Golden Fleece Award Winners

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All applications must be made through our online application form.

The latest date for submission of entries is Friday 25th November 2016.

Golden Fleece Artist News


Ann Quinn Solo Exhibition at Taylor Galleries

Ann Quinn's latest solo exhibition, The Place Where I Stand To Look Out Over This World, runs at Taylor Galleries in Dublin from 23rd September - 8th October 2016.



Carol Hodder in Lavit Gallery's CASe '16 exhibition

Work by Carol Hodder is showcased in the Lavit Gallery's CASe '16 exhibition featuring work by a selection of established and emerging Irish artists. 13th September - 1st October 2016.



Eamon O'Kane Solo at Gregory Lind Gallery

Eamon O'Kane has a new solo exhibition Baum Test running at Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco. 8th September - 16th October 2016.



Ursula Burke Exhibition at Ormston House

At Ormston House in Limerick - Vestiges, a solo exhibition of recent and new works by Ursula Burke. Combining art historical techniques and contemporary themes, the show presents a suite of portrait-sculptures and an embroidered frieze which question the legacy of art as a tool for political propaganda. 8th September - 22nd October 2016.



Conor Walton at Catherine Hammond Gallery

Conor Walton has work on show in the Catherine Hammond Gallery's exhibition Glow, for which the gallery commissioned a group of national artists to explore the theme. 9th September - 29th October 2016.



Sara Flynn at the National Craft Gallery

Some beautiful porcelain vessels by Sara Flynn are showcased in Vase - Function Reviewed, an exhibition debating issues of functionality in ceramics through a series of works by selected Irish and international artists. At the National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, 6th August - 6th November 2016.




Seliena Coyle and Helen McAllister at Farmleigh

The impressive craft skills of two Golden Fleece award winners, Seliena Coyle (2015) and Helen McAllister (2002), are on display in 'Adaptation', an exhibition at Farmleigh Gallery showcasing responses to the life and writings of William Shakespeare by a collective of 5 artists, marking the 400th anniversary of his death.

Seliena Coyle turned her metalworking skills to the creation of small wall pieces evoking Shakespearian women characters such as Lady Macbeth.

And Helen McAllister found fresh inspiration for her extraordinary shoe sculptures.

26th August - 9th October 2016.





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).




Brendan Madden and Kate O'Kelly at RDS Craft Exhibition

Our congratulations to all the makers, both emerging and established, whose skills are celebrated in the 2016 RDS Craft Awards exhibition.

Among the fine creations showcased are Brendan Madden (Brendan Joseph Studio)'s To Drown damask woven linen and silk scarf (encoding organic imagery from the maker's journals) and Kate O'Kelly's Cloud Collection porcelain vessels (a new collection of work made during a residency at Limerick School of Art and Design).

RDS Concert Hall, 13th - 24th July 2016; National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, 9th August - 13th November 2016.





Rachel Joynt and Gwen Wilkinson at VISUAL Carlow

At VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art in Carlow - The Possibilities of Place, an exhibition showcasing new work by Rachel Joynt, Gwen Wilkinson and the other members of the 9 Stones Artists group. 2nd July - 16th October 2016.

In conjunction with the exhibition the group is launching an anniversary publication supported by the Carlow Arts Office, featuring a presentation of the work of each member together with a specially commissioned essay by Cliodhna Schaffrey.


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