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Climate and Health: Judging panel announced for RCPI Visual Art Competition

Climate and Health: Judging panel announced for RCPI Visual Art Competition

We are thrilled to announce that Dominique Crowley and BethAnn Roche are joining James Hanley to make up the judging panel for the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Visual Art Competition, which is currently open for submissions. 

After a career in public health medicine, Dominique Crowley pursued her passion for fine art. She studied at the Royal Drawing School in London and then completed a BFA  (Hons) at Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto, before returning to settle in Dublin.  She recently completed an MFA in Art in the Contemporary World at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD).  Combining study of contemporary culture and painting practice, Dominique has pursued her interest in the environment.

BethAnn Roche is a retired public health doctor and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. She is a member of the inaugural RCPI Academy and is passionate about finding solutions to the challenges of climate and health. Her late husband Stephen McKenna was formerly a President of the Royal Hibernian Academy and exhibited extensively all over the world.

Our open call for visual art submissions in any medium addressing the theme of climate and health is open until Monday, 28 August. 

Submission Guidelines:

All submissions should be made through email to by Monday, 28 August 2023.  

Your submission should include:
•    Description of piece 
•    Up to 5 high quality images of piece
•    Dimensions of piece (including any frame) 
•    Please mention any specific considerations for installation or transport of the work 

Submissions, which may be in any medium, including painting, photography, sculpture, and video, must be work completed within the last three years and aligns with the theme or new work created in response to the theme.  

Please note: AI-created works are ineligible. 

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

We are an open and inclusive organisation that celebrates and welcomes diversity. Submissions that reflect a multitude of backgrounds, identities, and life experiences are welcome. We especially welcome submissions from people who identify as part of a group that is underrepresented in the visual arts. The organiser will provide transport and installation services to and from No. 6 Kildare Street.  

We will not charge any commission on sale of work.