Overall Prizewinner €5,000 – Seán Ó Flaithearta
2 Judge's Prizewinners €1,000 - Geraldine O'Reilly and Angie Shanahan
Ciall translates as ‘sense’.
To quote Theo Dorgan from his book ‘Sailing for Home’ the speaking of Irish ‘forces us out of the language set of the boat. Irish has become an escape for Simon and me into a wider world’.
In this sense, together they felt they were the smallest Gaeltacht in the world which took them beyond the notion of a small island nation. Furthermore, it provides them with a different way of seeing, experiencing and understanding the world. An Gailearaí, Donegal, invites visual artists throughout Ireland to respond to the above and to consider the following:
- Is there a Gaeltacht sensibility?
- If so how is this expressed?
- Does a Gaeltacht sensibility inform the work of contemporary visual artists?
Ciall 2011 Selected Artists - Marvin Baldemor, Patrick Barry, Geraldine Behan, Leo Boner, Ursula Burke, Gillian Kelly Campden, Grace Campion, Monica de Bath, Dónal de Buitléir, Michael Doherty, Nora Duffy, Brian Gallagher, Susan Hughes, Abi Joffe, Ferdia Maglochlainn, Aodán McArdle, Maura McGlynn, Deirdre McKenna, Margo McNulty, Joan Murray, Bairbre Ní Chathasaigh, Caitlín Ní Ghallachoir, Seoirse ó Dochartaigh, Seán Ó Flaithearta, Geraldine O'Reilly, Caroline Patten, Helen Quill, Angie Shanahan, Colm Sweeny, Sandra Turley, Helene Willems Bögels.