The National Gallery of Ireland invites Kildare artists to participate in the Zurich Portrait and Young Portrait competitions

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The National Gallery of Ireland is seeking nominations from artists, children and young people from Kildare for this year’s Zurich Portrait Prize and the Zurich Young Portrait Prize from today.

For the Zurich Portrait Prize, the competition showcasing contemporary portraiture, the Gallery invites entries from across the island of Ireland and from Irish artists living abroad, while the Zurich Young Portrait Prize, which is in its fourth year, is open to 18-year-olds. and under.

Sean Rainbird, Director of the National Gallery, said: “The Zurich Portrait Prize and the Zurich Young Portrait Prize at the National Gallery of Ireland continue to go from strength to strength.

“Our aim is to encourage interest in contemporary portraiture and we are delighted that Zurich is once again partnering with us in the way we do.

He added: “This year we look forward to seeing how artists and young people have been inspired in recent times as we welcome submissions from all age groups, artists here in Ireland and Irish artists. abroad.”

Neil Freshwater, CEO of Zurich, also said: “Since 2018, Zurich has been honored to support these competitions, which showcase talented artists of all ages from the island of Ireland and Irish artists based in Ireland. foreigner.

“We look forward to seeing this creativity and energy among the National Gallery’s leading artists every year.”

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The Zurich Portrait Prize aims to encourage interest in contemporary portraiture and to present the National Portrait Collection at the National Gallery.

The winner of the Zurich Portrait Prize will receive a cash prize of €15,000 and will be commissioned to create a work for the national portrait collection, for which they will receive an additional €5,000.

Two additional prizes of €1,500 will be awarded to the most remarkable works.

The Zurich Young Portrait Prize, which aims to encourage and support creativity, originality and self-expression in children and young people, returns for its fourth year in 2022.

The competition is divided into four age categories and is open to young people of all skill levels up to age 18 from across the country. The winners in each age category and one overall winner will be chosen from a shortlist of 20 works: winners will receive a bespoke box of art and a cash prize.

The deadline for entering the Zurich Portrait Prize and the Zurich Young Portrait Prize is June 22, 2022.

Exhibitions featuring works shortlisted in both competitions are taking place at the National Gallery of Ireland between November 26, 2022 and April 2, 2023.

The exhibits will then travel to Donegal where they will take place at Letterkenny Regional Cultural Center from June 3, 2023 to September 2, 2023. This is the first time that the competition exhibits will be shown in Ulster.

Highly recommended artists and a grand winner of the Zurich Portrait Prize, as well as category winners and a grand winner of the Zurich Young Portrait Prize, will be announced in early December 2022, after the opening of the exhibitions at the Gallery.

Find out more at www.nationalgallery.ie.

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