Golden Fleece Award Winners

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Applications for the 2018 Golden Fleece Award are now closed.

The winner will be announced in mid March 2018.

Golden Fleece Artist News


Gillian Lawler in Molesworth Gallery Winter Show

Work by Gillian Lawler is showcased in the Molesworth Gallery's Winter Group Show featuring the work of gallery and invited artists. 15th January - 23rd February 2018.





Eoin Mac Lochlainn and Yanny Petters at OCG

Olivier Cornet Gallery's group exhibition on climate change 2°C, curated by Olivier Cornet with the support of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Ireland, showcases work by the gallery's artists including Eoin Mac Lochlainn and Yanny Petters.

17th - December 2017 - 15th February 2018.







Michael Wann with Green Fuse Gallery in Westport

Michael Wann has work on display in Green Fuse Gallery's Christmas show in Westport. 7th December 2017 onwards.




Sara Flynn with Loewe for Miami Art Week

Sara Flynn has been selected as one of just three artists whose work is featured in the Loewe Foundation's third annual Chance Encounters exhibition which celebrates Miami Art Basel 2017 by bringing together artists from various disciplines in order to explore unexpected conversations. 4th December 2017 - 4th February 2018.



Una Burke in NDCG Hi! Fashion Exhibition

Leather bodywear designs by Una Burke are showcased in the Hi! Fashion exhibition of fashion from Japan and Ireland at the National Design & Craft Gallery in Kilkenny from 12th August - 12th November 2017; then touring at Farmleigh Gallery in Dublin from 1st December 2017 - 29th April 2018.



David Eager Maher Solo at Oliver Sears Gallery

David Eager Maher's latest solo exhibition Locus is running at Oliver Sears Gallery from 30th November 2017 - 25th January 2018.



Frances Ryan in Solomon Fine Art Winter Show

Frances Ryan's paintings feature in Solomon Fine Art's Winter Group Exhibition. 24th November 2017 - 27th January 2018.



Ursula Burke with Pallas Projects

At Pallas Projects Studios, Ursula Burke's porcelain sculpture is among the work selected for Periodical Review #7, their annual review exhibition of Irish contemporary art and art practices. 24th November 2017 - 20th January 2018.



Sean Lynch Solo at Ronchini Gallery

Sean Lynch's latest solo exhibition Devil in the Detail is running at Ronchini Gallery in London from 23rd November 2017 - 20th January 2018.





Golden Fleece Artists at Ceramics Ireland Exhibition

The unique creative telents of Isobel Egan, Sara Flynn and Nuala O'Donovan are on display at Ceramics Ireland's Touchstone exhibition celebrating the organisation's 40th anniversary.

The exhibition showcases the work of 36 selected makers of and from Ireland. Farmleigh Gallery, Phoenix Park, 18th June - 30th September 2017; National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, 18th November 2017 - 21st January 2018.







Nuala O'Donovan & Isobel Egan in Collins's Barracks

Nuala O'Donovan and Isobel Egan are among the six Irish ceramicists selected for inclusion in the Shadow of Sodeisha exhibition of Japanese and Irish art in clay at the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History in Collins's Barracks in Dublin. 31st March 2017 - February 2018.







Sara Flynn Shortlisted for the Loewe Craft Prize

Sara Flynn was one of the 26 finalists out of some 4,000 artists worldwide who entered for the first annual Loewe Craft Prize. The winner, woodturner Ernst Gamperl, was announced on April 10th 2017. An exhibition of the finalists' works is currently touring in COAM Madrid (11th April - 9th May 2017), Chamber Gallery in New York (30th May - 6th June 2017), Paris (September 2017), Tokyo (November 2017), and Collect Contemporary Craft Fair at Saatchi Gallery in London (22nd - 25th February 2018).

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