This exhibition comprises of work by the five artists shortlisted for this years £15,000 Glen Dimplex Artists Award 2000. They are the Irish sculptor Maud Cotter, the American sculptor Petah Coyne, Irish film and photographic artist Clare Langan, and the American and Irish film, video and photographic artists David Phillips and Paul Rowley. The exhibition brings together a number of new works, not previously exhibited in Ireland, and some earlier pieces closely related to the work for which the artists were nominated.
The award, which is designed to mark a signifigant level of achievement or development in the work and practice of exhibiting artists, was presented to Phillips and Rowley on 30 March 2000. The competition was open to Irish artists and non-Irish artists who have exhibited in Ireland or elsewhere from 1 January to 22 November 1999.