Victor Sloan’s work is exhibited in the RHA Exhibition in Dublin

Royal Hibernian Academy Exhibition

RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin

11 Nov - 13 December 2008

Belfast (Untitled) 2008 © Victor Sloan
Purchased by Office of Public Works, State Art Collection, Ireland

It is fitting that the very first exhibition in the recently re-opened Royal Hibernian Academy will be the 178th RHA Annual exhibition. There are 536 artworks in this year’s exhibition, with 73 invited artists and 300 works selected from this year’s open submission section-making it the largest open submission.

The prize fund for this year’s exhibition totals 75,500 euro with 20 awards in total. The In Memoriam part of the exhibition will feature work by Conor Fallon HRHA, Raymond Piper HRHA and Raymond Mintz HRHA. The Academy would like to thank each artist that took the time and care to submit to the 178th RHA Annual Exhibition, to the RHA Selection Committee and to the technical crew who work to hang the exhibition. A special word of thanks goes to Liam Belton RHA who so generously gives of his time each year to hang the exhibition and Carolyn Mulholland RHA for placing sculpture.

Visitors to the galleries can now enjoy a superb new café on the ground floor run by the Unicorn Café and a specialist art bookshop managed by Noble & Beggarman.

We also have greatly extended our opening hours – we will now be open 7 days per week: Mon – Sat 11 am – 7 pm and Sundays from 2 – 5 pm.

Please note the following revised times for the various receptions
Varnishing Day:
Sunday 9 November 2pm to 5pm RHA Friends, Exhibiting Artists and their guests.
Opening Night Reception:
Monday 10 November 4pm to 9pm Artists and invited public.

For more information please contact RHA Marketing, (Elaine Fallon or Rebecca Gale) at 01 6612558 ext 111 or email

Royal Hibernian Academy
15 Ely Place, Dublin 2
Tel: 353 1 661 2558
Fax: 353 1 661 0762