Limerick artists respond creatively to war in Ukraine

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Moya Ní Cheallaigh, one of the organisers of the fundraising auction

MORE than 70 artists connected to Limerick have donated thousands of euro worth of work to raise funds for Ukrainian Refugees.

35 pieces will be auctioned on April 28 in the Limerick School of Art and Design and 40 pieces will be for direct sale.

Work by renowned artists including Donald Teskey and John Shinnors  will be featured in the auction and exhibition but there is also an exciting array of work from established artists from the locality, many of whom are represented by galleries around the world, as well as from emerging artists and recent graduates.

According to one of the auction organisers, artist and former national teacher, Moya Ní Cheallaigh, “Through the appreciation and beauty of art we believe that we can offer both practical help and maybe a little light in the darkness to those dealing with the terrible devastation this war has visited upon them.

“This auction brings artists connected to Limerick and from many genres together in a collective creative response to raise much needed funds. We are overwhelmed by the positive response from artists who have contributed so freely and so generously, the technical team who have donated their services to bring this together, our sponsors and all who are giving their time and expertise in many different ways.”

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The event will be called SVITLO the Ukrainian word for LIGHT and will take place in The Gallery TUS Limerick School of Art and Design at 7.30pm on Thursday April 28 with pre-viewing on April 27 from 4.30pm to 9pm and on April 28 from 10am to 6pm. Images of the artwork and a full list of participating artists is available here