Golden Fleece Award Winners

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Golden Fleece Award 2019

Applications for the 2019 Golden Fleece Award will open in August.

Golden Fleece Artist News


Isobel Egan Exhibiting at Grennan Mill

Works for Ceramics Ireland International Festival by Isobel Egan and her fellow ceramicists are on show in the exhibition running at Grennan Mill during Kilkenny Arts Festival. 11th - 19th August 2018.




Caroline Schofield Exhibiting at Grennan Mill

New work by Caroline Schofield and her fellow Filament Fibre Artists is on show in their exhibition running at Grennan Mill Craft School in conjunction with Kilkenny Arts Festival. 10th - 19th August 2018.




Carol Hodder & Frances Ryan at Solomon Fine Art

Carol Hodder and Frances Ryan both have work on display at Solomon Fine Art's Summer Group Show. 3rd - 25th August 2018.








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 - mid December 2018.



Damien Flood Exhibiting in Cologne

Damien Flood is taking part in a two person exhibition at Thomas Rehbein Galerie in Cologne from 14th July - 18th August 2018.





West Cork Landscape Art Celebrated in Skibbereen

Work by Carol Hodder, Siobhan McDonald and Frances Ryan features among the fine array of paintings in Elements: West Cork Landscape, a flagship exhibition curated by Catherine Hammond for the Skibbereen Arts Festival. 12th July - 6th August 2018.







Una Burke in Brown Thomas's Create 2018

Brown Thomas's Create 2018 celebrates a whole range of talents in Irish fashion design, not least Una Burke's uniquely crafted style in leatherwear. 3rd July - 12th August 2018.




Ursula Burke on show at Castletown House

On a Pedestal, an exhibition of portrait busts at Castletown House, celebrates the art of the head with work by Ursula Burke (Golden Fleece Award, 2018) and other talented modern exponents of the tradition. July 1st - August 31st 2018; then at Dublin Castle from September 8th - November 4th 2018.



The Maker's Hand Exhibition at the RDS

The Maker's Hand, an exhibition commemorating 40 years of the RDS Craft Awards from 1968 to the present day, includes work by an array of Golden Fleece listed artists: Una Burke, Eimear Conyard, Terry Dunne, Liam Flynn, Joe Hogan, and Nuala O'Donovan 21st June - 17th August 2018.








Golden Fleece Artists at Hamilton Gallery

Among the artists invited to contribute to the Hamilton Gallery's exhibition (13th June - 29th September 2018) of small (20 x 20 cm) works inspired by Yeats's An Irish Airman Foresees his Death, were the diverse talents of several Golden Fleece listed artists:
Mary Burke, Major Edward 'Mick' Mannock, 1887-1918, oil and pastel.



Gerry Davis, An Irish Airman Foresees his Death: oil on board.



Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Michael Mc Gloughlin, Irish Airman 1923-1949: acrylic on canvas.




Geraldine O'Reilly, Flying above the fields: oil on canvas.




Frances Ryan, I know that I shall meet my fate: oil and collage on wood panel.



Michael Wann, Airman: charcoal and photo on canvas.



Eoghan 1

Eoghan 2

Liz Rackard Wins Portraiture Award at the RHA

Liz Rackard won the 2018 Ireland-US Council/Irish Arts Review Portraiture Award with her subtly understated diptych Portrait of Eoghan. On view at the RHA Gallery's 188th Annual Exhibition until 11 August 2018.








Golden Fleece Artists at the RHA Annual Exhibition

Golden Fleece listed artists are well represented at the Royal Hibernian Academy's 188th Annual Exhibition, which includes work by Golden Fleece Award winners:

Paul Hallahan (2018 Award),

Cecilia Moore (2018 Award; RHA invited artist)

Jennifer Trouton (2016 Award).

Mary Burke, Gerry Davis, David Eager Maher, Joe Hogan, Rachel Joynt, Colin Martin, Siobhan McDonald, Laura McMorrow, Mark O'Kelly, Geraldine O'Neill, Sioban Piercy, Ann Quinn, Liz Rackard, Robert Russell, Frances Ryan, Conor Walton, Michael Wann, and Keith Wilson also have work on show.

22nd May - 11th August 2018.






Mary Burke at the Irish Architectural Archive

Mary Burke's exhibition Townscape explores the inner landscapes of twelve homes in Stradbally. Developed in collaboration with sociologist Professor Mary Corcoran, Townscape brought sociology, the community and the arts together in interesting ways. First shown at Dunamaise Arts Centre in Laois, 10th March - 30th April 2018; then at the Irish Architectural Archive, 8th May - 24th August 2018.





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.



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.

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