Golden Fleece Award Winners

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

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We are delighted to announce our three equal winners for 2018:

Ursula Burke (porcelain sculptures)

Paul Hallahan (painting in acrylics)

Cecilia Moore (metalsmithing)

Our warm congratulations also go to the three shortlisted artists:

Magda Bethani (ceramics) ; Damien Flood (painting in oils) ; Natasha Rollinson (jewellery)

Golden Fleece Artist News



Michael Wann at Hyde Bridge Gallery in Sligo

Michael Wann's latest solo exhibition Old Haunts, exploring the human stories embedded in landscape, is 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.


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, runs at Séamus Ennis Arts Centre from 15th April - June 2018.



Conor Walton exhibiting at Greenacres Gallery

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



Keith Wilson Solo at Oliver Sears Gallery

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


Mary Burke at Dunamaise Arts Centre

At Dunamaise Arts Centre in Laois, Mary Burke's exhibition Townscape explores the inner landscapes of twelve homes in Stradbally. Developed in collaboration with sociologist Professor Mary Corcoran, Townscape brings sociology, the community and the arts together in interesting ways. 10th March - 30th April 2018.





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.



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.



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.



Joe Hogan Finalist for the 2018 Loewe Craft Prize

Joe Hogan is a finalist for this year's Loewe Craft Prize, one of 30 makers chosen from across the globe. The finalists' work will be put on show at the Design Museum in London in May, when the 2018 winner will be announced. Exhibition running 4th May - 17th June 2018.




Eamon O'Kane Solo at Rochester Art Center

At Rochester Art Center in Michigan, Eamon O'Kane is showing 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



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.

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