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


Chloë Dowds with DCCOI at Maison & Objet in Paris

Chloë Dowds' outstanding craft skills have won her selection for the Design Ireland stand presented by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) at Maison et Objet in Paris, Europe's most influential trade fair for the home. 18th - 22nd January 2019.



Caoimhe Kilfeather at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre

A major new commission by Caoimhe Kilfeather features in Elemental, an exhibition of contemporary sculpture especially for children, which will run at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre between 12th January - 2nd March 2019.




Colin Martin at the Solstice Arts Centre

Colin Martin is exhibiting in Surveillé.e.s, a show curated at Solstice Arts Centre by Nora Hickey M’Sichili, Director of the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris. 12th January - 1st March 2019.



Gerry Davis Solo Exhibition at Galway Arts Centre

Gerry Davis's latest solo exhibition Procession, showcasing the development of his work since 2007, runs at Galway Arts Centre from 11th January - 8th February 2019.



Damien Flood Solo Exhibition in Los Angeles

Damien Flood's solo exhibition Shape of Things runs at Diane Rosenstein Gallery in Los Angeles from 10th January - 2nd February 2019.





Frances Ryan and Michael Wann at Ballinglen

Frances Ryan and Michael Wann are among the artists featured in Buildings and Places - Mayo, an exhibition curated from Ballinglen Arts Foundation's permanent collection. 12th December 2018 - 2nd February 2019.






Eoin Mac Lochlainn and Yanny Petters at OCG

Eoin Mac Lochlainn and Yanny Petters both have work on display at Olivier Cornet Gallery's Winter show, Somewhere between perception and reality, a lighter version of which was first presented at VUE Art Fair 2018. 9th December 2018 - 17th February 2019.







Geraldine O'Neill and Colin Martin at Glor Ennis

Geraldine O'Neill, Colin Martin and other major contemporary Irish artists are shnowcased in Mick O'Dea Selects..., the latest in the Glór Ennis Selects series, in which leading Irish artists curate an exhibition of artists whose work has influenced or inspired their own work. 7th December 2018 - 19th January 2019; official opening Friday 14th December.





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.




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 2018 - 28th February 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.

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