The shortlist for the Savills Arts Prize – the biggest award in Irish contemporary art – has been announced by Vue 2016, Ireland’s national contemporary art fair. The five artists on the shortlist are Ennis artist Mick O’Dea, visual artist Jaki Irvine, Mullingar artist Patrick Graham, Lisburn artist David Crone and Dublin-based Gavin O’Curry.
The €5,000 Savills Art Prize will be awarded to the artist who has produced an outstanding body of work in the last year or made some other substantial contribution to the visual arts in Ireland. Vue runs at the Royal Hibernian Academy gallery from November 3, when the prize will be presented, to November 6.
Galleries exhibiting work at Vue 2016 include Kerlin gallery, Catherine Hammond Gallery (Cork), Cross Gallery, Molesworth Gallery, Stoney Road Press, Hillsboro Fine Art, Green on Red, Eight, Peppercanister, Graphic Studio, Fenderesky, Kevin Kavanagh, Gallery of Photography, Solomon, Olivier Cornet, Taylor Gallery, Gormleys, Jonathan Ellis King, Gibbons and Nicholas, Oonagh Young Gallery and Art Box.
UPDATE: PATRICK GRAHAM WAS THE WINNER