This year the Mermaid Greenstar Open Exhibition was extended to all five ArtInks counties. Artlinks is a partnership programme between the five County Arts Offices in the counties Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow. We invited submissions from all artists living and / or working in these counties. The exhibition was open to artists working in all visual art practices.
Greenstar Waste Management Company sponsored the €5,000 prize for the overall winner of the Open Exhibition.
This year, the invited selector for the exhibition was poet and writer Theo Dorgan.