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


Terry Dunne exhibiting at Blue Egg Gallery

At the Blue Egg Gallery in Wexford, Terry Dunne's explorations of different woven materials are on show in the two-person exhibition Textures, celebrating texture in two mediums – clay and fibre – as used by potter Juliet Ball and weaver Terry Dunne. 9th - 27th August 2016.




Historical and Contemporary in the RHA Collection Show

At the Royal Hibernian Academy's summer exhibition of a selection of works from the RHA Collection, including historical pieces and contemporary Diploma pieces by current RHA members, it was a pleasure to notice Still Life with Mandolin, a painting by Lillias Mitchell, founder of the Golden Fleece Award, alongside a wide range of impressive work including Rachel Joynt's magnificent Sea Change sculpture. July 8th - August 21st 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.



Carol Hodder solo at Catherine Hammond Gallery

Carol Hodder's new solo exhibition Shorelines at the Catherine Hammond Gallery in Skibbereen displays once again her impressive powers as an explorer of dark and light, solid earth and moving water, air and stone. 5th August - 8th September 2016.



Jennifer Trouton solo exhibition at ArtisAnn Gallery

Jennifer Trouton is exhibiting a selection of works from her Ellipsis collection at the ArtisAnn Gallery in Belfast. 5th - 27th August 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.




Eoin Mac Lochlain co-curating at Olivier Cornet Gallery

The group show Republic, co-curated by Eoin Mac Lochlainn and Olivier Cornet, commemorates those who died in the struggle for Irish freedom and is also a meditation on the goals of the “Proclamation of the Irish Republic” and how or whether the artists think that these goals have been fulfilled. 10th July - 31st August 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.






Sean Lynch at Kevin Kavanagh Gallery and the RHA

Scrapyard Carnival, a new multimedia installation by Sean Lynch weaving together narrative and allegory at Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, runs from 7th - 30th July 2016.

Simultaneously, Sean'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 Royal Hibernian Academy, 7th July - 20th August 2016.


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Mary Burke and Clive Bright in "A Terrible Beauty"

Mary Burke's pastel "Interior, St Enda's" and Clive Bright's "The Motley Stone" feature in this exhibition where selected artists were invited to produce a small work on the theme A Terrible Beauty is Born. Hamilton Gallery, 2nd June - 2nd July 2016; Hyde Bridge Gallery, 27th July - 23rd August 2016.




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