Pallas Art Works! 2023: Contemporary Art Auction bidding closes tomorrow.


Posted 10 months ago in Arts and Culture

Pallas Projects/Studios are delighted to announce our latest fundraising auction of Irish contemporary art which runs now until May 11. Bidding this year will take place entirely online and is kindly supported by deVeres auction house, who are foregoing all fees in support of our organisation, and to encourage and support a new generation of contemporary artists. Bidding is now live!

Leann Herlihy – Beyond Survival (Wooden Cock)

Gareth Joyce – The Last Days of Tyrone Guthrie

Tom Climent – Optical Box

While prospective bidders can register, view and bid on work with ease on their phones or tablets, the artworks themselves can still be viewed in the real, with daily viewings taking place at the Irish Georgian Society’s City Assembly House on South William Street until 5pm on Thursday May 11.

A gala event will also take place as the bids close on the evening of Thursday 11th May, with actor Bryan Quinn as master of ceremonies. As ever it to be an entertaining spectacle in the grandeur of the octagonal room in the City Assembly House, with art, pop-up food, drinks from Teeling Whiskey and Galway Bay craft brewery, music and spot prizes, where attendees can cheer on final bids as they come in live on the big screen. The closing event is open to all artists, supporters, onlookers, dedicated bidders (or those who might be tempted on the night) to watch the proceedings unfold. Price of entry is the cost of a couple of raffle tickets, and all are welcome!

Imelda Healy – The Weir, 2021

Fiona McDonald – In Search of a Blanket Bog (1), 2022

Aideen Barry – Monochopis Drawing 17

The fundraiser, the fourth Pallas Projects/Studios have run since 2014, will help the cutting-edge arts organisation continue their mission to support grassroots arts initiatives, emerging artists and maintaining artists studios in the city. Featuring over 80 Irish contemporary artists, it will demonstrate the strength and breadth of Irish contemporary art from the best emerging talent, to internationally-established artists who are already selling work through the leading Irish contemporary and international galleries and art-fairs (Frieze, Art Basel), exhibiting at home in museums (IMMA, The Hugh Lane), and far and wide in art biennales (Venice Biennale) and international institutions.

This exciting collaboration between the auction house and the artist-run space will introduce fresh Irish contemporary art – including painting, print, photography and sculpture – with the chance to secure a choice piece by a major Irish artist, or to grab a bargain by a future prospect. It offers something for both seasoned auction-goers, and for budding collectors – to enjoy the auction experience for the first time, and start a collection of their own with a unique artwork.

Let the bidding commence!!

View the online catalogue and bids.

Atsushi Kaga – Things We Have Forgotten Will Carry Us Through

Emma Roche – Only Learning, 2022

Gavin Murphy – Fenêtres, No. 191, 2023

Participating artists:

Gabhann Dunne, Tom Climent, Alex Keatinge, Caoimhe Kilfeather, Nick Miller, David Lunney, Alison Pilkington, Joan Coen, Jim Ricks, Gemma Browne, Maeve Brennan, Oscar Fouz López, Rocío Romero Grau, Brian Duggan, Elva Mulchrone, John Lalor, Vera Ryklova, Austin Hearne, Claire McCluskey, Banbha McCann, Joanna Kidney, Steffi Kelly, Elaine Byrne, Laura Ní Fhlaibhín, Martin Healy, Pat Curran, Kathy Tynan, Lesley-Ann O’Connell, Mollie Douthit, Garreth Joyce, Leann Herlihy, Roxana Mouchieri, Venus Patel, Liliane Puthod, Michelle Hall, Lee Welch, Robyn Carey, Monika Crowley, Dáire Mc Evoy, Niamh Hannaford, Ann Quinn, Aoife Scott, Barbar, Knezevic, Bennie Reilly, Brian Fay, Camilla Hanney, Caroline McCarthy, Catherine Barron, Clodagh O’Leary, Colin Crotty, Colm Mac Athlaoich, Cora Cummins, Corban Walker, Damien Flood, Daniel Lipstein, David Fox, Desmond Kenny, Denis Kelly, Donald Teskey, Eithne Jordan, Eoin Butler, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Elizabeth Cope, Fergus Martin, Fiona McDonald, Frank Wasser, Gavin Murphy, Gillian Lawler, Helen Blake, Ida Mitrani, Imelda Healy,Keith Wilson, Lisa Freeman, Mark Cullen, Mick O’Dea, Niamh Flanagan, Patrick Graham, Phoebe Cope, Ramon Kassam, Rhona Byrne, Richard Proffit, Robert Dunne, Salvatore of Lucan, Sean Molloy, Shane Murphy, Vanessa Jones, Wendy Judge, Yvonne McGuinness, Darina Meagher, Emma Roche, Gary Coyle, Isabel Nolan, Dragana Jurisic, Casey Walshe, Cora Cummins, Cecilia Bullo

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