VUE 2015, Ireland's National Contemporary Art Fair in association with Savills - to include the presentation of the the inaugural VUE Contemporary Art Prize presented by Savills.
A prestigious new award for contribution to the visual arts in Ireland has been introduced by the VUE Contemporary Art Fair.
The VUE Contemporary Art Prize presented by Savills, worth €5,000, is presented by the Irish arm of the global real estate business. It will be awarded at the VUE 2015 Art Fair to an artist who, in the preceding twelve months, has produced an outstanding body of work or some substantial contribution to visual arts.
RHA Director, Dr. Patrick Murphy, will adjudicate the inaugural VUE Contemporary Art Prize presented by Savills for 2015.
Announcing the new award for visual arts, Angus Potterton, Managing Director of Savills, said the company was delighted to work with VUE to establish a prize to honour the outstanding artistic talent of the day.
“It is important that the Irish art world celebrate and encourage talent and imagination. Art is wholly complementary to property and homes and, as such, Savills was delighted to be invited to support this significant prize”, Potterton said.
Louis O'Sullivan, VUE Organiser; Angus Potterton, MD Savills; and, Rebecca Gale, Development and Marketing RHA
Leading contemporary Irish art galleries will once again come together to showcase exciting new art and recent work by the most accomplished Irish and international artists.
The prestigious and popular art fair, also sponsored by Savills, is an opportunity to enjoy representative selections from Irish contemporary art galleries right around the country, including Northern Ireland.
Galleries participating in VUE 2015 include Taylor Galleries, Peppercanister Gallery, Ib Jorgensen, Belfast’s Fenderesky Gallery, Catherine Hammond Gallery of Glengarriff in West Cork, Olivier Cornet Gallery, Graphic Studio Gallery, Hilsboro Fine Art, SO Fine Art, Molesworth Gallery, Stoney Road Press, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Green on Red, Eight Art Gallery, Cross Gallery, Solomon Fine Art, Oonagh Young Gallery/Artbox, Nag Gallery, Gormley’s Fine Art, IMMA and Irish Arts Review.
The RHA's beautiful expansive galleries provide the ideal environment in which to appreciate the work of Ireland's most notable artists, as well as many of their international contemporaries.
The fair is an unparalleled opportunity for collectors and investors to experience some of the best contemporary art currently being created, and to get expert advice and guidance from leading galleries.