Zurich Portrait Prize 2018

6 October 2018–13 January 2019
Room 23 | Free admission

This is the fifth year of our annual portrait prize competition showcasing contemporary portraiture, and this year we are delighted to welcome Zurich on board as sponsors. The competition attracts entries from across the island of Ireland, and from Irish artists living abroad. The winner was chosen from this year's finalists by our 2018 judging panel -  Tanya Kiang, Geraldine O’Neill, and Sue Rainsford - and was announced on 22 October.

Click on the links below to see the winning portrait, the two highly commended works, and each shortlisted work in more detail, and to read more about the artists and their portraits.

Winner of the Zurich Portrait Prize 2018

Mandy O’Neill (b. 1968), Diane, Larkin Community College, 2018. © Mandy O’Neill.

Mandy O'Neill

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Highly commended artists

The shortlisted artists

Gillian Cullen (b. 1983), Healing, 2018. © Gillian Cullen. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland.

Gillian Cullen

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Robert Ellis (b. 1984), Herbert, 2017. © Robert Ellis.

Robert Ellis

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Fionn McCann (b. 1973), Cezanne’s Apple, 2018. © Fionn McCann.

Fionn McCann

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Will O'Kane (b. Mayo 1979), A.L., 2018. © Will O’Kane. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland.

Will O'Kane

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