Golden Fleece Award Winners

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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


Ann Quinn Solo at Jack House Gallery in Portsmouth

Sky's Windows, a solo exhibition of paintings by Ann Quinn, is running at Jack House Gallery in Portsmouth from 22nd April - 28th May 2016.



Stevan Hartung returning to craft practice in Blessington

In April 2016, we were happy to learn that Stevan Hartung (Golden Fleece Award Winner, 2009) has returned to his Blessington studio after some years away from Ireland, to continue his beautiful craft work creating furniture inspired by the inherent qualities of the wood used for each piece.



Michael Wann Solo Exhibition at Cross Gallery

In a Garden Once I Knew, a solo exhibition of charcoal and wash drawings by Michael Wann, is on show at the Cross Gallery in Dublin from 14th April - 7th May 2016.



Colin Martin and Keith Wilson at Graphic Studio Gallery

Works by Colin Martin and Keith Wilson feature in Waterbased, a new exhibition of water-themed prints at Graphic Studio Dublin. 16th - 30th April 2016.



Irish Arts Review Posting about Jennifer Trouton Award

In April 2016, the Irish Arts Review posted a nice online news item about Jennifer Trouton and what it means to her to have won the Golden Fleece Award.





Ursula Burke Exhibition at Oonagh Young Gallery

Vestige, an exhibition of work by Ursula Burke commissioned by Oonagh Young Gallery for the 1916 centenary commemorations, captures the darker side of revolution and conflict and formalises its violence with her Parian porcelain figures caught at a particular moment in historical time. 9th April - 13th May 2016.



Gillian Lawler Solo at the Molesworth Gallery

Eminent Domain, a solo exhibition of paintings by Gillian Lawler at the Molesworth Gallery, pursues her exploration in paint of the unsettling imaginative resonances called up for her by the fiery fate of the abandoned town of Centralia. 8th - 30th April 2016.



Mary Burke Exhibition at the Hamilton Gallery

Suburban Narratives, a solo exhibition of paintings by Mary Burke, is running at the Hamilton Gallery in Sligo, 7th - 30th April 2016.




Mark O'Kelly's Empireland at Project Arts Centre

Mark O'Kelly's monumental Empireland, specially commissioned by Project Arts Centre to mark the 1916 centenary, weaves together impressively layered imagery of Ireland's evolution as a state. 1st April - 28th May 2016.







Geraldine O'Reilly in Kathleen Lynn Exhibition in Mayo

Geraldine O'Reilly has contributed some fine drawings to Kathleen Lynn: Insider on the Outside, a visual art project taking place in five arts venues around Mayo. The show celebrates the life of Mayo native Kathleen Lynn – doctor, suffragette, political activist and Chief Medical Officer of the Irish Citizen Army during the 1916 Rising, who went on to establish St. Ultan’s Hospital for Infants in Dublin in 1919. 26th March - 30th April 2016. Geraldine's project about Lynn also features in RTE's 1916 series Every County has a Story / Mayo.



Frances Ryan in Catherine Hammond Gallery

Work by Frances Ryan is featured in 12 now 13, the Catherine Hammond Gallery's inaugural exhibition at its new premises in Skibbereen. To celebrate the move and the gallery's 13th year, the show features work by some of the most prominent artists shown there in the past. 17th March - 27th April 2016.



Sylvia Hemmingway with Blackstack Studio in Thurles

Sylvia Hemmingway and the other members of Blackstack Studio are holding a group exhibition at The Source Arts Centre in Thurles. 3rd March - 30th April 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.



Sean Lynch's Venice Biennale 2015 Installation on tour

Sean Lynch's ambitious installation Adventure: Capital, which was originally commissioned for the Irish pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale, is now being shown at a number of locations around Ireland, including The Model Sligo, 9th April - 12th June 2016.

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