Golden Fleece Award Winners

For full details of prizewinners and shortlisted artists, see our Artists page.

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The winner of the 2016 Golden Fleece Award is Jennifer Trouton.

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Merit Award winners are Gerry Davis, Liam Flynn, and Sara Flynn.

Our warmest congratulations go to all concerned.

Golden Fleece Artist News


Sean Lynch hosting Askeaton Contemporary Arts Open Day

Askeaton Contemporary Arts host their 11th annual Welcome to the Neighbourhood festival, with Irish and international artists residing and working in the town throughout July 2016. Public events, free and open to all, occur during the artists’ stay. A special open day hosted by Sean Lynch on Saturday 23 July features artworks to be encountered throughout Askeaton.




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.







Caroline Schofield Artist in Residence for 2016 with WHAT

Caroline Schofield has been selected for the 2016 WHAT (Waterford Healing Arts Trust) artist in residence programme at University Hospital Waterford.




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.




Gerry Davis Curator's Choice for July in the Hunt Museum

Gerry Davis features as Curator's Choice in the Hunt Museum in Limerick for the month of July. He is showing his recent oil on canvas painting Studio Space 3 - a striking example of his remarkable skills as a "documentarian painter". 1st - 31st July 2016.





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.



Una Burke in Brown Thomas Create 2016

Una Burke is among the outstanding Irish designers whose talents are showcased in the 2016 edition of Create at Brown Thomas in Dublin. The installation runs from 5th July - 14th August 2016.



Mark O'Kelly Exhibiting in Bleed Gallery project at NAS

The Bleed Gallery project at New Art Studio in Dublin is showing A Delay in Addressing the Glass, an exhibition unpacking some of the art historical references from Mark O'Kelly's recent Empireland installation at Project Arts Centre. 21st June - 7th August 2016.


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Mary Burke in Hamilton Gallery's "A Terrible Beauty"

Mary Burke's pastel "Interior, St Enda's" is her contribution to the exhibition now showing at the Hamilton Gallery, where artists were invited to produce a small work on the theme A Terrible Beauty is Born. 2nd June - 27th August 2016.



Caoimhe Kilfeather Exhibition in Douglas Hyde Gallery

Caoimhe Kilfeather's latest solo exhibition "season and evening and weather and history" runs at the Douglas Hyde Gallery in Trinity College Dublin from 19th May - 27th July 2016.



Claire Kerr Exhibition at Espacio Artkunstarte in Madrid

The Espacio Artkunstarte in Madrid is showing a new body of work by Claire Kerr, paintings inspired by her observations during her 6-week Madrid residency in 2015. 26th February - 31st July 2016.

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