SCOOP Art Auction 2019

Andrew, Attracta and Sarah Eva have donated works of art to this incredible cause. We’ve supported this charity, The SCOOP Foundation / Syrias Vibes, for many years and this year is especially powerful as our Sarah Eva has become a Mommy Bear x2! So of course we sprung into action to help support their efforts to build a maternity clinic in Syria - save the children :) <3

SCOOP Art Auction 2019 - 28th April 2019 1pm in The Iveagh Garden Hotel.

Direct link to Sarah Eva Manson’s piece: here

Direct link to Andrew’s piece: here

Direct link to Attracta’s piece: here

They will be streaming the auction live online also, available at this link

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In June 2019 SCOOP will officially turn 10! And what better way to celebrate than to run a contemporary art auction of 100+ artworks in order to build a maternity clinic in Syria :)

We are dedicating the event and project to our (Calvin and Andy’s) Mum - Gaye Sweeney - who was a lifelong nurse and who also came up with the acronym / name SCOOP (which originally stood for Saving Children Out Of Poverty). Mum sadly passed away in November 2011 from cancer but her altruistic nature and love of music / good times lives on in us and in SCOOP.

This one is for the Mammies....

So it’s quite fitting that this is going to be our biggest event to date! It will stretch over 3 venues in fact, with a selection of artworks on show in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre throughout the month of April.

Then we have our official LAUNCH PARTY with the remaining 90+ artworks on show on Wednesday the 24th of April in The Copper House Gallery on Synge St just off Camden St in Dublin, kicking off at 6pm sharp.

The exhibition then runs for the Thursday the 25th and Friday the 26th of April.

Then Sunday the 28th of April is Auction Day! Taking place in the wonderful Iveagh Garden Hotel the live auction starts 2pm sharp with registration available from 1pm. Online bidding will also be available with Invaluable.com by searching Syrias Vibes on their website. Early registration is advised to avoid disappointment as bidders will all need to be approved.

We would like to thank our good friends at Miller Brothers Stone for sponsoring the events.

The list of artists is absolutely mind blowing too. Here they all are in alphabetical order:

Adrienne M. Finnerty, Contemporary Artist, Aidan Butler, Áine Macken, Alice Maher, Anita Groener, Andrew Manson, Annemarie Webb, Attracta Manson, Barbara Knezevic, Ben Readman, Bennie Reilly, Brian Ballard, Brian Cregan, Brian Gallagher Art-illustration, Brian Maguire, Brid Higgins Ni Chinneide, Catherine Bannon, Cian McLoughlin, Conor Bereen, Conor Tiernan, Daniela Astone, Dave McDermott, David Magnier, Debbie Chapman, DECOY, Denise Nestor, Dominic Turner....

DUDA, Eamon Colman, Eileen Ferguson, Emma Finucane, Emma Spence, Emma Stroude, Eoin McCormack, Esther Moliné, Felix Zaska, Francis Matthews, Gemma Best, Gintare Venckute, Guggi, Gwen O’Dowd, Hazel Coonagh, Heidi Wickham, Helen O'Higgins Design, Jackie Hudon Lalor, James Kirwan, Jesse Presley Jones, Jim Fitzpatrick, Jo Cummins, Joby Hickey, John Nolan, Juliana Scodeler, Katarzyna Gajewska, Kate Beagan, Kevin Godley...

Leah Hewson, Leo deFreyne, Leonora Neary, Lili Heller, LolaDonoghue, Louise Donnelly, Margo Banks, Mark Baker, Martin Redmond, Martina Flynn, Martina Furlong, Mary de Blacam, MASER ART, MONK, Morgan Art, Neal Grieg, Neil J Smyth, Niamh O’Connor, Niamh O’Malley, Padraig McCaul, Paul ‘Poncho’ Byrne, Peter Bradley, Peter Doyle, Peter McMahon, Petra Berntsson, Rachel Fallon, Ramon Kassam, Richard Hearns, Richard Seabrooke, Robert Mirolo, Robert O'Broin, Ronan McGeough...

