Golden Fleece Award Winners

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Applications for the 2017 Golden Fleece Award are now open.APPLY

All applications must be made through our online application form.

The deadline for submission of entries is 2 pm on Friday 25th November 2016.

Golden Fleece Artist News

Gerry Davis Solo Exhibition at Pallas Projects

Pallas Projects are showing Gerry Davis's Studio series of "documentarian" paintings exploring the nature of contemporary artists' spaces. 26th - 29th October 2016.


Colin Martin at Imagine Arts Festival in Waterford

As part of the Imagine Arts Festival in Waterford, Colin Martin has curated Real Real, an exhibition featuring four RHA painters: Martin Gale, Eithne Jordan, Colin Martin and Mick O'Dea. Greyfriars Gallery, 20th October - 12th November 2016.






Golden Fleece Artists with Oliver Sears Gallery in London

Several Golden Fleece listed artists are showcased in Oliver Sears Gallery's In Residence II, their London-based exhibition of fine Irish and international contemporary art. 6th - 29th October 2016. The show includes these and other beautiful pieces by
Liam Flynn


David Eager Maher



Nuala O'Donovan




Coilin O Dubhghaill




Keith Wilson




David O'Kane on show at SO Fine Art

Work by David O'Kane is on display in On Paper, an exhibition featuring the work of 10 contemporary artists at SO Fine Art Editions in Dublin. 6th October - 17th November 2016.




Eoin Mac Lochlainn Solo Exhibition with Hamilton Gallery

Eoin Mac Lochlainn's solo exhibition Diaspora, embodying his reflections on Irish emigration in the 21st century, is now running at the Hamilton Gallery in Sligo. 6th - 29th October 2016.



Caoimhe Kilfeather exhibiting in Highlanes Gallery

Caoimhe Kilfeather's sculpture is showcased in Same Thing as Line, a group exhibition looking at the spatial and temporal properties of line at Highlanes Gallery in Drogheda. 30th September - 5th November 2016.




Conor Walton at Catherine Hammond Gallery

Conor Walton has work on show in the Catherine Hammond Gallery's exhibition Glow, for which the gallery commissioned a group of national artists to explore the theme. 9th September - 29th October 2016.



Sara Flynn at the National Craft Gallery

Some beautiful porcelain vessels by Sara Flynn are showcased in Vase - Function Reviewed, an exhibition debating issues of functionality in ceramics through a series of works by selected Irish and international artists. At the National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, 6th August - 6th November 2016.



Sean Lynch in Belfast and Boston

Sean Lynch's ambitious installation Adventure: Capital, which was originally commissioned for the Irish pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale, is having its latest showing at the Golden Thread Gallery in Belfast (1st September - 16th October 2016) and in video format at the Rose Art Museum in Brandeis University, Massachusetts (11th September - 11th December, 2016).




Brendan Madden and Kate O'Kelly at RDS Craft Exhibition

Our congratulations to all the makers, both emerging and established, whose skills are celebrated in the 2016 RDS Craft Awards exhibition.

Among the fine creations showcased are Brendan Madden (Brendan Joseph Studio)'s To Drown damask woven linen and silk scarf (encoding organic imagery from the maker's journals) and Kate O'Kelly's Cloud Collection porcelain vessels (a new collection of work made during a residency at Limerick School of Art and Design).

RDS Concert Hall, 13th - 24th July 2016; National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, 9th August - 13th November 2016.


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