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taproot_art auction: FRUIT

taproot_art return with their 3rd annual benefit auction with 50% of proceeds raised for Merchants Quay Ireland.  Curated and auctioned by taproot_art founder, Sophie Murphy, this year’s auction will be entirely fruit themed featuring contemporary art/photography from leading Irish and international artists such as Shane Berkery, Jay Miriam, Blaise Cepis, Robyn Carey, Peter Doyle Decoy, & Neil Dunne, music from rising Irish DJ/Producer Drua, 

RSVP: The auction will be free to attend, and attendees can RSVP on the eventbrite page here. (RSVP is not essential, but note that capacity tends to be reached within 30 minutes of opening.)


  • Neil Dunne (Dublin)
  • Blaise Cepis (New York)
  • Shane Berkery (Dublin)
  • Miriam Dema (Barcelona)
  • Robyn Carey (Dublin)
  • Jay Miriam (New York)
  • Peter Doyle (London/Dublin)
  • Fergal Styles (Dublin)
  • Hugh Cooney (Dublin)
  • Claire Prouvost (Dublin)
  • Donal Talbot (Lisbon/Dublin)
  • Kathryn Rose (New York)
  • Dan Comerford (Dublin/Paris)
  • Niall Cullen (Dublin)
  • Antonia (Lisbon)
  • Decoy (Dublin)
  • Rob Mirolo (Leipzig/Dublin)
  • Roisin Nolan (Dublin)
  • Cyan Ryan (Dublin)
  • Geoff Ryan (Dublin)

Curator’s note:

Middle English derived from Old French, once again derived from Latin- ‘fructus’ can be defined as ‘enjoyment of produce, harvest’. Indeed, the origins of language can serve as a good barometer for many things, but it is certainly a good way to understand how the masses felt about primitive things during humanity’s more nascent stages. In the case for fruit, it would appear as though enjoyment is embedded in the very definition of its term, and understandably so.  Fruit symbolises so much more than simply being a byproduct of the earth’s natural labours, but also the enjoyment it offers to its both consumers, innovators and spectators alike. It is the foundation for juice, paintings, landscapes, perfumes, memes, vitamin intake, and now…well, auctions. For one night only, you can bask in this enjoyment and appreciate fruit in all its glories and capabilities, by observing great works from a set of top contemporary artists while devouring a mango simultaneously.  


The Mart Gallery
190a Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines
Dublin 6, Ireland

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