193rd RHA Annual Exhibition

193rd RHA Annual Exhibition

Delighted to say I have had a piece of my sculpture accepted for the 193rd RHA Annual Exhibition which is celebrating its 200th Anniversary this year. It is indeed an honour to have my work shown in such a beautiful gallery with work from artists I respect and admire.

Molecular Black Star 50cm cubed
Another angle of the work
“Molecular Black Star” free hanging and moving kinetically here.


The Exhibition includes a diverse range of work from Irish Artists working in Paint, Drawing, Sculpture, Print, photography, architecture and its open to the public from 22 May til 30th July 2023.

Link to view my work on The RHA Viewing Room here –


192nd Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition

I’m happy to announce that my sculpture “Inner Sphere” has been selected for the 192nd RHA Annual Exhibition in Ely Place, Dublin.

I was awarded The ESB Moran Award for Outstanding Sculpture and silver medal from Anne Moran. It was a wonderful moment.

L-R Anne Moran, Dr Abigail O’Brien, Andrea Kavanagh

I have also been shortlisted for The RCSI in conjunction with The Irish Times Art Award for 2022, I am honoured to have been shortlisted.

The work comprises 132 lines of porcelain ceramic pieces hanging inside an acrylic cube 60cm. The “inner sphere” is a very personal piece to me as it was created during the uncertain times of our recent pandemic and with all the stresses and strains of trying to keep our family of 6 connected with work, schools and colleges and in the middle of all that trying to carve times for my artistic practice. The pieces are all individual and free hanging but together make a complete sphere which appears to float. The central inner sphere is myself, my space , my time with my work.

“Inner Sphere”

I hope people enjoy seeing the work in person in The RHA this year. It’s a real honour for me to exhibit my work here for the first time and I’m really looking forward to seeing all amazing work and meeting the other artists at Varnishing Day.

RHA Gallery

Inner Sphere
Andrea with Gerard Crowley, ESB.
Photo credit Paul Sherwood