MS Ireland calls for submissions for World MS Day 2022 art exhibition

MS Ireland in partnership with Novartis Ireland are calling on artists around the country to take part in an exhibition celebrating World MS Day in May 2022.

Artists living with Multiple Sclerosis or their collaborators are invited to submit works of art to be featured in an exhibition by MS Ireland in partnership with Novartis Ireland. Understanding life with MS can be challenging for some people as it can be difficult to fully understand the impact of some of the experiences by those living with MS.

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Therefore, the theme of the exhibition centres around ‘Life with MS’ and the artworks must depict MS symptoms and/or experiences of the condition. All forms of artwork will be considered such as painting, photography, sculpture, pottery, video and installation. Artists may submit a new piece of art or submit an existing piece of work so long as it fits the theme ‘Life with MS’.

Aoife Kirwan, Information, Research and Advocacy officer at MS Ireland notes the importance of art for the MS community and encourages people living with MS to get involved “What’s so great about this exhibition is that people living with MS can portray what it’s like to live with the condition in their own personal way. Plus, the fact that such a wide range of mediums are acceptable means that we will surely receive some very interesting artworks. I encourage anyone  who wants tell their MS story through art to get in touch,” she said.

To submit a piece of artwork  fill in this form here and send to or find out more about the exhibition contact Thomas McCarthy, MS Ireland at

Key dates:

Close of expressions of interest                                                                           14th January 2022, 12pm

Selection of finalists                                                                                               21st January 2022

Artwork to be submitted by                                                                                    17th April 2022

Launch event                                                                                                         30th May 2022