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    Friday, October 27th, 2017

    Paddy Graham, last year’s winner. Conor McCabe Photography.

    The Savills Art Prize will be presented at the Vue contemporary art fair at the Royal Hibernian Academy on Thursday, November 2.   It is to be awarded to an artist who has exhibited in the last year and made a substantial contribution to the visual arts in Ireland.  Vue runs at the RHA from November 2-5 next.

    “This is the third 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 2017 organiser Louis O’Sullivan. “Savills is the perfect partner to present the prize as most art is found in homes and businesses, and not just museums.” In 2017 the prize is worth 5,000.

    Last years winner was Paddy Graham, one of Ireland’s most noted living artists, who is credited with the introduciton to Ireland of neo-Expressionism in the 1980’s.  Galleries participating include Art Box, Kerlin Gallery, Cross Gallery, Gibbons and Nicholas, Molesworth Gallery, Peppercanister Gallery, Stoney Road Press, Hillsboro Fine Art, Green on Red, Eight, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Taylor Gallery, Black Church Print Studio, Kerlin Gallery, Catherine Hammond Gallery (Cork), Parallel Editions, Gormleys Fine Art, Solomon, Olivier Cornet, Oonagh Young Gallery, Claremorris Gallery and SO Fine Art Editions.