Iontas: 15th Annual Small Works Exhibition, November 2004
MCAC is proud to present the fifteenth annual ‘Iontas Small Works Exhibition’. ‘Iontas’ is an open submission exhibition of small artworks by citizens of Ireland and nationals living abroad. The exhibition was organised by Sligo Art Gallery and has toured to the Hunt Museum in Limerick.
Every year ‘Iontas’ awards three prize-winners. This exhibition presents the Award Winners from 1996 – 2001. The work exhibited will be ‘small works’ with artists utilising the same criteria used when making their original submissions. (The condition is that no work may be greater than 600 mm in its greatest length or breadth).
In this year’s exhibition there are several artists who have since gone on to become well-established creators, including Eamon O’Kane. Other outstanding work includes striking photographs by the Clodagh Emoe, who won the ‘Iontas’ Travel Award in 2001, which funded a five month stay in India. This exhibition also features emerging Irish artist Sarah O'Flaherty.