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RNLI Charity Auction

Posted on June 01, 2018 by Amy Christie | 0 comments

Two Artists, a Gallery and a Lifeboat!

 

Nope! It’s not the title of an emerging art house film, but our fundraising project to coincide with Dunbar’s annual Lifeboat Day.

 

Here at the Found Gallery in Dunbar, we showcase work by many talented artists who are inspired by the British coast. Two of our favourites, are busy creating RNLI themed pieces for our forthcoming charity auction.

 

Suffolk born artists Seth Draper and Joe Lawrence have joined up with Found to offer an exclusive chance to bid on their Lifeboat inspired creations. Both artists and the gallery will be donating 50% of the proceeds of their work to the RNLI station in Dunbar.

 

A previous work by Seth which was auctioned for RNLI in Wales

Joe, a ceramic artist who lives in Suffolk will be showing his amazing ability to capture the character of a rugged lifeboat man in ceramic, something which he usually does with great skill to fishermen and beachcombers alike.

 

Seth, a mixed media sculptor, uses found and recycled objects to create his masterpieces will be creating a Lifeboat sculpture to accompany the lifeboat man. Both pieces will be auctioned separately to coincide with the RNLI Dunbar Lifeboat Day on July 14th 2018.

 

The Found Gallery will be hosting and supporting this auction and will have a craft-filled day of fun for the whole family in our beautiful harbor town, as well as our seasonal offering of British Arts and Crafts.

 

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. Lifeboats have been launching from Dunbar harbour for over 200 years and provide, an on call, 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service. The Dunbar station operates two lifeboats – an inshore D class and an all-weather Trent class lifeboat. The dedicated crew, provide a lifesaving service using volunteers wherever possible, with voluntary donations supplying the funds needed to do so. And so, it seemed most fitting that our charity auction - by two artists and a gallery - support the Dunbar Lifeboat.

 

Bids will need to be submitted to them via phone, email or in person at the Found Gallery, 84 High Street, Dunbar, EH42 1JH.

www.thefoundgallery.co.uk

Details to follow and for more information please contact the gallery on 01368 863030, or Amy direct on amy@thefoundgallery.co.uk

 

 

 

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