Artists from NW shortlisted for Zurich Portrait Prize at the National Gallery

Two young artists from the north west have been shortlisted for this year’s Zurich Portrait Prize at the National Gallery of Ireland.

From Sligo, Nick Miller’s work ‘Portrait of Patrick Hall’ will be on display at the gallery later this year. It’s an oil pastel and paint on linen.

From Donegal, 11-years old Eleanor Margey has been shortlisted for her portrait ‘Magnifying Glass’, which was created with drawing pencils and white pen on paper.

They are among 24 artists who made it to the final stage of the Zurich Portrait Prize from hundreds of entries.

The winner will receive a cash prize of €15,000 and will be commissioned to create a work for the national portrait collection, for which they wil be awarded a furrther €5,000.

The portraits will be on display between November this year and April next year.