Sahoko Blake, Salvatore of Lucan, Sarah Eva Manson, Sarah Rossney, Séan & Yvette, Shane O’Driscoll, Shane O’Malley, Shane Sutton, Sinead Smyth, Steve McCarthy, Steve O’Connor, SUBSET, SUMS, Tag beckett art work, Tim Goulding. Tinka Bechert, Tom Byrne, Vanessa Power, Will O’Kane, William Grace.

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Incognito 2019 The Solomon Fine Art, Dublin

Incognito 2019 is in full swing over in Solomon Fine Art Gallery. We are thrilled to be participating this year. I wonder if anyone can spot works by Andrew, Attracta or Sarah Eva?

We donated 9 artworks to this amazing cause and only wish we could have done more.

It's wonderful to see such incredible support - we hope it's a sell out show!

With over 1,400 artists participating in #Incognito2019 where Irish and international talents will be showcased in not one, but two Irish galleries! 🎭 Postcard-size works of art will be exhibited at the Solomon Gallery in Dublin, and The Lavit Gallery, Cork. The artists’ names, some very well-known and very collectable, will remain incognito until the card is purchased and the artist’s signature is revealed on the back. Each piece of art will be available for purchase only on a first come first served basis, for a miniature price of €50 each but you won’t find out the identity of the artist until you purchase the piece. All of the money raised will go to the Jack and Jill Children's Foundation. This way you will have an artwork you love and you will have helped provide home nursing care for very sick babies.

Incognito sale days will be taking place in;

The Solomon Fine Art, Dublin on 5th-7th of April 2019
The Lavit Gallery, Cork on 17th-18th of May 2019

They will also be holding preview days in both galleries:

The Solomon Gallery, Dublin on 3rd-4th of April 2019
The Lavit Gallery, Cork on 16th of May 2019


#incognito #incognito2019 #irishart #irishartist #irishmade #madewithloveinwicklow #irish #art #anonymous #anonymousart #wicklow #wicklowartist #wicklowart @solomonfineart @lavitgallery @jackandjillcf #jackandjill

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Incognito 2019

We are doing Incognito this year! With over 1,400 artists participating in #Incognito2019 where Irish and international talents will be showcased in not one, but two Irish galleries! 🎭 Postcard-size works of art will be exhibited at the Solomon Gallery in Dublin, and The Lavit Gallery, Cork. The artists’ names, some very well-known and very collectable, will remain incognito until the card is purchased and the artist’s signature is revealed on the back. Each piece of art will be available for purchase only on a first come first served basis, for a miniature price of €50 each but you won’t find out the identity of the artist until you purchase the piece. All of the money raised will go to the Jack and Jill Children's Foundation. This way you will have an artwork you love and you will have helped provide home nursing care for very sick babies.

Incognito sale days will be taking place in;

The Solomon Fine Art, Dublin on 5th-7th of April 2019
The Lavit Gallery, Cork on 17th-18th of May 2019

They will also be holding preview days in both galleries:

The Solomon Gallery, Dublin on 3rd-4th of April 2019
The Lavit Gallery, Cork on 16th of May 2019


#incognito #incognito2019 #irishart #irishartist #irishmade #madewithloveinwicklow #irish #art #anonymous #anonymousart #wicklow #wicklowartist #wicklowart @solomonfineart @lavitgallery @jackandjillcf #jackandjill


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Artworks have a global goal

Artworks have a global goal

Andrew and Sarah Eva’s globes featured in the Wicklow People.

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Father and daughter Andrew and Sarah Eva Manson have teamed up for a new creative arts initiative which aims to raise funds for international aid charity Goal Global.

The two artists are based at their own studio in Redcross and were invited to decorate two of the 100 globes which made up the 'Goal What on Earth' venture, which ended up amassing €80,000.

