Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) Gallagher Gallery
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Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) Gallagher Gallery information
This large, well-lit gallery at the end of a serene Georgian street has a grand name to fit its exalted reputation as one of the most prestigious exhibition spaces for modern and contemporary art in Ireland – although it's worked hard to shrug off a reputation for being a little dowdy and conservative in its tastes.
The big event is the Annual Exhibition, held in May, which shows the work of those artists deemed worthy enough by the selection committee that is made up of members of the academy (easily identified amid the huge throng that attends the opening by their scholars’ gowns). The show is a mix of technically proficient artists, Sunday painters and the odd outstanding talent.