CELEBRITY ARTISTS HELP RAISE THOUSANDS FOR CHARITY ACTION MS
Major Public Figures Contribute to Take Art for Action MS Campaign
Action MS are celebrating today after hosting a successful 'Take Art for Action MS' live auction event at Titanic Belfast last night.
Dozens of celebrities, political leaders and sports people contributed sketches in support of the charity. Contributors included: Patrick Kielty; Prime Minister David Cameron; businessman Sean Quinn; Irish rugby captain Brian O'Driscoll; GAA legend Peter Canavan; and First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.
The main attraction was a still-life painting submitted by internationally acclaimed artist and Royal Ulster Academy academician Neil Shawcross which incorporated depictions of a number of the celebrity sketches. The piece entitled Still Life was snapped up for £5,500 on the night.
Action MS Chief Executive, Ann Walker, said:
“We are extremely grateful to all our celebrity contributors who generously gave up their valuable time to support the 'Take Art' campaign. The range of artwork included industrial landscapes, self-portraits and still life and the quality of talent on display in every individual piece has simply been a revelation. Bidding was extremely lively on the night and we're delighted with the overall response to our campaign.”
“The 'Take Art for Action MS' campaign has been almost two years in the making and it would not have been possible without the kindness and support of our staff, patrons, sponsors, celebrity artists and the public generally. Proceeds from the auction will make a vital contribution to our work in supporting those affected by multiple sclerosis.”
A number of limited edition prints based on artwork created exclusively for the campaign Neil Shawcross may be purchased at
or by contacting Action MS directly on 028 907 907 07.
roceeds from the campaign will be used to provide support services for people with multiple sclerosis and their families.
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