One hundred blank, plain white globes measuring 43cms in diameter were newly designed by more than 100 artists, designers, public figures and celebrities. Their transformation was documented throughout this process all across social media using #GOALWhatonEarth.

Sarah was also asked to come on board to help with the official social media campaign and really enjoyed the hustle and bustle that followed. She consulted closely and continuously with the campaign manager Dave Southern and the PR team in Goal Global, as well as each individual artist and venue hosting team throughout this campaign.

'It was a fast paced project and it was lovely getting to know each of the creators directly and each of the globes stories deeply,' said Sarah.

Her creation was titled 'Ocean Hero' and represented the global struggle over our use of plastic and its impact on the environment.

Explaining what inspired her, Sarah Eva said: 'The Globe's oceans are covered with soft, single use plastic and painted with metallic paint. The texture of the plastic being important, not the labels. The layers of plastic represent the pollution in our oceans. We need to work together to change this growing problem'.

Andrew's globe is titled 'Not my World'. The curving lines represent just a fraction of the missile flights in a first strike scenario. The oceans are depicted red as they have the role of concealing the weapons that have the shortest detection times on deployment.

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GOAL What on Earth

Andrew and Sarah Eva Manson of ballyrogan.com were invited to participate in decorating two of the 100 globes in this creative arts initiative, GOAL What on Earth, to raise money for a really worthy cause; GOAL Global.

James Harrold, Galway Arts Officer 2018, with Sarah Eva Manson and her Globe ‘Ocean Hero’

James Harrold, Galway Arts Officer 2018, with Sarah Eva Manson and her Globe ‘Ocean Hero’

This incredible venture was a huge success generating €80,000.

"To work towards ensuring that the poorest and most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental rights of life, including but not limited to adequate shelter, food, water and sanitation, healthcare, education and economic opportunities." - goalglobal.org

100 blank, plain white globes measuring 43cms in diameter were newly designed by over 100 artists, designers, public figures and celebrities. Their transformation was documented throughout this process all across social media using #GOALWhatonEarth.

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Sarah was also asked to come on board to help with the official social media campaign and really enjoyed the hussle and bussle that followed! She consulted closely & continuously with the campaign manager - Dave Southern - and the PR team in GOAL Global as well as each individual artist and venue hosting team throughout this campaign. It was a fast paced project and it was lovely getting to know each of the creators directly and each of the globes stories deeply.

The decorated globes were then put on display to form a series of Public Art Exhibition’s which toured a number of key cities throughout Ireland, before being auctioned off in November ‘18 to raise valuable funds for GOAL enabling them to continue their work to ease the plight of some of the most vulnerable people in the world. goalwhatonearth.ie

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#52 Ocean Hero - by Sarah Eva Manson

Sarah Eva Manson's Globe represents the struggle of single use plastic and its effects on our oceans and the health of the planet. The Globe’s oceans are covered with soft, single use plastic and painted with metallic paint - the texture of the plastic being important, not the labels etc. The layers of plastic represent the pollution in our oceans. We need to work together to change this growing problem.

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#54 Not My World - by Andrew F. Manson

This Globe ‘Not My World’ is the manifestation of either an error or an act of misguided beliefs. The curving lines represent just a fraction of the missile flights in a first strike scenario. The oceans are depicted red as they have the role of concealing the weapons that have the shortest detection times on deployment. As the major powers are capable of assured mutual destruction, huge numbers of arms are falling into the hands of quasi-independent groups and militias, meaning wars can break out anywhere from seemingly civilized Europe (Yugoslavia) to any one of the central African republics. Wars anywhere at any time.

Our Globes are looking great!

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Andrew and Sarah-Eva are working hard getting their globes ready for auction. 

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Both Andrew and Sarah-Eva have been invited to decorate a globe sculpture for GoalWhatoneEarth; to be auctioned off to help raise much needed funds for vulnerable people in the world.

