PPAI

Arts and Entertainment
2021

1ST PLACE WINNER
Arts and Entertainment 2021

SAVAGE BEAUTY

by Michael Mclaughlin

Savage Beauty, the largest site-specific light artwork ever created by Finnish artist Kari Kola, illuminates the shores of Loch na Fuaiche in Connemara for Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture.

2ND PLACE
HIGH FLIERS

By Gerry Mooney

Husband and wife team Evelyn Zuniga and Guilherme Sepuveda of Duffy’s Circus perform their flying trapeze act in the big top.

3RD PLACE
SPIRAL DANCE

By Leon Farrell

Dancer Ghaliah Conroy in The Chapel Royal, Dublin Castle, during the world premiere of Before You Say Anything, part of the Dublin Fringe Festival 2020.

SHORTLISTED
VERONICA DUNNE BURSARY COMPETITION

By Mark Stedman

Soprano Cerys McAllister warming up her voice before performing in the inaugural Veronica Dunne Bursary Competition at the Museum of Literature Ireland in Dublin.

SHORTLISTED
ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN 1972

By Justin Kernoghan

Anne Walker holds a family portrait of her brother Michael McDaid who was killed on Bloody Sunday 1972, as part of Anything Can Happen 1972: Voices from the Heart of the Troubles at Derry Playhouse Theatre.

SHORTLISTED
BIRD’S EYE VIEW

By Naoise Culhane

Renowned Irish sand artist Sean Corcoran sprawls beside his 110-ft wide Red Kite, created on Killmurin Beach, Co. Waterford, to celebrate St. David’s Day during Ireland’s first ever Wales Week.

SHORTLISTED
SHOBSY

By Gary Ashe

Singer Shobsy in Dublin.

SHORTLISTED
FANTASTIC MR. FOX

By Andres Poveda

RTÉ presenter Ryan Tubridy in the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, as Fantastic Mr. Fox for the eagerly-anticipated opening number of the 2020 Late Late Toy Show.

SHORTLISTED
CREATIVE HAIR DAY

By Gerry Mooney

Artist Joanne Murphy works on her latest creation in the window of Ciaran Nevin’s hair salon in Terenure.

SHORTLISTED
RED CARPET MOMENT

By Nick Bradshaw

Shane MacGowan and his partner Victoria Mary Clarke greet President Michael D. Higgins and Sabina Higgins on the red carpet before the premier of the film Citizens of Boomtown.

SHORTLISTED
SHINE YOUR LIGHT SOLSTICE

By Naoise Culhane

Photographer and visual artist Hazel Coonagh beside her Elements series of embroidered portraits projected on Phoenix Park Wellington Testimonial.