Joy Gerrard awarded the inaugural Ortho Award

The ORTHO Award for a mid-career artist in any medium Awarded to Joy Gerrard for “Protest Crowd (Yemen 2015)”

The Royal Hibernian Academy was founded in 1823 and the original purpose-built building, designed by its second President, Francis Johnson (1760-1829) in 1825, was situated on Lower Abbey Street. Academy House, most its contents and the entire annual exhibition were destroyed by fire during the Easter Rising in 1916.

To commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising, the 186th RHA Annual Exhibition will return to its original time of the year and will be open to the public from March 22nd until June 11th 2016.