| Exhibition

Zurich Portrait Prize (Gallery 1)

Friday June 9, 2023
Show Date & Time:
Friday June 9, 11:00am

Free Admission

Official Opening:
Friday June 9, 7:00pm
Opening Times & Special Info:
11am – 5pm Tuesday – Friday, 1pm – 5pm Saturdays

Presented in association with the National Gallery of Ireland

The annual competition showcasing contemporary portraiture is open to artists from across the island of Ireland, and Irish artists living abroad.

The Zurich Portrait Prize is open to artists in all disciplines who are either resident in Ireland or Irish citizens living abroad. The aim of the competition is to showcase and encourage interest in contemporary portraiture, and to raise the profile of the long-standing and constantly evolving National Portrait Collection at the National Gallery of Ireland.

This year’s exhibition features shortlisted work by Rachel Ballagh (Cork), Zsolt Basti (Dublin), Shane Blount (Wicklow), Patrick Bolger (Dublin/Wicklow), David Booth (Dublin), Enda Burke (Galway), Aisling Coughlan (Dublin), Catherine Creaney (Tyrone), David Creedon (Cork), Ian Cumberland (Down), Barry Delaney (Dublin), Aodán Feeney (Galway), Alexis Pearse Flynn (London), Vanessa Jones (Dublin), Bernadette Kiely (Kilkenny), Vera Klute (Kilkenny), Gavin Leane (Dublin), Emily McGardle (Monaghan), Fiach McGuinne (Dublin), Tom McLean (Galway), Mick O’Dea (Dublin), Liz Purtill (Kerry), Cara Rose (Dublin), Sorcha Frances Ryder (Dublin), Marie Smith, (Cavan), and Marc O’Sullivan Vallig (Cork).

This year’s winner is David Booth, for his portrait Salvatore.


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  1. Latecomers may only be admitted until a suitable break in the performance at the discretion of management.
  2. Management reserves the right to refuse admission.
  3. Use of flash photography and recording equipment is not permitted. 
  4. Management reserves the right to make essential changes to the cast or programme without prior notice.
  5. Management reserves the right to cancel any performance without prior notice. In this event tickets may be exchanged or refunded to the face value only from the original point of sale.
  6. Ticket holders enter the venue at their own risk and assume all responsibility for their property.
  7. Food may not be consumed in the auditorium.
  8. For safety reasons, buggies or carrycots are not permitted in the auditorium..


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