- 12 Nov 19
Bidding is now open on numerous Irish art pieces, created specially to be auctioned off in support of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.
Well-known Irish artists including Joe Caslin and Fatti Burke have shown their support to the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) by donating pieces of their artwork to the charity as part of an exhibition and online auction to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.
Artists taking part in the auction include graphic designer and illustrator Conor Merriman, artist and social activist Joe Caslin, Amsterdam-based illustrator Fatti Burke, and illustrator Jacky Sheridan.
Each has conceptualised a piece that depicts hope, a theme the DRCC aims to evoke throughout Irish society following their conference last Thursday where the works were revealed.
Bids can be made here with the auction closing on 21 November and all proceeds going directly to the DRCC.
Dublin Rape Crisis Centre aims to prevent the harm and heal the trauma of rape and sexual abuse. For 40 years, it has provided crisis counselling and long-term therapy to adult women and men who have experienced rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. Its services include a national 24-hour helpline, face-to-face counselling, Garda & court accompaniment and training programmes. In addition, they engage in policy interventions and public awareness campaigns.
If you or anyone you know needs to contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, it operates a National helpline at 1800 77 8888 which is open 24 hours a day and further information is available here.
Featured Artwork: I Couldn't Say No by Joe Caslin.