Golden Fleece Award Winners

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We are now inviting applications for the 2018 Golden Fleece Award.APPLY

All applications must be made online.

The deadline for entries is 2 pm on Friday 17th November 2017.

The overall fund for the 2018 Award is €20,000.

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

Golden Fleece Artist News






Golden Fleece Artists at RUA 136th Annual Exhibition

Among the works by Golden Fleece listed artists selected for show at the Royal Ulster Academy of Arts Annual Exhibition (6th October 2017 - 7th January 2018):

Ursula Burke, Balaclava Bust. Parian porcelain and lace.



Seliena Coyle, Alice's Adventures: Out of Time. Part of Wome's Stories series of wallpieces.



Michael Wann, Shadow Demesne. Charcoal and wash on canvas.




Keith Wilson, From Now On (5). Oil on board.




Cristin Leach on Joe Hogan and Ann Quinn

Works by both Joe Hogan and Ann Quinn have been selected by Cristín Leach for her 21st Century Ireland in 21 Artworks series of articles for RTÉ Culture.




Frances Ryan Solo Exhibition at Ards Arts Centre

Frances Ryan's latest solo show, Garden of Delights, is on display in the Georgian Gallery at Ards Arts Centre from 6th - 28th October 2017.



Siobhan McDonald at Highlanes Gallery

Siobhan McDonald's environment-themed installation A Change in the Signal - Crystalline is on view at Highlanes Gallery in Drogheda. 7th October - 25th November 2017.




Margaret Corcoran Solo at Claremorris Gallery

Margaret Corcoran's solo exhibition of new paintings Emergence runs at Claremorris Gallery in Mayo from 30th September - 14th October 2017.



David Eager Maher Solo at Gallery Drei Ringe

David Eager Maher's latest solo exhibition of paintings and drawings Villa with Galerie Drei Ringe in Leipzig runs from 15th September - 26th October 2017.



Geraldine O'Neill at the CCI in Paris

Geraldine O'Neill is one of six artists showcased in Many Worlds, a group exhibition presented by Kevin Kavanagh and the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris reflecting the diversity of contemporary painters in Ireland. 15th September - 29th October 2017.



Sean Lynch Exhibiting at Peacock Visual Arts

Ignore the Management, a joint exhibition by Sean Lynch and Michelle Horrigan, runs at Peacock Visual Arts in Aberdeen from September 9th - October 21st 2017.



David Eager Maher with Luan Gallery

David Eager Maher has new work on show in Jealous Wall, a group exhibition running at Luan Gallery in Athlone. 1st September - 15th October 2017.






Artists Featured in Poetry Ireland Review

The August 2017 number of Poetry Ireland Review (Issue 122, edited by Eavan Boland) features work by artists from the Olivier Cornet Gallery, including Eoin Mac Lochlainn's Brown-Eyed Girl and Yanny Petters's Dandelion.







Una Burke in Hi! Fashion Exhibition in Kilkenny

Leather bodywear designs by Una Burke are showcased in the Hi! Fashion exhibition of fashion from Japan and Ireland at the National Design & Craft Gallery in Kilkenny. 12th August - 12th November 2017.



Sean Lynch at The Glucksman in Cork

Sean Lynch's DeLorean installation features in Now Wakes the Sea, a maritime-themed exhibition at the Lewis Glucksman gallery in Cork. 4th August - 5th November 2017.





Golden Fleece Artists at Ceramics Ireland Exhibition

The unique creative telents of Isobel Egan, Sara Flynn and Nuala O'Donovan are on display at Ceramics Ireland's Touchstone exhibition celebrating the organisation's 40th anniversary.

The exhibition showcases the work of 36 selected makers of and from Ireland. Farmleigh Gallery, Phoenix Park, 18th June - 30th September 2017; National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, 18th November 2017 - 21st January 2018.







Nuala O'Donovan & Isobel Egan in Collins's Barracks

Nuala O'Donovan and Isobel Egan are among the six Irish ceramicists selected for inclusion in the Shadow of Sodeisha exhibition of Japanese and Irish art in clay at the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History in Collins's Barracks in Dublin. 31st March 2017 - February 2018.







Sara Flynn Shortlisted for the Loewe Craft Prize

Sara Flynn was one of the 26 finalists out of some 4,000 artists worldwide who entered for the first annual Loewe Craft Prize. The winner, woodturner Ernst Gamperl, was announced on April 10th 2017. An exhibition of the finalists' works is currently touring in COAM Madrid (11th April - 9th May 2017), Chamber Gallery in New York (30th May - 6th June 2017), Paris (September 2017), Tokyo (November 2017), and Collect Contemporary Craft Fair at Saatchi Gallery in London (22nd - 25th February 2018).

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