What On Earth is a unique collection of 100 resin globe sculptures which are being painted and decorated by some of Ireland’s top artists and celebrities. They will then be put on public display to form a series of Public Art Exhibition’s which will tour a number of key cities on the island of Ireland, in late summer 2018 before being auctioned off in late October to raise valuable funds for GOAL enabling the continuation of work to ease the plight of some of the most vulnerable people in the world.

 


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GLOBE UPDATE

How are you going to decorate your Globe Sarah-Eva?

Title: #Oceanhero by Sarah Eva Manson

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Indoor piece - This globe represents the struggle of single use plastic. Every piece of plastic ever made is still here.

The water areas will be covered with soft, single use plastic and painted with a metallic paint. The texture of the plastic being important not the labels etc. I don’t want to blame any single company so painting is important.

The layers of plastic are about the amount of plastic in our oceans:

More than eight million tonnes of plastic is thrown away each year and washed out to sea. It takes centuries to break down. It's eaten by marine creatures and ends up in our food chain – we are eating toxic plastic waste.

The land areas will be covered with preserved moss - this moss represents the fragility of life.

The metallic paint of the water area will offset the colour of the green moss and make it look really nice. This will allow the vibrant greens to really pop.

The Moss itself will be harvested Organic Wicklow Moss: Brachythecium Species, preserved professionally by me right here in my studio.

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Manufacturers churned out 311 million tonnes of the material in 2014 alone. A drink bottle can take 450 years to break down, while a plastic fishing line could last for 600 years.

We need to stop using single use plastics like straws; I saw a video of one being pulled out of a Turtles nasal cavity and I was so disturbed by it I immediately vowed to cut down on plastic

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Plastic is nearly impossible to avoid

This is why supermarkets need to step up, take some responsibility and help fix this problem.Let’s all be an #Oceanhero and swap out single use plastic from our lives.

 

Tell us about your Globe Andrew.

This Globe will be visually busy, with the oceans predominating and red. On the seas will be battleships (as from the game of battle ships)

The land areas will be mainly black and white, belligerent, areas actually at war, experiencing famine, or the risk of famine and nuclear powers will be painted in as on a political globe and rendered as painted collages, representing newspaper cuttings images of suffering, war or revolt against repression.

Drawing on the film ‘Wargames’ where Professor Falcon had developed the unwinnable game “Thermonuclear War” and the film’ Dr Strangelove’ and its’ end phase, where the ‘Doomsday machine’ automatically responds to the unrecalled B52 launching its weapon on an insignificant tertiary target, by obliterating everything.

I will add to the outside of the previously painted globe coloured translucent lines arching proud off the surface to represent missile tracks.


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Dunlavin Arts Festival

A Sketch by Sarah Eva Manson ahead of the Dunlavin Festival of Arts this Weekend.

We will be there in the Corner House Gallery (The old post office) 7pm - 10pm Friday 15th June | 12pm - 5pm Saturday 16th June | 12pm - 5pm Sunday 17th June - Come say hi! See our new works - meet baby Böjin <3 We're really looking forward to it. There's a whole heap of activities for all the family in Dunlavin this weekend <3

Dunlavin Market House
14 x 21cm
Pen on Paper

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Dunlavin Arts Festival

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Repealed

This painting, made by Andrew Manson, was made in light of the Referendum to repeal the 8th amendment of abortion legislation in the Republic of Ireland.

We are delighted to stand for YES for a compassionate Ireland.

Ireland has come together to repeal. Together for yes, together we stand, united.

History has been made.

 

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Lost in the Living on DARLING BERLIN 

Nice piece about Lost in the Living on DARLING BERLIN | see the article here.

Well done Robert Manson

DARLING BERLIN stands for fresh and unusual independent films from the capital.

LOST IN THE LIVING
by Robert Manson
Following a young man, Oisín (Tadhg Murphy), who travels to the city with his band, buzzing with the potential of a troubled family life. Oisín meets Sabine (Aylin Tezel), a pretty young Berliner, who shows him the secret places that belong to the city. The band loose patience with him and move on and he decides to stay.

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