Claire Kerr takes Golden Fleece (Tuesday 6 March 2012)

 Claire Kerr: Carousel, oil on linen; image here
Claire Kerr: Carousel, oil on linen; image here

The winner of this year's Golden Fleece Award Winner is Claire Kerr. She walks away with a very healthy €12,000. The merit prize has gone to Allyson Keehan, who receives €3,000. The Award, based on a charitable bequest by Lillias Mitchell, is probably the top monetary prize in the visual arts in Ireland. More on the Award and the shortlisted artists here.