Art for NSPCC incorporates a silent auction, and Carrie is hoping that art lovers from across Northern Ireland will dig deep in aid of the NSPCC Northern Ireland’s Changing Childhoods Appeal.
This is the second Art for NSPCC event that Carrie has hosted for the charity. The first event which took place in 2012 raised over £25,000 for the charity. This year’s auction is set to be even bigger, with over 100 pieces set to go under the hammer. Work from established local artists such as Neil Shawcross and JB Vallely and international artworks by Damien Hirst and Picasso sit alongside pieces by emerging artists and the cream of local student talent. You might also find the odd celebrity piece nestled amongst the work too.
You might feel inspired by the calm of Brian Ballard’s façade of St. Anne’s Cathedral, or perhaps you’d prefer the hive of activity depicted in Stephen Forbes’ ‘Let the Good Times Roll’. If portraiture has appeal then you can choose from more traditional styles by Gareth Reid or Ian Wilgaus, contrasting with street art portraiture such as Stephen Houston’s ‘Van the Man’ or Mark Mearns’ compelling use of subject matter. Paul Bell’s distinctive ‘Cow’ leads a wide range of work depicting nature but if your interests are more man-made, how about Brendan Jamison’s Baby Orange Submarine?! The range of works is vast, and there’s no substitute for coming down to the MAC to take a look yourself.
Art for NSPCC will be on display in the MAC from Monday 24 to Wednesday 26 March and the MAC is open daily from 10am to 7pm. For more information about the exhibition and silent auction, contact Carrie Neely on [email protected] or 07983 430763.
You can also bid for any of the Art for NSPCC pieces by visiting www.32auctions.com/artfornspcc and making a silent bid.
Carrie Neely is a Board member of the NSPCC Changing Childhoods Appeal and is helping the charity try to raise £1Million over the next three years to keep the Belfast Service Centre and its services going.
NSPCC’s Changing Childhoods appeal aims to make a difference to children in Northern Ireland. To find out more about the Changing Childhoods Appeal and to make a donation please contact Dearbhla McGrath on 02890 351135 or [email protected]