Painting the Nation

Seven painters, five weeks, one passion. This amateur painting competition sets out to uncover the most talented amateur painter in Ireland, traveling around the country as artists take inspiration from diverse regional heritage, culture, and extraordinary local people. Each week culminates in the Exhibition Challenge in which two professional judges decide who will be named “Painter of the Week”, and which painter will be eliminated. But only one painter can win the First Prize – a coveted place in a national collection.