Declan and Catherine join the Panel as visual arts specialists, taking the places of outgoing Panel members Eoin Mac Lochlainn (artist and recipient of the Golden Fleece Award 2008) and Robert Russell (master printmaker and Studio Director, Graphic Studio Dublin). Both Eoin and Robert served the Trust for a number of years. The Trustees are very grateful to them for their assistance and support, and wish them well for the future.
The Golden Fleece Award Advisory Panel consists of five industry experts who review entries received for the Golden Fleece Award and make recommendations to the Trustees on how they feel the Award should be distributed in any given year. The new Panel members join current members Patrick T. Murphy (Chair), Ann Mulrooney and Angela O'Kelly.
Dr Declan Long is a lecturer in modern and contemporary art in the School of Visual Culture at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin and Co-Director of the MA ACW. He is a regular contributor to magazines and journals such as Artforum, Frieze and Source Photographic Review, and he has been commissioned to write texts for major exhibitions at galleries and museums in Ireland and abroad. Formerly a board member of the Douglas Hyde Gallery and EVA International, in 2013 he served as a member of the Turner Prize judging panel. His book, Ghost-Haunted Land: Contemporary Art and Post-Troubles Northern Ireland, was published by Manchester University Press in 2017.
Catherine Marshall is an art historian, curator and editor. Senior Curator and founding Head of Collections at the Irish Museum of Modern Art from 1995 to 2007, she was seconded to The Arts Council and, later, the Royal Irish Academy. She has curated exhibitions in China, North America and Ireland and is joint-editor of Janet Mullarney: catalogue raisonné (2019) and Twentieth Century, Vol. V of the RIA’s Art and Architecture of Ireland series (2014). Currently Head of the Visual Arts Steering Committee for Bealtaine Festival, she sits on the boards of Common Ground, South Tipperary Arts Centre, KCAT and the Irish American Cultural Institute. She is also a founding editor of Comcol, the online journal of ICOM’s International Committee for Collection.