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The Moth Art Prize consists of a two-week stay at The Moth Retreat in rural Ireland, along with a travel stipend of €1,000.

The Moth Retreat has been described by the Irish Times as 
‘rustic but cosy, pared back but comfortable, and full of eclectic touches, witty and warm.’ You can read more about The Moth Retreat here

The winner of the inaugural Moth Art Prize was David Piddock. His work is widely collected and in public collections including the Museum of London. Some of his winning artwork appeared on the autumn 2016 issue of The Moth. You can read about him in this article in the Irish Times‘Driven from Abstraction’

‘A lot of credit should go to The Moth, always wonderfully idiosyncratic and beautifully designed, for launching the prize and responding to figurative painting, largely ignored by the contemporary art scene. We have nothing like it in the UK.’ 
David Piddock 


To enter, please submit a portfolio of images of 5–10 2D artworks – to include figurative or representational paintings, drawings (including mixed media) and original prints – to mothartprize@themothmagazine.com

The following details should be included: your name, telephone number, number of images included and method of payment. 

You can also submit your entry (along with an entry form) by post to:
Ardan Grange, Milltown, Belturbet, Co. Cavan, Ireland
Images cannot be returned. Please read the rules before you submit your work. 
Entry fee is €20 per portfolio.
Payment should be made via PayPal to mothartprize@themothmagazine.com. Or you can send a cheque or bank draft to ‘The Moth Magazine Ltd’ to the address above.  
The Prize will be judged anonymously by the publishers of The Moth.

Closing date 31 May 2017


There is no onus on the artist to produce a body of work while staying at the barn. We want it to be a place to rejuvenate and be inspired. 

The winner chooses when they would like to come to the Moth Retreat (depending on availability). 
00 353 872657251