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Dowds

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.

   

Burke

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.

   

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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.

 

   

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Russell

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.

 

 

 

 

   

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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.

   

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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.

 

 

 

   

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Trouton

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.

 

 

 

 

   
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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.

   

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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.

   

Kerr

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.

   

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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.


Recent Exhibitions and Awards for Golden Fleece Artists

Hogan

Joe Hogan in 2018 Loewe Craft Prize Exhibition

As one of the 30 finalists in this year's Loewe Craft Prize, Joe Hogan's entry Homage to the Tree was on show at the Design Museum in London. The outright winner was Scottish potter Jennifer Lee. Exhibition ran 4th May - 17th June 2018.

   

Hiraeth

Gillian Lawler Solo at Molesworth Gallery

Gillian Lawler's latest solo exhibition Hiraeth ran at the Molesworth Gallery in Dublin from 11th - 30th May 2018.

   
Petters

Yanny Petters Solo at Séamus Ennis Arts Centre

Yanny Petters' solo exhibition Hedgerow, presenting a series of monotype nature prints and drawings of the richly varied plants associated with Irish hedgerows, ran at Séamus Ennis Arts Centre from 15th April - end May 2018.

 

   

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Eamon O'Kane Solo at Rochester Art Center

At Rochester Art Center in Michigan, Eamon O'Kane showed new work inspired by the ideas of architect Frank Lloyd Wright in his solo exhibition Ìntimate Expansive together with an updated version of his highly successful installation Froebel Studio: A History of Play. 18th January - 27th May 2018

   

Bruir

Garvan de Bruir selected for WearingIrish NYC 2018

Garvan de Bruir was one of the ten Irish designers selected to showcase contemporary Irish fashion in New York at the WearingIrish NYC 2018 event programme. 15th - 17th May 2018.

   

Woods

Sylvia Hemmingway Exhibiting with BlackStack Studio

Sylvia Hemmingway and the other members of BlackStack Studio showcased their craft in Before/Beyond, an exhibition of prints and related works showing approaches to and beyond contemporary printmaking in the Arts Office Gallery in Kilkenny. 11th - 19th May 2018.

   

Haunts

 

Michael Wann at Hyde Bridge Gallery in Sligo

Michael Wann's latest solo exhibition Old Haunts, exploring the human stories embedded in landscape, went on show at the Hyde Bridge Gallery in Sligo. This exhibition was specially commissioned by Sligo County Council Arts Service for the Beltaine Festival. 24th April - 15th May 2018.

   
Walton

Conor Walton exhibiting at Greenacres Gallery

Conor Walton's solo exhibition Bare Essentials was on show at Greenacres Gallery in Wexford from 31st March - 5th May 2018.

 

   
Sears

Keith Wilson Solo at Oliver Sears Gallery

Where the Light Falls, a solo exhibition of paintings and drawings by Keith Wilson, ran at Oliver Sears Gallery from 22nd March - 3rd May 2018.

   

Burke

Una Burke in NDCG Hi! Fashion Exhibition

Leather bodywear designs by Una Burke were 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.

   

Dowds

Chloë Dowds with Ceramics & its Dimensions in Berlin

Chloë Dowds and the other winners of the 2017 Future Lights competition were showcased in the Ceramics and its Dimensions. Shaping the Future touring exhibition which ran at Bröhan-Museum in Berlin from 28th January - 22nd April 2018.

 

 

   
Taylor

Siobhan McDonald Solo at Taylor Galleries

Siobhan McDonald's latest solo exhibition Crystalline: Disappearing Worlds reflected her ongoing series of inquiries into environmental change. At Taylor Galleries in Dublin from 16th March - 7th April 2018.

   
Other

Eoin Mac Lochlainn & Kate Murphy at QSS in Belfast

Eoin Mac Lochlainn and Kate Murphy were two of the ten artists involved in the Olivier Cornet Gallery's collaborative project Concerning the Other which then went on show at Queen Street Studios in Belfast. 8th - 29th March 2018.

   

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Chloë Dowds and Isobel Egan at CAL 2018

Both Chloë Dowds and Isobel Egan had work on display at Ceramic Art London's 2018 show at Central Saint Martins, 23nd - 25th March 2018.

 

 

   

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Una Burke in TG4 Fashion Documentary

Una Burke's creations featured in TG4's groundbreaking new documentary series Snáithe exploring Irish fashion past and present. Wednesdays at 8.30 pm, 14th February - 21st March 2018.

   
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Conor Walton Winner of ModPortrait 2017

On February 27th 2018, Conor Walton was announced the winner of the 2017 ModPortrait Prize in modern portrait painting. His prizewinning painting The Key will join the collections of the MEAM (European Museum of Modern Art) in Barcelona.

   

Wann

Michael Wann Solo at Custom House Studios

At Custom House Studios in Westport, Michael Wann had a solo exhibition, Achill Notes, of new drawings based on a two week residency he spent at the Heinrich Boll Cottage in 2017. 23rd February - 18th March 2018.

   

Eoin

Petters

Eoin Mac Lochlainn & Yanny Petters exhibiting with OCG

At Vue 2017, Ireland’s National Contemporary Art Fair at the RHA in Dublin, Olivier Cornet Gallery and their artists presented 2° C, a group show on the theme of climate change, supported by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The exhibition subsequently moved to Olivier Cornet Gallery, where it featured a programme of workshops and seminars in collaboration with the artists and the EPA.

Eoin Mac Lochlainnn and Yanny Petters both contributed new work to this exhibition.

2nd - 5th November 2017 and then in an enlarged format at Olivier Cornet Gallery from 16th December 2017 - 15th March 2018.

