Art for Gaza: Exhibition and Online Auction at Whyte’s

Posted 2 months ago in Arts & Culture Features

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Bidding is currently underway in an online auction organised by Irish auction house Whyte’s, with all proceeds going to Médecins Sans Frontières, a humanitarian organisation currently working on the ground to help alleviate suffering in Gaza.

In all there are 113 pieces of Artwork for sale, all of which can currently be viewed online. The exhibition includes a wealth of visual works, sculptures and ephemera by well known Irish artists including Dorothy Cross, Sean Scully, Mick Mulcahy, Guggi, Constance Short, Jim Fitzpatrick, Roisin Murphy, Orla de Brí,  Eric Luke, Pauline Bewick, John Gerrard and President Michael D. Higgins.

Work by international artists is also represented, including art from UK based artist Michael Landy and Michael Stipe, the lead singer of REM, while the auction house is also accepting bids on works including The Madonna and Her Minder, by artist, poet and former Pogues front man, the late Shane McGowan and 1916 by Robert Ballagh.

Lots can be viewed online here. Works can also be viewed in-person at the special Art for Gaza exhibition at The Copper House Gallery, which will be opened by First Lady, Sabina Higgins at 6pm on Thursday February 29th.

Bidding at the timed online auction continues until Sunday, March 3rd at 5pm, while the exhibition can be viewed in person over three days this week from Thursday February 29th to Saturday March 2nd, at The Copper House Gallery, 9 St Kevin’s Cottages, Portobello, Dublin 8, where it will be on display between the hours of 10am and 5pm.

The online auction closes on Saturday Mar 3rd at 5pm. Whyte’s have waived all buyers commission, meaning that all proceeds go directly to support the work of Médecins Sans Frontières in Gaza.

Register to bid here. Please support if you can.


Words: Martina Murray

Feature Image: The Madonna and Her Minder by Shane McGowan


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