The 2018 Savills Prize – Ireland’s most significant contemporary arts award – will be awarded at Vue 2018 which runs at the Royal Hibernian Academy from November 1-4.
The €5,000 Savills Prize is 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.
The artists named on the shortlist are Dubliners Claire Halpin and Janet Mullarney, Cork born and Galway-based Gordon Harris, Kilkenny’s Paul Mosse and Celbridge native Gabhann Dunne and the winner will be announced at the opening of Ireland’s national contemporary art fair Vue 2018.
“This is the fourth year the Savills 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 2018 organiser Patrick O’Sullivan.
“Savills is the perfect partner to present the Prize as most art is found in homes and businesses, and not just museums.
“Vue 2018 is a great opportunity for collectors and investors to experience some of the best contemporary art currently being created in Ireland, and to get some expert advice and guidance from leading galleries.”
Galleries participating in Vue 2018 include Graphic Studio Gallery, Gibbons and Nicholas, Sol Art Gallery, Catherine Hammond Fine Art Services, Molesworth Gallery, Stoney Road Press, Hillsboro Fine Art, Oliver Sears Gallery, Peppercannister Gallery, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, SO Fine Art Editions, Solomon Fine Art, Taylor Galleries, Jorgensen Gallery, Olivier Cornet Gallery, Parallel Editions, Black Church Print Studio, Gormleys Fine Art, Green On Red Gallery, RS Sculptures.
Opening hours are 6-8pm on Thursday, November 1, 11am-7pm on Friday, November 2, 11am-6pm on Saturday, November 3, and 11-6pm on Sunday, November 4.