Golden Fleece Award Winners

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Applications for the 2017 Golden Fleece Award are now closed.

The winner will be announced at the award ceremony to be held in February 2017.

Golden Fleece Artist News


David O'Kane Solo Exhibition at Galerie Baton in Seoul

David O'Kane has opened his second solo exhibition at Galerie Baton in Seoul, South Korea: The Glass Harmonica, involving paintings, animations and lithographs. 1st December 2016 - 7th January 2017.




Sara Flynn Solo Exhibition at Erskine Hall & Coe in London

Sara Flynn is holding her third solo exhibition with Erskine Hall & Coe in London. In it she presents thirty-three new works in porcelain and bronze. 30th November 2016 - 12th January 2017.



Gerry Davis Wins 2016 Hennessy Portrait Prize

Gerry Davis's portrait Sean (oil on board, 2016) has been awarded the 2016 Hennessy Portrait Prize. The fourteen shortlisted works are on show in the National Gallery's Millennium Wing Studio from 26th November 2016 - 26th March 2017.




Frances Ryan in Solomon Fine Art Winter Group Show

Frances Ryan's visionary landscape paintings are on view at Solomon Fine Art Winter Group Show. 25th November 2016 - 28th January 2017.



Sean Lynch Solo at Emily Carr University, Vancouver

A solo exhibition of Sean Lynch's latest installations is on show at the Charles H Scott Gallery in Emily Carr University, Vancouver. 22nd November 2016 - 5th February 2017.




Una Burke and Kate O'Kelly at the National Craft Gallery

New work by 20 of Irelands most exciting and creative designer makers, including leather designer Una Burke and ceramicist Kate O'Kelly, is showcased in the Shape the Future exhibition at the National Craft Gallery in Kilkenny. 18th November 2016 - 5th February 2017.






Kate O'Kelly Finalist in Future Lights competition

Kate O'Kelly was among 18 European finalists at the Future Lights competition for young ceramicists held at the Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future exhibition running in Fiskar, Finland from 10th November - 7th December 2016.



David Eager Maher with Galerie Martin Mertens in Berlin

Work by David Eager Maher features in the Paper Works exhibition at Galerie Martin Mertens in Berlin, a group show focused on international contemporary drawing. 5th November - 17th December 2017.



Geraldine O'Reilly at Printmakers Council exhibition

Geraldine O'Reilly is Invited Artist at the Printmakers Council exhibition Pushing Boundaries running at Farmleigh Gallery from 27th October - 23rd December 2016 and at Dunamaise Arts Centre from 12th January - 18th February 2017.



Colin Martin wins Business to Arts Print Commission

In November 2016, Colin Martin's Vinyl Factory etching, part of his series in homage to the Masterlabs recording studio whose roots lie in the heart of Dublin's docklands, was selected as the Docklands Arts Fund's Business to Arts Print Commission this year, in the very good cause of funding projects for quality arts experiences in the area.





Golden Fleece Artists at RUA Annual Exhibition

On view at the Royal Ulster Academy's 135th annual exhibition (14th October 2016 - 8th January 2017), paintings and drawings by Golden Fleece listed artists including

Jennifer Trouton's Longue Duree (2014), oil on linen, 152 x 122 cm



Michael Wann's Shadow Tree, charcoal and wash on canvas, 100 × 100 cm



Keith Wilson's Days Ahead, 10, oil on board, 25.5 x 28 cm




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).

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