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ArT 4 Refugees
Artwork Auction to Raise Funds for Refugee Crisis.
From 5-8 November 2015, A4 Sounds and Paper Panther will host an art exhibition and auction in aid of the current refugee crisis with proceeds going to Global Giving to support refugees.
The UN Refugee Agency estimates that more than 4 million people, half of whom are children, have fled Syria to neighbouring countries, and 7.4 million people are displaced internally within Syria. The crisis is the worst the world has seen in over twenty years and the need for refugee support is dire.
At this critical point with refugees facing a winter that is predicted to be one of the worst on record, A4 Sounds and Paper Panther put a call out for artists to donate time and work and over thirty artists have responded.
Eimhin McNamara, one of the founding members of Paper Panther, an award-winning group of animators who come together to develop and create short films, commercials, TV series and workshops, developed the idea for the Artwork Auction to raise funds for the refugee crisis. Once the initial shape of the project was defined, Eimhin brought the idea to A4 Sounds, the arts organisation and space where Paper Panther are based, who immediately came on board as collaborators, providing a venue, event management and carpentry services to set up the exhibition space.
Speaking about the auction, Eimhin said: “With A4’s Art 4 Refugees show we hope to not only raise funds through the creation of artwork but also to create a human connection, closing the distance between the idea of ‘them’ and ‘us’ and help build a more open and caring world community.”
About the Artwork
There will be a wide variety of work to bid on, with over thirty artists already committed to the project from a mixture of animators, illustrators, graphic designers, art directors, fine artists, sculptors, photographers and conceptual artists
There is a Facebook page for the auction, which provides news and showcases the participating artists work: A4’s Art 4 Refugees – https://www.facebook.com/events/402705623260563/407252966139162/
Opening night: Thursday 5th of November 19:00
Exhibition open to the public: Friday 6th & Saturday the 7th of November 10:00 – 20:00
Auction: Sunday 8th of November 13:00 – 17:00
All proceeds going towards Global Giving’s Syrian Refugee Relief fund.
For further information contact: Eimhin McNamara, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Mobile: 0879554718