The John O’Leary Fine Art Graduate Award


Marilyn Gaffney winner of the John O Leary award with Mrs O leary

Marilyn Gaffney of IT Sligo is the 2010 winner of the John O Leary Fine Art Graduate Award.  It honours the late Sligo based artist and lecturer, John O’Leary.  The award ceremony took place recently at the Art and Design Honours Degree Show in the Fine Art and Design Department, IT Sligo.

This award was introduced by Sligo County Council in the current Space for Art Sligo Arts Plan 2007-2012 and is delivered in partnership with the Fine Art Department, IT Sligo and the Sligo Art Gallery, to recognise excellence in the visual arts at under-graduate level.


Mrs Ann O’Leary (l) presents Marilyn Gaffney, Fine Art Graduate, IT Sligo with then2010 John O Leary Fine Art Graduate Award