Dónal Lunny, Playing: National Gallery commission unveiled

Nick Miller: Portrait of Dónal Lunny

A portrait of Dónal Lunny, one of Ireland’s legendary musicians and composers, was today unveiled (Friday, 17th April, 2015), in the National Gallery of Ireland. The portrait was specially commissioned by the National Gallery of Ireland as part of the
inaugural Hennessy Portrait Prize. The artist, Nick Miller, winner of the Hennessy Portrait Prize in 2014, painted the portrait, ‘Dónal Lunny, Playing’, over a number of sittings in his Sligo studio.

Sean Rainbird, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland, said:
“Dónal Lunny is one of the most celebrated Irish musicians and music producers of his generation. His portrait by Nick Miller, winning artist of the Hennessy Portrait Prize in 2014, is a very welcome addition to the National Portrait Collection and we are delighted to display this new commission for the enjoyment of our visitors. Our thanks to Hennessy for their generosity and continued support.”

 Watch a video documenting the creation of the portrait here 

The portrait is on display in Room 10 in the Beit Wing of the Gallery.

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IMMA Collection: Meetings: Into the Studio of Edward McGuire

12 November 2015 -27 March 2016
IMMA Collection: Meetings: Into the Studio of Edward McGuire
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RHA Vessels Nature Morte Review

Vessels Nature Morte RHA Foyer. 15th jan- 26th March 2015

REVIEW by Aidan Dunne in Irish Times, 3/2/15

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RHA Opening 15th Jan 2015

Nick Miller – Vessels: Nature Morte - RHA Foyer
Opening 6-8pm Thursday 15th January 2015 - continues to 26 April 2015
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If I Show You The Roses

Rubicon Projects at the Octagonal Room City Assembly House : 
Irish Georgian Society, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2
If I Show You The Roses  
Opening Wednesday 3rd December, 6pm-8pm  Cocktails served courtesy of The Dingle Distillery
Showing some new work, first from a new series of paintings "Nature Morte"

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Sitting: catalogue launch and Film screening at IMMA

sitting: a portrait project by nick miller
IMMA and Laois County Council cordially invite you to the catalogue launch of Sitting, a portraiture residency by Nick Miller. Recent recipient of the inaugural Hennessy Portrait Prize, Miller was artist-in-residence in the Laois Arthouse, Stradbally, Co Laois, in July 2014. To be shown alongside the launch will be the screening of Sitting- a short film by Lisa Fingleton, which documents the experience.
Date: Thursday 4th December Time: 1pm(sharp) Location: the Lecture Room, followed by reception in the Johnston Suite, IMMA. Launch by: Christina Kennedy, Senior Curator, head of Collections, IMMA.
RSVP: artsoff@laoiscoco.ie telephone 057-8664033

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Hennessy Award : RTE news at 9 , 11/11/14

Nick Miller wins 2014 Hennessy Portrait Prize

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9 O'Clock News RTE Clip 11/11/14

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Last Sitting: Portrait of Barrie Cooke

Delighted and honoured to have won Inaugural Hennessy Portrait award 2014 at National Gallery of Ireland
Well worth a visit to the gallery to see the 11 other shortlisted artists
with portrait of Barrie Cooke who passed away this year not long after this sitting

Irish Times : article

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