Local amateur artists donate works for Pilot’s Row auction

One of the pieces to be auctioned
One of the pieces to be auctioned

Hundreds of pieces of art work by local people will go under the hammer in a charity auction in Derry next month.

Amateur artists and crafters have been donating pieces of their work to Eden Place Arts Centre in Pilot’s Row ahead of the auction on Wednesday, December 2.

One of the pieces to be auctioned

One of the pieces to be auctioned

Eden Arts is an arts centre and gallery on Rossville Street in the heart of the Bogside, which offers a variety of courses and shows for local people.

The charity said the auction will be a unique opportunity to buy original works of art and to help promote artists in the local community.

Among the art works will be handed crafted stained glass pieces, sculpture and textiles as well as a diverse range of paintings and other unique examples of the city and region’s artistic talent.

A spokesperson said: “Like all arts organisations we exist in uncertain times and are constantly on the search for new funding sources.

“The Art Auction is taking place, not only to promote our local artists but also as a means of fund-raising and we are delighted so many have donated their works of art for this event.”

Describing the work undertaken by Eden, the spokesperson added:

“People of all age groups come together to develop their creative talents and to share their skills with each other.

“Young and old exchange ideas and learn from each other under the expert guidance of the class tutors. For many it is a weekly event to look forward to and the benefit to the wellbeing of the community through engagement in the arts is priceless.”

One of the pieces to be auctioned

One of the pieces to be auctioned

All works can be viewed prior to the auction at Eden Place Arts Centre in Pilots Row Community Centre on November 30, December 1 and 2 from 10am to 2pm.

The Auction will take place at 6.30pm on Wednesday, December 2.

A selection of items can be seen on Eden Place Arts Centre Facebook page.

Eden Place Arts runs aert skills and crafts programmes for local people across a range of mediums at affordable prices.

Weekly courses offered at Pilot’s Row include Quilt Making, Sewing and a Camera Club. There are also courses in Pottery, Wood Sculpture, Recreational Art, Black & White Darkroom Photography, Stained Glass and Diigtal Photography for Beginners and Arty IDeas for Kids.

For more information on the auction contact Judi on 71 269418 or email : judi_edenplaceartscentre@yahoo.co.uk.