Golden Fleece Award Winners

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We are now inviting applications for the 2019 Golden Fleece Award.APPLY

All applications must be made online.

The closing deadline for entries is 2 pm on Friday 23rd November 2018.

The overall fund for the 2019 Award is in the region of €20,000.

Full details of eligibility criteria and application requirements are available here.

Golden Fleece Artist News




Isobel Egan and Kate O'Kelly in Denmark

Isobel Egan and Kate O'Kelly are representing Ireland at the European Ceramics Context 2018 Exhibition in Bornholm, in Denmark.


15th September - 11th November 2018.




Joe Hogan and Nuala O'Donovan at Homo Faber

Both Joe Hogan and Nuala O'Donovan are among the six Irish makers who are on show at Homo Faber in Venice, a large scale event organized by the Michelangelo Foundation, to celebrate master craftsmanship around the world and its connection to design.

14th - 30th September 2018.



Sea Change

Damien Flood at Ormston House and IADT

Damien Flood contributed some of his painterly explorations of psycho-geography to the Museum of Mythological Water Beasts at Ormston House. 6th - 27th September 2018.


His work also features in Sea Change, the IADT's 21st anniversary exhibition selected by Oonagh Young and showing at the Municipal Gallery in Dun Laoghaire. 13th September - 4th November 2018.





Gillian Lawler in Resort Revelations Exhibition

Gillian Lawler, together with fellow Difference Engine artist Mark Cullen, have installed their sculptural maze created from a complex windbreaker system as part of the Resort Revelations landscape based exhibition in Portrane. 7th - 15th September 2018.



Ursula Burke Solo at the RHA and The Dock

Ursula Burke's latest solo exhibition The Precariat brings together a body of work that seeks to investigate the experience of insecurity, using all three main areas of her practice: embroidery, porcelain and drawing. At the Royal Hibernian Academy from 7th September - 21st October 2018, then at The Dock Arts Centre from 17th November 2018 - 5th January 2019.




Terry Dunne and Joe Hogan at Blue Egg Gallery

Wood and willow are themed in the Blue Egg Gallery's exhibition Wood Work (1st - 29th September 2018), including new creations by

Terry Dunne



Joe Hogan.




Carol Hodder Solo at Solomon Fine Art

New paintings by Carol Hodder are on view in Inflow, her first solo show with Solomon Fine Art Gallery, which runs from 31st August - 22nd September 2018.



Ann Quinn Solo Exhibition at Taylor Galleries

The Human Presence, an exhibition of new work by Ann Quinn at the Taylor Galleries in Dublin, draws inspiration from the emotional balance between landscape and the human beings who inhabit it. 31st August - 22nd September 2018.



Jennifer Trouton at CCA Derry-Londonderry

At CCA Derry-Londonderry, Jennifer Trouton is showing new work in Lavish and Judicious, a four-person multimedia exhibition exploring aspects of 19th century industrial philanthropy as exemplified by the model village of Sion Mills near Derry. 11th August - 6th October 2018.




Lillias Mitchell Showcased in National Gallery

Lillias Mitchell, founder of the Golden Fleece Award, features in the National Gallery of Ireland's current exhibition in Room 11 [In]Visible: Irish Women Artists from the Archives showcasing material drawn from the collection of the ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art. 19th July - mid December 2018.



Ursula Burke on show at Castletown House

On a Pedestal, an exhibition of portrait busts at Castletown House, celebrates the art of the head with work by Ursula Burke (Golden Fleece Award, 2018) and other talented modern exponents of the tradition. July 1st - August 31st 2018; then at Dublin Castle from September 8th - November 4th 2018.








Golden Fleece Artists at Hamilton Gallery

Among the artists invited to contribute to the Hamilton Gallery's exhibition (13th June - 29th September 2018) of small (20 x 20 cm) works inspired by Yeats's An Irish Airman Foresees his Death, were the diverse talents of several Golden Fleece listed artists:
Mary Burke, Major Edward 'Mick' Mannock, 1887-1918, oil and pastel.



Gerry Davis, An Irish Airman Foresees his Death: oil on board.



Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Michael Mc Gloughlin, Irish Airman 1923-1949: acrylic on canvas.




Geraldine O'Reilly, Flying above the fields: oil on canvas.




Frances Ryan, I know that I shall meet my fate: oil and collage on wood panel.



Michael Wann, Airman: charcoal and photo on canvas.






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.



Siobhan McDonald wins Trinity Creative Challenge Award

Siobhan McDonald has won a valuable Trinity Creative Challenge Award in support of her Future Breath project comprised of a series of enquiries into environmental change. She and the other two winning applicants will work with Trinity College throughout the academic year and will present works in Trinity throughout 2018.

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