Stick over 500 pieces of work under one roof in the middle of Dublin and it can only mean one thing, The 185th RHA Annual Exhibition. The event is loosely organised around a few categories, which makes life easier for those of us who feel uncomfortable in a gallery. It is a great opportunity to check out remarkable work without the pressure of understanding what it is all about. Get down to Ely Place (May 26 – Aug 9) to check out the work of Joe Caslin, Jackie Edwards, Matthew Thompson, JOR, Geraldine O’Neill, Conor Walton, Stephen Johnston, RM. Kavanagh and many more. Here are a few pieces to give you an idea of what to expect. 

Jackie Edwards // ‘Mr Gerald’

Jackie Edwards // ‘Mr Gerald’

 

Matthew Thompson // ‘Instance’

Matthew Thompson // ‘Instance’

 

Joe Caslin // ‘#YesEquality’

Joe Caslin // ‘#YesEquality’ 

 

Jennifer O’Connor // ‘Kitty’

Jennifer O’Connor // ‘Kitty’

 

Blaise Smith // ‘Freagh and Morgan’ 

Blaise Smith // ‘Freagh and Morgan’

 

Joanne Conlon // ‘The Devil Is Always Lurking’ 

Joanne Conlon // ‘The Devil Is Always Lurking’

 

Francis Matthews // ‘Pleasants Lane’

Francis Matthews // ‘Pleasants Lane’

 

David Stephenson // ‘Kathleen’

David Stephenson // ‘Kathleen’

 

Stephen Johnston // ‘And Who Are You’

Stephen Johnston // ‘And Who Are You’

 

Tracey Emin // ‘Wanting You’

Tracey Emin // ‘Wanting You’

 

Images Via: Joanne Conlon,  Blaise Smith,  Tracey Emin, Stephen Johnston, David Stephenson, Francis Matthews, Jennifer O’Connor, Matthew Thompson