15 May 2015
A limited edition print by renowned illustrator Ralph Steadman, who starred alongside Johnny Depp in a documentary about his life, is being offered in a prize draw at an Aberdeen art show.
The Minotaur print was donated to Macmillan Cancer Support’s Mark Making art show by Aberdeen-based Peacock Visual Arts. Macmillan has teamed up with local art agency SMART to bring the event to the Granite City following successful events in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
On Friday 8 May around 200 visitors at the show’s preview will have a chance to win the signed print – one of a limited edition of 24 published by Peacock in March.
In addition to the Picasso-inspired etching by Steadman, who also designed the Blu-ray cases for TV series Breaking Bad, around 150 pieces will be on sale at the art show which runs from 9-30 May.
They include artwork selected from an open call as well as those from invited artists and prints from Peacock, ranging in price from £40-£5,000.
An original oil painting by Aberdeen artist Barry McGlashan is one of four items being offered in a silent auction, which also includes the opportunity to have your portrait painted by Mark McCracken or spend the day with jewellery designer Anne Marquiss or ceramist Hilary Duncan.
McGlashan, who donated his painting Call Me Ishmael to the exhibition, said: ‘I was delighted to be asked by SMART to donate this painting for what is an exceptionally worthy cause. I do hope the funds raised from the auction will go a long way in assisting Macmillan in carrying out their excellent work which means so much to so many.’
Jennifer Mitchell, Macmillan’s Senior Fundraising Manager in the north of Scotland, said: ‘We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has supported this show so generously. We have some amazing works on offer, including paintings, jewellery and ceramics, and we hope that people will come along and dig deep for Macmillan.
‘Without events like these Macmillan could not provide the wide range of vital services it does. The money that is raised from the show will allow us to continue providing the much needed emotional, practical and financial support to people when they need it most.’
Sally Reaper, Creative Director of SMART, said: ‘This is a unique way to support the hugely worthwhile work of Macmillan while at the same time supporting the local creative sector.’
The art show is being held at 9 East Terrace (entry via outdoor carpark), Union Square, Aberdeen. It is open May 9 - 30 Thursday to Sunday, 12-4pm.
For more information about the show call SMART on 01224 561977 or visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/502702013201129/