Anonymous art auction in aid of MADRA

An anonymous art exhibition and auction will be held on November 26 at Tribeton. This exciting event will see the works of over 25 artists anonymously exhibited then auctioned off — only after the hammer comes down will the artist be revealed.

Works from established as well as amateur artists have been donated and all proceeds will go to Galway-based dog rescue charity MADRA. Paintings have been kindly donated by some big names in the art world with Margo Banks, Padraig Mc Caul, Deirdre Walsh, Marissa Weatherhead, Tomas O Maoldomhnaigh, Martina Furlong and Kate Beagan (to name a few! ) all submitting work, with some valued up to €1,000.

MADRA spokesperson Katie-May North says: “The event is free and open to everyone, the exhibition will be open from 4pm and people are welcome to come and see the wonderful art on display before deciding whether they might like to make a bid on any of the pieces.”

“The artists involved have all submitted canvasses signed only on the reverse so the works showcased will be kept anonymous until the hammer comes down. “The auction will begin at 6pm and will be a fantastic opportunity for art and dog lovers alike to pick up some wonderful paintings at a good price whilst also supporting MADRA,” she said.

“There will also be one very special painting up for auction that was kindly donated by Ann Mooney, one of our longstanding MADRA supporters,” she added.

The painting is a large framed watercolour by Ann’s father the late Derek Biddulph. Originally from Dublin, Biddulph moved to Galway where he remained for over forty years, spending many years of his career sketching, painting and photographing for beautiful sights and scenes of Galway.

The exhibition is a free event with everyone welcome so why not come along and enjoy a glass of wine while pursuing some brilliant art work in the boldly-designed monumental space that is Tribeton.

An online catalogue will be available to view in advance of the event and over the phone bidding will be available on the evening. For more information on this please contact [email protected].

MADRA is a Connemara based dog rescue and adoption charity dedicated to finding new homes for dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds. Annually, the charity rescues an average of 800 dogs from local authority pounds and dogs surrendered by the general public. For more information about MADRA go to www.madra.ie or follow MADRA on Facebook or Twitter.

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