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
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
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.