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


Chloë Dowds wins RDS Craft Award

Chloë Dowds has been awarded on of the five valuable (10,000 €) 2018 RDS Craft Awards for emerging makers. The awards were presented on 20th June 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 2017. 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.





Drawing on Joyce at Olivier Cornet Gallery

Drawing on Joyce, an exhibition running at Olivier Cornet Gallery as part of Bloomsday Festival 2018, showcases the work of 5 artists including Eoin Mac Lochlainn and Robert Russell, who have charted Dublin in pursuit of traces of Joyce’s multi-layered novel. 10th - 30th June 2018.







Terry Dunne in Interconnections 2 textile show

Work by Terry Dunne and other impressive textile artists from Ireland and Scotland is on show in Interconnections 2, first seen at the International Fibre Arts Festival 2018 in Boyle and subsequently at the Blue Egg Gallery in Wexford. 2nd June - 7th July 2018.


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.



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.



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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