RHA Annual Exhibition 2017

bones, exhibitions

I was thrilled to get two works accepted into the RHA Annual Exhibition this year. I submitted three pieces but as the song goes “two out of three ain’t bad”, but I was surprised at which ones got it. You never can tell!!

“Wing” (rib bone) which I exhibited in “Visual” in Carlow with the 9 Stone Artists last year and a new piece called “Sliced” were both accepted (see photos below).

Fucus II,  which didn’t get accepted went down to the “Richard Scott Sculpture” show in Ballymaloe and has been sold, so it all worked out for the best.

The 9 Stones Artist are well represented this year – Rachel Joynt, Remco Defow, Anthony Lyttle and Michelle Byrne all have work in the exhibition.

Eileen MacDonagh and my Slovene sculpture friend Bojana Krizanec also have work in the show.

Congratulations to both Eileen and Rachel who each won a prize for sculpture.

The 187th RHA Open Exhibition is on until the 12th August 2017.

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Martin Lyttle is a recognised Irish stone sculptor. With a sensitivity to the local lithology of an area, Martin works only with local Irish stone from quarries or found stone. He is interested in organic shapes and forms especially those found in nature. Much of his work is hand-polished so his works are wonderful to touch and hold. His work has been selected for the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibitions and he has completed large scale public and private commissions. He is a member of FORM designmade in Carlow and the Blackstairs 9 Stones Artists Groups.

3 thoughts on “RHA Annual Exhibition 2017”

  1. That’s great, Martin, congratulations. I thought ‘wing’ was particularly beautiful last year, so I’m glad it’s having a wider flight. And very nice to sell a piece.
    All good wishes,
    Barb Holloway on stoney slopes of the Danandbilla Range

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  2. Milly says:

    Congratulations Martin. I love Wing but this is the first time I’ve seen Sliced and I’m in awe wondering how on earth you have done it!!
    I wonder if you entered Bladderwrack which I think is an amazingly beautiful piece of work? Best wishes, Milly

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