Golden Fleece Award Winners

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We are delighted to announce the Shortlist for the 2019 Golden Fleece Award.


Ceramic & Bronze Sculptural Forms




Ceramic Sculptures


Marcel VIDAL
Painting in Oil, Installations

The results will be announced at the Award Ceremony to be held on March 27th 2019.

Golden Fleece Artist News


John Lee at Solstice Arts Centre

John Lee is in collaboration with Swedish musician Petter Berndalen for the Music + Maker exhibition at the Solstice Arts Centre, Navan. 9th March - 2nd May 2019.



Ann Quinn Self Portrait at Bourn Vincent Gallery

Ann Quinn's 2012 self-portrait is showcased in REGARD X, an exhibition of work from the National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland celebrating the contribution of women artists to the collection. Bourn Vincent Gallery, University of Limerick. 8th March - 18th June 2019.



Cecilia Moore and Kate O'Kelly with slip.flux.flock at OCG

Cecilia Moore and Kate O'Kelly feature in Intuitive Forms, an exhibition of work by four members of slip.flux.flock, a women artists' collective inspired by exploration of the processes of making. Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3rd - 31st March 2019.



Eamon O'Kane Solo at Christoffer Egelund Gallery

Eamon O'Kane's ongoing series of paintings entitled An Ideal Collection is on show at Galleri Christoffer Egelund. 1st - 30th March 2019.





Golden Fleece Artists in DCCoI Portfolio Exhibition

Golden Fleece selected artists shine in Design and Crafts Council of Ireland's PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2019-20, including Golden Fleece Award 2019 shortlisted artists Sara Flynn and Nuala O'Donovan. The selected makers are showing in Surface Matters in the Coach House Gallery at Dublin Castle.

22nd February - 19th May 2019.



Sean Lynch at CentroCentro in Madrid

Sean Lynch is showing in Winning by Losing, an exhibition whose mission is to question and rethink the paradigm of progress characteristic of modernity. At CentroCentro in Madrid, 22nd February - 26th May 2019.






Golden Fleece Artists at the National Craft Gallery

The European Prize for Applied Arts exhibition Monumentality / Fragility celebrates the work of outstanding makers across Europe. Ireland is well represented by a contingent of seven remarkable artists, of whom four are Golden Fleece listed: jewellery designer Eimear Conyard, basket maker Joe Hogan, silversmith Coilin O Dubhghaill, and textile artist Caroline Schofield.

At the National Design & Craft Gallery in Kilkenny from 9th February - 23rd June 2019.













Rachel Joynt and Gwen Wilkinson at VISUAL Carlow

Rachel Joynt, Gwen Wilkinson and the other members of the 9 Stones Artists are showing The Book Project, a collaborative project between the group and book artist Ciara Healy, at Visual Carlow from 9th February - 19th May 2019.



Paul Hallahan at dlr Lexicon

At dlr Lexicon Gallery in Dun Laoire: Paul Hallahan features in a two person exhibition with Lee Welch, And the Tide was Way Out, on the themes of Utopia and the end of perceived history. 3rd February - 31st March 2019.




Siobhan McDonald Solo Show at LCGA

A fresh iteration of Siobhan McDonald's installation Crystalline, which has been remodelled to include her most recent project Hidden Monuments, runs at Limerick City Gallery of Art from 1st February - 17th March 2019.





Geraldine O'Reilly in Great Hunger exhibition

Geraldine O'Reilly's haunting portfolio of photo etchings The Deserted Village features in the exhibition Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger at the Coach House Gallery in Dublin Castle. This large collection of Famine-related art is on loan from the Ireland's Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. 8th March - 30th June 2018. Then at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, 20th July - 13th October 2018 and at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin in Derry, 18th January - 16th March 2019.

More Artist News: see our Golden Fleece News page