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    THE BIGGEST PRIZE IN IRISH CONTEMPORARY ART

    Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
    Maser will present a new body of work consisting of fine art prints in multiple medi

    Maser will present a new body of work consisting of fine art prints in multiple medi

    The biggest prize in Irish contemporary art will be presented at Vue 2016 at the Royal Hibernian Association gallery on November 3.  The €5,000 Vue Contemporary Art Prize presented by Savills 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. Nineteen of Ireland’s leading contemporary art galleries have nominated an artist and the adjudicator is RHA director Dr Patrick Murphy.

    The long list of nominations includes Maser, Jaki Irvine, Patrick Graham, Francis O’Toole, Michael Coleman, Catherine Barron, Blaise Drummond and Donald Teskey, John Cronin, Ciaran Lennon, David Crone, Mick O’Dea, Yvette Monahan, John Behan, Eoin MacLochlainn, Stephen Johnston, Timothy Furey, Marty Kelly, Gavin O’Curry and Bridget O’Gorman.  Last year’s prize was awarded to Richard Gorman.

    “This is only the second year the Savills Art Prize has been presented at Vue and we hope the award will become as important to Irish art as the Turner Prize is in the UK,” said Vue 2016 organiser Louis O’Sullivan.  Galleries participating include Kerlin Gallery, 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, Gormleys, Jonathan Ellis King, Gibbons and Nicholas, Oonagh Young Gallery and Art Box.