Main Exhibition 2022: Past, Present, Future

The magnificent setting of King House will yet again showcase leading artists from across the island of Ireland and continues the strong North-South flavour, earning it a place as one of Ireland’s most anticipated and prestigious summer celebrations of the arts. Showcasing over 130 artists , with a concentration on painting, sculpture, drawing and photography, Past Present, Future promises a visual thread celebrating the richness and diversity of Irish art that has characterized the exhibition annually over the past 33 years.

The main exhibition has been curated by Paul McKenna and will be officially opened on Thursday 14th July in King House by Hilary Beirne.

This year’s Fergus Ahern Award for merit has been awarded to John Rainey for “Venus Glitch”

The exhibiting artists are:

Norman Ackroyd

Robert Ballagh

Aibhe Barrett

Catherine Barron

Zsolt Basti

John Behan

Angela Bell

Uri Blayer

Katherine Boucher Beug

Brian Bourke

Diarmuid Breen

Rory Breslin

Orla De Brí

Peter Burns

Sonia Caldwell

Anna Campbell

Caroline Canning

Michael Canning

Cathy Carman

Tom Climent

Daniel Coleman

Olwyn Colgan

Emma Connolly

Simon Cook

Elizabeth Cope

Malachy Costello

Sian Costello

David Crone

Aidan Crotty

Frances Crowe

Ian Cumberland

Cecilia Danell

Fionnuala D’Arcy

Gerry Davis

Diamuid Delargy

Maurice Desmond

John Doherty

Jen Donnery

Mollie Douthit

Stephen Doyle

Naomi Draper

Rita Duffy

Mike Duhan

Olga Duka

Laura Duncan

Joe Dunne

Susan Early

Jason Ellis

Philip Flanagan

Alan Freney

Annette Gaffney

Martin Gale

Matthew Gammon

Mark Garry

Joy Gerrard

Graham Gingles

Gerry Gleason

K.K. Godsee

Cara Gordon

Tim Goulding

Catherine Greene

Paul Hallahan

James Hanley

Charles Harper

Ciaran Harper

Pat Harris

Gearóid Hayes

David Hedderman

Mercedes Helnwein

Elham Hemmat

Willie Heron

Redmond Herrity

Stephanie Hess

James Horan

Ronnie Hughes

Jonathan Hunter

Patricia Hurl

Vanessa Jones

Josephine Kelly

Sharon Kelly

Brian Kielt

Miseon Lee

Maria Levinge

Daniel Lipstein

Mary Lohan

Alison Lowry

Sinead Lucey

Eoin Mac Lochlainn

Brian Maguire

Susan Mannion

Colin Martin

Mary McCaffrey

Paddy McCann

Brian McDonagh

Hector McDonnell

Kenny McKendry

Aimee Melaugh

Sean Molloy

Peter Monaghan

Kevin Mooney

Billy Moore

Jeffrey Morgan

Niall Naessens

Daniel Nelis

Brian O’Doherty

Elizabeth O’Kane

Patrick O’Reilly

Geraldine O’Riordan

Máire O’Sullivan

Kate Oram

Jack Pakenham

Andy Parsons

Peter Pearson

Michael Quane

Ann Quinn

Eddie Rafferty

John Rainey

Ciara Roche

Robert Ryan

Salvatore of Lucan

Una Sealy

Paul Seawright

Neil Shawcross

John Sherlock

Mark Shields

Gillian Kenny Shinnors

Fiona Smith

Donald Teskey

Elke Thonnes

Vadim Tuzov

Chanelle Walshe

Michael Wann

Kathryn Warden

Colin Watson

Ross Watson

Tommy Weir

Chris Wilson