Golden Fleece Award Winners

For full details of prizewinners and shortlisted artists, see our Artists page.

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We are delighted to announce our three equal winners for 2018:

Ursula Burke (porcelain sculptures)

Paul Hallahan (painting in acrylics)

Cecilia Moore (metalsmithing)

Our warm congratulations also go to the three shortlisted artists:

Magda Bethani (ceramics) ; Damien Flood (painting in oils) ; Natasha Rollinson (jewellery)

Golden Fleece Artist News


Siobhan McDonald Solo at Taylor Galleries

Siobhan McDonald's latest solo exhibition Crystalline: Disappearing Worlds reflects her ongoing series of inquiries into environmental change. At Taylor Galleries in Dublin from 16th March - 7th April 2018.


Mary Burke at Dunamaise Arts Centre

At Dunamaise Arts Centre in Laois, Mary Burke's exhibition Townscape explores the inner landscapes of twelve homes in Stradbally. Developed in collaboration with sociologist Professor Mary Corcoran, Townscape brings sociology, the community and the arts together in interesting ways. 10th March - 30th April 2018.



Conor Walton Winner of ModPortrait 2017

On February 27th 2018, Conor Walton was announced the winner of the 2017 ModPortrait Prize in modern portrait painting. His prizewinning painting The Key will join the collections of the MEAM (European Museum of Modern Art) in Barcelona.


Eoin Mac Lochlainn & Kate Murphy at QSS in Belfast

Eoin Mac Lochlainn and Kate Murphy were two of the ten artists involved in the Olivier Cornet Gallery's collaborative project Concerning the Other which is now showing at Queen Street Studios in Belfast. 8th - 29th March 2018.



Michael Wann Solo at Custom House Studios

At Custom House Studios in Westport, Michael Wann has a solo exhibition, Achill Notes, of new drawings based on a two week residency he spent at the Heinrich Boll Cottage in 2017. 23rd February - 18th March 2018.



Claire Kerr at espacio artkunstarte in Madrid

At the espacio artkunstarte in Madrid, Claire Kerr is showcased in the exhibition A Meeting Point: Communication/Translation, where she has collaborated with Colombian artist José Antonio Suárez Londoño in a series of artistic exchanges that pair their creations in playful and surprising ways. 23rd February - 27th July 2018.



Una Burke in TG4 Fashion Documentary

Una Burke's creations feature in TG4's groundbreaking new documentary series Snáithe exploring Irish fashion past and present. Wednesdays at 8.30 pm, 14th February - 21st March 2018.



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.



Joe Hogan Finalist for the 2018 Loewe Craft Prize

Joe Hogan is a finalist for this year's Loewe Craft Prize, one of 30 makers chosen from across the globe. The finalists' work will be put on show at the Design Museum in London in May, when the 2018 winner will be announced. Exhibition running 4th May - 17th June 2018.



Chloë Dowds with Ceramics & its Dimensions in Berlin

Chloë Dowds and the other winners of the 2017 Future Lights competition are showcased in the Ceramics and its Dimensions. Shaping the Future touring exhibition which runs at Bröhan-Museum in Berlin from 28th January - 22nd April 2018.






Eamon O'Kane Solo at Rochester Art Center

At Rochester Art Center in Michigan, Eamon O'Kane is showing new work inspired by the ideas of architect Frank Lloyd Wright in his solo exhibition Ìntimate Expansive together with an updated version of his highly successful installation Froebel Studio: A History of Play. 18th January - 27th May 2018




Eoin Mac Lochlainn & Yanny Petters exhibiting with OCG

At Vue 2017, Ireland’s National Contemporary Art Fair at the RHA in Dublin, Olivier Cornet Gallery and their artists presented 2° C, a group show on the theme of climate change, supported by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The exhibition subsequently moved to Olivier Cornet Gallery, where it featured a programme of workshops and seminars in collaboration with the artists and the EPA.

Eoin Mac Lochlainnn and Yanny Petters both contributed new work to this exhibition.

2nd - 5th November 2017 and then in an enlarged format at Olivier Cornet Gallery from 16th December 2017 - 15th March 2018.





Una Burke in NDCG Hi! Fashion Exhibition

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 from 12th August - 12th November 2017; then touring at Farmleigh Gallery in Dublin from 1st December 2017 - 29th April 2018.

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