Shortlist for 2016 Golden Fleece Award Announced

golden fleece awardThe shortlist for the 2016 Golden Fleece Award announced.

The trustees of the Golden Fleece Award are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2016 Golden Fleece Award. The artists and craft makers selected are; painter Gerry Davis ( Limerick); wood turner Liam Flynn (Limerick); ceramicist Sara Flynn (Belfast) and painter Jennifer Trouton ( Belfast). The winner of the 2016 Golden Fleece Award will be announced in a ceremony at Dublin castle on 8th March 2016.

The 2016 Golden Fleece Award attracted over 130 entries and the trustees were impressed with the high standard of applications. Once more the Award recognises the excellence and ambitions of both emerging and established artists.

The Golden Fleece Award is in its 15th year. It is an independent artistic prize fund established as a charitable bequest by the late Lillias Mitchell who died in 2000. The first Golden Fleece Award was launched a year later and was awarded in 2002. The Golden Fleece has an annual prize fund of approximately €20,000. The winner is usually awarded between €12,000 and €15,000. There are also a number of smaller merit awards.

For more information about the Golden Fleece Award please go to www.goldenfleeceaward.com

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