Bennettsbridge and Kilkenny artist competes for coveted Prize

Will Mosse gather prize?

Sean Keane

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Renowned Kilkenny artist, Paul Mosse

Bennettsbridge, Kilkenny man Paul Mosse with an explantion of his work, 'What's with the Apocalypse?'

Bennettsbridge artist Paul Mosse will compete for the country’s most significant contemporary arts award at Vue 2018 at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin 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.

12 of Ireland’s leading contemporary art galleries have each nominated an artist as a contender for the prize, which is being adjudicated by an independent panel of experts.

Paul has been nominated by the Hillsboro Fine Art Gallery, Dublin where he completed

‘What's with the Apocalypse' an internationally acclaimed exhibition which cemented his reputation as one of the most significant artists from Ireland for decades.

Paul's work questions the cyclical nature of decay and renewal.

The winner will be announced from a shortlist of five contenders at 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.”

Last year’s prize was awarded to one of the country’s most noted abstract painters, Samuel Walsh

Opening hours are 6-9pm on Thursday Nov 1, 11am-7pm on Friday, Nov 2, 11am-6pm on Saturday, Nov 3, and 11-6pm on Sunday, Nov 4.