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Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Dublin 8, D08 FW31, Ireland
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Salvatore of Lucan is a painter. Through his large scale works he attempts to communicate clearly a sense of the world he inhabits that is both tangible and emotional. Exploring home, identity and relationships, he creates expansive domestic scenes where realism meets the uncanny, and the familiar broaches the magical.

His first solo show, Show of Himself  took place in Pallas Projects in 2018. He has been nominated twice for the Zurich Portrait Prize in the National Gallery with his paintings Me and My Dad in McDonalds and with Lucy With Three Hands and Me Holding on to Her Leg which was highly commended. In 2019 he won the Whyte’s Award, was nominated for Hennessy Craig Award in the RHA, appeared in RTE’s ‘Exhibitionists’ documentary and received the Arts Council’s Next Generation Award. Salvatore is currently developing two solo shows; an exhibition of pastel works for Hang Tough gallery and a collection of large scale paintings for the Kevin Kavanagh gallery.

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Important Notice


We would like to advise our visitors that our Main Reception area is closed for renovation from 22 April until mid-June.  A temporary reception is open on the ground floor next to the original main entrance. While we prepare to open our next exhibition Hilary Heron: A Retrospective on 24 May, there are two exhibitions to see Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s gardens and café are open to the public.