Photo credit: Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

An open call has been issued for artists to submit a piece of visual art exploring the theme of Climate and Health for an exhibition at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland to be held in October 2023.

The winning entry will receive a prize of €2,000 with two additional artists receiving a prize of €300 each. Works may be in any medium including painting, photography, sculpture, and video.

The exhibition is part of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland’s commitment to advocacy around the huge challenges we are facing triggered by climate change and the impact this will have on the world’s population. The College wishes to provide a space for discussion of the challenges of climate breakdown and for the formulation and promotion of solutions to the climate crisis. Art is one way of articulating the personal and collective feelings and stories around this challenge and for envisioning shared solutions that protect health and the planet.

The judging panel will be chaired by James Hanley, one of Ireland’s most prominent painters and a member of the Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts (RHA).

Selected works will be exhibited at the historic home of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, No.6 Kildare St, Dublin 2, from 16 – 20 October 2023. Works will also be displayed on a visual platform online.

Submissions are welcome from artists resident in Ireland at all stages of their career.

Deadline for submissions: Monday, 28 August 2023.

Full details and submission procedure:


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