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.

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GMIT art students showcase their work in exciting Graduate Degree Show | GMIT

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Always a high point of the Galway arts year is the GMIT Graduate Show, and a great place to pick up top quality art at the beginning of an artist’s career.

Final-year art students in GMIT’s School of Design and Creative Arts will hold an exciting exhibition of their work in GMIT’s Cluain Mhuire campus, opening Saturday, 1 June, at 2pm. Galway-based, award-winning Swedish artist Cecilia Danell, a GMIT graduate, will open the show which runs daily from 11am to 6pm until 8 June.




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The Taoiseach has no clothes and RTE has no balls: the Brian Cowen Nude Caricature

(No taoisigh were harmed in the making of this image. You may experience some nausea yourself though, for which I apologise, but this is about principle, freedom of speech, and news staying news.) UPDATE: We’re going to have an exhibition! Tonight RTE News issued an apology for reporting news. This will not stand. You may … Read more The Taoiseach has no clothes and RTE has no balls: the Brian Cowen Nude Caricature

Dean Kelly’s modus operandi? in Kennys

Dean Kelly’s first solo show, modus operandi?, opens this Friday in Kenny’s Gallery, Galway. I’ve known Dean since college in ’94, and I’ve watched his work develop. I think he’s on the cusp of becoming an important painter and I also think he’s going to be a big seller (his graduation show sold out in … Read more Dean Kelly’s modus operandi? in Kennys