Cecily Brennan wins O'Malley Award (Tuesday 5 October 2010)

 Installation shot of Cecily Brennan show Black Tears at Taylor Galleries, Dublin 2010; image held here
Installation shot of Cecily Brennan show Black Tears at Taylor Galleries, Dublin 2010; image held here

Dublin- and Berlin-based artist Cecily Brennan has won this year's O'Malley Award from the Irish American Cultural Institute. The award, worth €5,000, is in honour of the late Ernie O'Malley, a noted collector of Irish art.
According to the press release:

Cecily Brennan. born in Athenry, County Galway, was educated at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin. In 1979, she was a founding member of Dublin's Visual Arts Centre, and served as director of the Project Arts Centre from 1983 to 1986. From 1993 to 1997 she chaired the Visual Arts Committee for the Irish Government Department of Foreign Affairs ... The IACI's O'Malley Award recognizes and promotes achievements in the visual arts, particularly those which have stimulated or guided other Irish artists.  The annual award of €5,000 was first presented in 1989.  To date, the IACI has granted $150,000 for this award which is funded by membership and donations.

More information: www.iaci-usa.org