Monday, November 19, 2012

Secret Art

Art Attack: 1. Lisa Fitzpatrick and Adi Roche; 2. Sile Seoige and Ryan Tubridy. (Pix. Brian McEvoy)

The Chernobyl Children's Secret Art Campaign is an exhibition of work by national and international celebrities as well as students from the prestigious art college NCAD.  The launch took place at The RHA Gallery in Ely Place Dublin, with the show running from November 21st -25th 2012. 

All artists were given paintings materials and a board and were let loose to be as creative and innovative as they could, with one catch - the front of the art must remain anonymous.  Famous celebrities and artists include; international designer John Rocha, REM singer Michael Stipe, Spice Girl Mel C, renowned artist  Guggi, chart-topper Ed Sheeran and Red Hot Chilli Pepper drummer Chad Smith …. to name but a few!

The exhibition will begin on Wednesday November 21st when there will be a big gallery opening. This will be attended by some of the celebrity artists and all of the invite-only guests will have an exclusive opportunity to view paintings and have the chance to purchase. All pictures will retail at the same price of €150 and lucky buyers may either get a celebrity picture or an art students or a famous artist’s painting – luck of the draw!

The exhibition will then run until Sunday the 25th during which time the public can view the display and purchase remaining paintings.