The annual Golden Fleece Award is the largest art prize open to artists and makers in Ireland - enjoy a gallery of work by this year's shortlisted artists above. 

The shortlisted artists are Bassam Al-SabahAideen BarryFiona ByrneLorna DonlonLaura FitzgeraldJennifer HickeyMaria McKinneySinead O'DwyerIzzy O'Reilly and Tamsin Snow. 

2021 is a notable year for the Golden Fleece Trust, as it marks twenty years since the establishment of the Award through the bequest of its founder, Lillias Mitchell. The mission of the prize is to provide resources for Irish artists to innovate and develop their creative vision, and is open to artists working in all forms of visual, craft and applied arts - previous winners include Seliena Coyle, Ursula Burke and Ailbhe Ní Bhriain.

Find out more about the Golden Fleece Awards here.