Golden Fleece Award Winners

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We are delighted to announce the Shortlist for the 2019 Golden Fleece Award.


Ceramic & Bronze Sculptural Forms




Ceramic Sculptures


Marcel VIDAL
Painting in Oil, Installations

The results will be announced at the Award Ceremony to be held on March 27th 2019.

Golden Fleece Artist News



Colin Martin & Robert Russell at Graphic Studio Gallery

Prints by Colin Martin and Robert Russell feature in The Works - 30 years of the B&A, a very impressive series of fine art prints produced by Graphic Studio Dublin for Behaviour & Attitudes over thirty years. Aidan Dunne has contributed an excellent introduction to the online exhibition catalogue.

13th February - 9th March 2019.






Golden Fleece Artists at the National Craft Gallery

The European Prize for Applied Arts exhibition Monumentality / Fragility celebrates the work of outstanding makers across Europe. Ireland is well represented by a contingent of seven remarkable artists, of whom four are Golden Fleece listed: jewellery designer Eimear Conyard, basket maker Joe Hogan, silversmith Coilin O Dubhghaill, and textile artist Caroline Schofield.

At the National Design & Craft Gallery in Kilkenny from 9th February - 23rd June 2019.













Rachel Joynt and Gwen Wilkinson at VISUAL Carlow

Rachel Joynt, Gwen Wilkinson and the other members of the 9 Stones Artists are showing The Book Project, a collaborative project between the group and book artist Ciara Healy, at Visual Carlow from 9th February - 19th May 2019.


Allyson Keehan exhibiting in Glasgow

Virtues of the Real / Necessity of the Imaginary, a two-person exhibition by Allyson Keehan and Sin Young Park looking at the space between the tangible and imaginative elements of experience, runs at Cass Art in Glasgow from 8th - 23rd February 2019.



Paul Hallahan at dlr Lexicon

At dlr Lexicon Gallery in Dun Laoire: Paul Hallahan features in a two person exhibition with Lee Welch, And the Tide was Way Out, on the themes of Utopia and the end of perceived history. 3rd February - 31st March 2019.




Siobhan McDonald Solo Show at LCGA

A fresh iteration of Siobhan McDonald's installation Crystalline, which has been remodelled to include her most recent project Hidden Monuments, runs at Limerick City Gallery of Art from 1st February - 17th March 2019.




Mary Burke & Geraldine O'Reilly at Hamilton Gallery

Mary Burke and Geraldine O'Reilly are among the 90 women artists selected by Hamilton Gallery for their exhibition of contemporary art inspired by the poem St Bridgets Day 1989 by Leland Bardwell.


12 Star Gallery, London, 23rd January - 1st February 2019.

Hamilton Gallery, Sligo, 9th February - 2nd March 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.




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.






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.

More Artist News: see our Golden Fleece News page