission worth €5,000 to create a work for inclusion in the National Portrait Collection. There will also be two awards of €1,500 for highly commended works.

A shortlist of portraits will be chosen by the 2020 judging panel and exhibited at the National Gallery of Ireland from 21 November 2020 to 21 March 2021.

via Zurich Portrait Prize 2020 | National Gallery of Ireland

Artist James Gurney Painting in Dublin

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Artist James Gurney was in Dublin recently and completed this watercolour painting of a scene near College Green in 2 hours. Despite the quick turnaround the weather changed on him twice and he has to remove the painting he started and start again! James is the author and illustrator of the Dinotopia series of books … Read more

Wine and Design at Tartare

Tartare Café + Wine Bar Galway Artist Talks

Interesting art initiative from chef and food industry powerhouse JP McMahon here in Galway:

Tartare Café + Wine Bar is launching a monthly event, Wine & Design, which will explore the creative connection between food and the arts.

On the first Wednesday of each month from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Tartare Café + Wine Bar will host a local artist or designer, providing them with a platform to discuss their work, their inspirations, and what it means to be an artist in Galway.

Future artists include Macnas’ Noeline Kavanagh, artist Finbar247, photographer Anita Murphy, stylist Zania Koppe, Elena Santos of Just Art It, Sandra Lovern of Lovern Leather Goods, and TULCA’s Kerry Guinan.

The events are free but booking is recommended. To book call (091) 567 803 or email food@tartaregalway.ie.
via Wine and Design at Tartare | FFT.ie