Nationwide Gallery of Eire reveals shortlists for Zurich awards – The Irish Instances

The nominees for this yr’s Zurich Portrait Awards have been revealed by the Nationwide Gallery of Eire.

Twenty-six artists have been shortlisted for the Zurich Portrait Prize; 20 artists, aged between 4 and 18, have been chosen for the Zurich Younger Portrait Prize. All of them made it to the ultimate spherical from a whole lot of entries, in a wide range of media, from throughout the nation.

The winner of the Zurich Portrait Prize will obtain a money prize of €15,000 plus a fee of €5,000 to create a piece for the nationwide portrait assortment. Two further prizes of €1,500 shall be awarded to extremely regarded entries from these chosen. The judges are artist Diana Copperwhite, Anna O’Sullivan from the Butler Gallery in Kilkenny and artist Nick Miller.

Within the Zurich Younger Portrait Prize, 5 winners – one from every age class plus one total winner – will obtain artwork supplies in addition to a money prize; all chosen artists can have their work professionally framed/ready. The judges are Janet McLean from the Nationwide Gallery of Eire, comedian e book illustrator Nick Roche and artist Una Sealy.

Sean Rainbird, director of the gallery, says he’s “delighted that this exhibition provides many new and returning artists the prospect to point out their work on the Nationwide Gallery of Eire”. The awards “carry collectively the outstanding breadth of expertise of Irish portrait artists of all ages”, in accordance with Neil Freshwater, chief govt of Zurich Insurance coverage. “We’re delighted to see such a powerful choice of works once more shortlisted this yr.”

Shortlisted entries for each competitions shall be on show on the Nationwide Gallery of Eire in Merrion Sq., Dublin from Saturday 26 November till 2 April subsequent yr. The exhibition will then be on show on the Regional Cultural Middle in Letterkenny, Co Donegal from third June to 2nd September 2023.

Zurich Portrait Prize 2022: The 26 chosen artists

Rachel Ballagh (Cork), Again Backyard, 2021, {photograph}

Zsolt Basti (Dublin), Megan and Ophelia, 2021, oil on canvas

Shane Blount (Wicklow), These days I’ve Been Seeing Rainbows, 2022, oil on canvas

Patrick Bolger (Dublin/Wicklow), Louise Kennedy, 2022, {photograph}

David Sales space (Dublin), Salvatore, 2021, oil on board

And Burke (Galway), Deirdre by the Window, 2021, {photograph}

Aisling Coughlan (Dublin), Lifeless Dad, 2021, oil on wooden panel

Catherine Creaney (Tyrone), Care, oil on linen

David Creedon (Ptă), Rustam Saidaliev — Sanctuary in a New Land, 2022, {photograph}

Ian Cumberland (Under), 14314 days, 2022, oil on linen

Barry Delaney (Dublin), Forty Footer, 2021, {photograph}

Feeney’s face (Galway), Lifeless Weight, 2022, oil on canvas

Alexis Pearse Flynn (London), Self-portrait 5 days after vaccination, 2021, oil on gessoed board

Vanessa Jones (Dublin), HoMi Hand Plow (self-portrait), 2020, Oil on canvas

Bernadette Kiely (Kilkenny), An artist turns into their work [portrait of Paul Mosse in his studio]2021, oil on canvas

Vera Klute (Kilkenny), Self-portrait, 2020, oil on plywood

Gavin Lane (Dublin), A number of Days Right here, 2022, {photograph}

Emily McGardley (Monaghan), Rictus, 2022, pencil and pen on paper

McGuinn’s debt (Dublin), MacDara, 2022, oil and acrylic on canvas

Tom McLean (Galway), Cocoon, 2022, oil on linen

Mick O’Dea (Dublin), At Dysert O’Dea, 2020, oil on canvas

Liz Purtill (Kerry), Dermot, 2022, egg tempera on aluminum panel

Pricey Rose (Dublin), Double Self Portrait, 2021, coloured pencil on paper

Sorcha Frances Ryder (Dublin), My Bed room as a Depressed School Graduate (Self-Portrait), 2022, {photograph}

Marie Smith(Cavan) Stephanie, 2022, fired clay on wood assist

Marc O’Sullivan Vallig (cork), Alex, 2021, oil on canvas

Zurich Younger Portrait Prize 2022: The 20 chosen artists

Katie Cashin (Clare), my good friend Olivia, clay, glass, paint, marble, wool, beads

Zara Craig (Antrim), Candlelight Research, oil on canvas

Paddy Daly (Meath), Me and My Daddy, portray on canvas

Cassandra Dennehy (Dublin), My favourite coat and hat, acrylic paint on paper

PJ Doherty (Donegal), Focus, coloured pencils on paper

Sean Fitzpatrick (Wexford), Constructing Ella, pencil and charcoal on paper

Haochen Gao (Dublin), I Like Balls, oil pastels on canvas

Victoria Kroeeva (Clare), Day Out, oil and acrylic paint on canvas

James Cowley Lane (Decay), Macdara, Macdara, plaster powder, clay

Jiayi Lu (Dublin), Sunny Morning, pencil and acrylic on paper

Ross McHale (Kildare), A portrait of the artist as a younger manoil on canvas

Purple crimson (Kildare), Bailey’s Life Is a Freeway, watercolor paint and pen on paper

Cathal Ryan (Clare), Bullman, acrylic paint on cardboard

Roisin Ryan (cork), Me within the Stars, marker on paper

Meilin Ava Track (Dublin), New Starting, portray on canvas

Aoife Sweeney (Clare), Pastel Sky, acrylic paint on cardboard

Pierre Gaultier swords (Cavan), Self-Portrait of Pierre, oil pastels and markers on paper

Freya Wilkinson (Meath), Self-portrait, oil on paper

Grace Yu (Dublin), My Mom, pencil on paper

Yujin Zhu (Dublin), Fred, coloured pencils on paper

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