Recipient of Fingal County Council and RHA School Studio Award 2022

Fingal Arts Office in partnership with the Royal Hibernian Academy School (RHA) are delighted to announce Eleanor McCaughey as the recipient of the 2022 Fingal County Council and RHA School Studio Award. 

Eleanor McCaughey a visual artist working in mixed media installations, commenced her residency in October 2022. The award provides a funded studio space for the period of one year and offers the recipient an opportunity to develop their practice within the institutional framework of the RHA. 

Eleanor said on being awarded, “The Fingal County Council and RHA Studio Award will be crucial and instrumental to the planning, research and development of future projects. The support from Fingal County Council and the RHA will be invaluable to me in pushing a multi-faceted and experimental practice.”

Eleanor McCaughey's practice comprises of mixed media installations, combining painting, sculpture, video and sound. Born in Dublin, Ireland. Eleanor McCaughey studied at TU, Dublin. Selected exhibitions include Bones in the attic, Hugh Lane Gallery,2022, Woman in the machine, Visual Carlow, 2021, Super Market Art Fair, Stockholm, 2021, What remains of this place?, online exhibtion, 2020, Vignettes, Richard Heller Gallery, LA USA, 2019 andSytonic State, Tulca, Galway, 2018. She is a recipient of the The Fingal County Council Bursary 2022, Arts Council Ireland Bursary Award 20/21, The Fingal County Council, RHA Residency Award 2022, The Temple Bar Project Award 2021, and the Next Generation Award 2018. Her work is represented in the OPW, Arts Council Ireland art collection and private collections in Ireland, Europe, United States and Canada.

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Image: Learning to smell the smoke 2022 Mixed media Installation

As part of Bones in the attic, curated by Victoria Evans at The Hugh Lane Gallery

Kindly funded by Fingal County Council and Arts Council Ireland