OUGHTERARD ARTIST Gordon Harris has made the shortlist for Ireland’s most significant contemporary arts award, the Savills Prize, at the Vue Contemporary Art Fair 2018 at the Royal Hibernian Academy.
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. Mr Harris has been named on the shortlist of five along with Dubliners Claire Halpin and Janet Mullarney, Kilkenny’s Paul Mosse, and Celbridge artist Gabhann Dunne.
Mr Harris is internationally recognised for his high-realism figurative work, mainly using the medium of oil on board with gold and silver leaf. In the past 12 months he has created a series of striking large-scale portraits of his daughters Aobha and Elise. His works are included in many collections throughout the world including Ireland, the UK Japan, the US, and Monaco.
Vue 2018 runs from November 1 to 4. For more information see vueartfair.ie