Top hon­ours for NI artists

Belfast Telegraph - - NEWS -

THE Arts Coun­cil has be­stowed its high­est hon­our on four North­ern Ir­ish artists.

Ma­jor In­di­vid­ual Awards are worth £15,000 each and aim to give artists time to ded­i­cate them­selves to their cre­ative work.

Re­cip­i­ents this year are com­poser Pro­fes­sor Piers Hellawell, play­wright Shan­non Sick­els (Yee), per­for­mance artist Sinead O’Don­nell and vis­ual artist Mairead McClean.

NI Arts Coun­cil chief ex­ec­u­tive Roisin McDonough said: “Con­grat­u­la­tions to these four im­mensely tal­ented artists, who have al­ready made an enor­mous con­tri­bu­tion to the arts in North­ern Ire­land.”

From left: Shan­non Sick­els (Yee), Sinead O’Don­nell and Pro­fes­sor

Piers Hellawell

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