Golden Fleece Award Winners

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Applications for the 2019 Golden Fleece Award are now closed.

The results will be announced at the Award Ceremony to be held in March 2019.

Golden Fleece Artist News


Damien Flood Solo at Green on Red Gallery

Damien Flood's latest solo exhibition The Figure in the Carpet at Green on Red Gallery is accompanied by a new hard-back monograph, also entitled The Figure in the Carpet, containing new work created over the last year together with two new texts responding to the artist's work by Sue Rainsford and Declan Long. The exhibition runs from November 29th 2018 - January 26th 2019.



Nuala O'Donovan at the Crawford Gallery in Cork

Nuala O'Donovan is one of 6 Cork-based contemporary artists showcased for their "excellence in craftsmanship" in the exhibition Earth, Wind and Fire: Made in Cork Contemporary at the Crawford Gallery in Cork. November 23rd 2018 - 17th February 2019.





Golden Fleece Artists with Solomon Fine Art

Solomon Fine Art's Winter Group Exhibition (23rd November - 22nd December 2018) showcases superb work by Golden Fleece listed artists:
Carol Hodder


Rachel Joynt



Frances Ryan





Two Solo Exhibitions for Paul Hallahan

Paul Hallahan has two solo exhibitions running simultaneously in Dublin, both of which opened in mid November:

The number called value, at The Lab Gallery, 15th November 2018 - 12th January 2019;


We, at the Royal Hibernian Academy's Ashford Gallery, 16th November - 21st December 2018.




David O'Kane with New Irish Creatives in Berlin

David O'Kane is one of the five artists selected for the exhibition hosted by the Irish Embassy in Berlin for the New Irish Creatives Festival, November 8th - 30th 2018.




David Eager Maher Solo at Jarmuschek & Partner

David Eager Maher's solo exhibition Dream Head is showing at Jarmuschek & Partner in Berlin from November 3rd - December 15th 2018.




Siobhan McDonald at Dartington Space Gallery

Siobhan McDonald's exhibition Crystalline - When Plants Remember is on show at Dartington Space Gallery in Devon. November 1st 2018 - January 9th 2019.



Conor Walton at AnArte Gallery in Texas

Conor Walton's paintings feature in the exhibition The Human Condition at AnArte Gallery in San Antonio, Texas. November 1st - 30th 2018.



Gillian Lawler Solo at Weber and Weber in Turin

Gillian Lawler's solo exhibition This Entropic Order runs at The Weber and Weber Gallery in Turin from October 30th - December 8th 2018.



Michael Wann Solo at Chimera Gallery

Michael Wann's solo show Orchard runs at the Chimera Gallery in Mullingar from 20th October 2018 onwards.




Eoin Mac Lochlainn Solo at Olivier Cornet Gallery

Eoin Mac Lochlainn's latest solo exhibition Deireadh Fomhair at Olivier Cornet Gallery explores the effects of climate change and in particular, reflects on the significance of trees. October 21st - December 2nd 2018.



Michael Wann in Claremorris and the RUA

Work by Michael Wann featured in Claremorris Gallery's September Group Show, September 29th - October 13th 2018, and his Shadow Fringes was selected for the 137th Royal Ulster Academy's Annual Exhibition, 19th October 2018 - 6th January 2019.



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.




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.





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 TCD 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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