26 November 2022 – 2 April 2023
Room 23 | Admission free – no booking required
The annual competition showcasing contemporary portraiture is open to artists from across the island of Ireland, and Irish artists living abroad. This year's winner is David Booth, for his portrait Salvatore. Booth will now be commissioned to create a work for the National Portrait Collection. The judges also highly commended the work of Gavin Leane and Cara Rose.
This exhibition features the shortlist of portraits chosen by the 2022 judging panel. The exhibition will travel to the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, where it will be displayed from 3 June to 2 September 2023.
This year's judges are Diana Copperwhite, artist; Anna O'Sullivan, Director of the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny; and Nick Miller, artist.
An exhibition sponsored by Zurich Insurance Plc, organised by the National Gallery of Ireland.
Back Garden, 2021
Megan and Ophelia, 2021
Lately I've Been Seeing Rainbows, 2022
Louise Kennedy, 2022
Deirdre by the Window, 2021
Dead Dad, 2021
Rustam Saidaliev – Sanctuary in a New Land, 2022
14314 days, 2022
Forty Footer, 2021
Dead Weight, 2022
Self-portrait five days after vaccination, 2021
HoMi Hand Plow (self-portrait), 2020
An artist becomes their work – portrait of Paul Mosse in his st
At Dysert O’Dea, 2020
My Bedroom As A Depressed College Graduate (Self-portrait), 2022