The Screaming Pope Prize for Visual Art

The Screaming Pope Prize judges

Rebekah Wall is a Kerry based practicing artist whose work imitates the artist’s struggle to maintain a sustainable living.  In an attempt to celebrate artistic innovation she has created an alter ego named Sally Murphy who is a subsistence hunter and artist collecting materials for her work from the land and sea.  Using the web as a platform, Sally Murphy developed a large international fan base with her witty and evocative stories of folklore and Irish traditions; Breaking Bread is a catalogue and celebration of these stories. 

Rebekah Wall’s work to date is not only provocative but uses the web as a stage for performance that defies traditional definitions. She continues to explore a variety of new socially engaged interdisciplinary projects in order to provoke, question and explore how art makes connections with people’s everyday lives.






Alan Ryan Hall is a sculptor based on Valentia Island, Co. Kerry, Ireland. His public works include Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, Charlie Chaplin, Percy French, Charles De Gaulle and King Puck among others.

Alan has achieved both National and International recognition as a proportion of his work is exported from his studio on Valentia Island. His portfolio is extremely diverse from official portraiture, to what he describes as “Sociological disorientation Art”.

His clientele is equally diverse from the public, to the corporate, to the private sector. Alan exhibited his work as early as 1971 and 1972 in the Royal Academy London, The Guildhall London as well as private galleries until establishing his own show room and base on Valentia Island. Alan uses traditional materials primarily Bronze, Stone, Steel, Cements and Resins all of which are manufactured by him at his studio.

An overview of his work can be found at






Karl Wallace is the Director of MBF Festival in Cheshire, England. Karl, originally a theatre maker and producer, founded Kabosh productions in Belfast and remained Artistic Director for nine years developing it as both an award winning and International touring company. After working in venue management both in Ireland and the UK he was appointed Chief Executive and Creative Director at Siamsa Tire, The National Folk Theatre of Ireland, leading the organisation’s strategy, producing and programming performance and visual arts. In 2013 Karl was appointed Creative Director for Limerick, City of Culture 2014 developing the annual programme and cultural strategy for the year, overseeing the allocation of a 2.3 million local arts programme, leading the international programme team and devising and developing a 1.2 million euro legacy and commissioning programme for the city with local arts and culture makers. The programme received an Irish Times Theatre Award in 2014 in the Special Judges Category for Outstanding Programme and cultural contribution to the city. Karl’s interest is in live art and the fertilisation of performance and visual arts installation, he works as a producer, creative consultant and creative coach in his spare time. >