 

 

   

McMorrow

Laura McMorrow at Leitrim Sculpture Centre

At Leitrim Sculpture Centre in Manorhamilton, Laura McMorrow's multimedia exhibition The Lost Acre appropriated archival landscape imagery in depictions of other-worldly encounters where the everyday is haunted by memory, anxiety and humour. 9th February - 3rd March 2018.

   

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Eoin Mac Lochlainn exhibiting in Hamilton Gallery

Eoin Mac Lochlainn was one of the invited artists showcased in the Hamilton Gallery's exhibition Miscellany. 14th December 2017 - 28th February 2018.

   

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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 toured 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).

   

Minogue

Mick Minogue in Kilkenny Animated Festival

Mick Minogue and fellow local artist Dan Leo created an extensive gallery of street art and graffiti in Kilkenny's Abbey Quarter for the first Kilkenny Animated Festival of visual storytelling. 23rd - 25th February 2018.

   

Lawler

Gillian Lawler in Molesworth Gallery Winter Show

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

 

   

Miami

 

Sara Flynn with Loewe for Miami Art Week

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

   

Ryan

Frances Ryan in Solomon Fine Art Winter Show

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

   

Lament

Michael Wann with Green Fuse Gallery in Westport

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

   

Locus

David Eager Maher Solo at Oliver Sears Gallery

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

   

Burke

Ursula Burke with Pallas Projects

At Pallas Projects Studios, Ursula Burke's porcelain sculpture was 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.

   

Lynch

Sean Lynch Solo at Ronchini Gallery

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

   

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Flynn

ODonovan

Golden Fleece Artists at Ceramics Ireland Exhibition

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

The exhibition showcased 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.

 

 

 

 

   

 

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Wann

Wilson

Golden Fleece Artists at RUA 136th Annual Exhibition

Among the works by Golden Fleece listed artists selected for show at the Royal Ulster Academy of Arts Annual Exhibition (6th October 2017 - 7th January 2018):

Ursula Burke, Balaclava Bust. Parian porcelain and lace.

 

 

Seliena Coyle, Alice's Adventures: Out of Time. Part of Wome's Stories series of wallpieces.

 

 

Michael Wann, Shadow Demesne. Charcoal and wash on canvas.

 

 

 

Keith Wilson, From Now On (5). Oil on board.

   

Bison

Bob Johnston at Leeds Craft Centre

Bob Johnston's willow animal heads were showcased at Leeds Craft Centre and Design Gallery's exhibition celebrating their 35th anniversary. 4th November 2017 - 6th January 2018.

   

Davis

Gerry Davis at South Tipperary Arts Centre

Gerry Davis's paintings featured in Art of the Heart, a group exhibition showcasing the work of Tipperary artists at South Tipperary Arts Centre. 1st December 2017 - 6th January 2018.

   

Ryan

Frances Ryan in HeArt of Hope exhibition in Belfast

Frances Ryan contributed work to the HeArt of Hope exhibition in aid of Northern Ireland Hospice at Crescent Arts Centre Belfast. 15th - 22nd December 2017.

   

Walton

Conor Walton with Arcadia Contemporary in California

Conor Walton's work appeared in a group exhibition at Arcadia Contemporary in California. Sponsored by digital magazine Poets/Artists, it showcased work by 30 international figurative artists. 2nd - 13th December 2017.

   

Trouton

Jennifer Trouton at the Lavit Gallery

Jennifer Trouton's paintings were showcased in the Lavit Gallery's Molesworth Gallery Artists exhibition in Cork. 7th November - 2nd December 2017.

 

 

   

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Paul Mac Cormaic Solo at Axis Arts Centre

Paul Mac Cormaic had a solo exhibition The Secular Icons running at Axis Arts Centre in Ballymun, exploiting the concept of Orthodox and Byzantine icons to take a wry look at 21st century Ireland. The show ran throughout the month of November 2017.

   

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Wann

Carol Hodder and Michael Wann at NOA 2017

Both Carol Hodder and Michael Wann had work selected for the 2017 National Open Art Exhibition of British and Irish contemporary art, showing at Bargehouse Oxo Tower Wharf on Southbank, London, from 17th - 26th November 2017.

 

 

   

Walton

Conor Walton Solo at Chimera Gallery

Conor Walton's latest solo exhibition Rapt and Unwrapped showed at The Chimera Gallery in Mullingar from 4th - 25th November 2017.

   

Crystalline

Siobhan McDonald at Highlanes Gallery

Siobhan McDonald's environment-themed installation A Change in the Signal - Crystalline was on view at Highlanes Gallery in Drogheda. 7th October - 25th November 2017.

 

   

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Emma Bourke and Suzannah Vaughan at NCAD Gallery

Works by Emma Bourke and Suzannah Vaughan, plus the inspirational Róisín de Buitléar (former Chair of the Golden Fleece artist advisory panel), were showcased at the inaugural Ireland Glass Biennale exhibition which ran at NCAD Gallery from 27th October - 13th November 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Hogan

Quinn

Cristin Leach on Joe Hogan and Ann Quinn

in October 2017, works by both Joe Hogan and Ann Quinn were selected by Cristín Leach for her 21st Century Ireland in 21 Artworks series of articles for RTÉ Culture.

 

   

Ryan

Frances Ryan Solo Exhibition at Ards Arts Centre

Frances Ryan's latest solo show, Garden of Delights, was on display in the Georgian Gallery at Ards Arts Centre from 6th - 28th October 2017.

   

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Egan

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

Nuala O'Donovan and Isobel Egan were 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 - 31st January 2018.

 

 

 

 


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