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Anonymous Art Auction

Anonymous Art Auction

An anonymous art exhibition and auction will be held on the 26th November at Tribeton venue, Galway. This exciting event will see the works of over 25 artists anonymously exhibited then auctioned off, only after the hammer comes down will the artist be revealed! Works from established as well as amateur artists have been donated and all proceeds will go to Galway based dog rescue charity MADRA. Paintings have been kindly donated by some big names in the art world with Margo Banks, Padraig Mc Caul, Deirdre Walsh, Marissa Weatherhead, Tomas O Maoldomhnaigh, Martina Furlong and Kate Beagan (to name a few!) all submitting work, some with values up to a thousand euro.

MADRA spokesperson Katie-May North says “the event is free and open to everyone, the exhibition will be open from 4pm and people are welcome to come and see the wonderful art on display before deciding whether they might like to make a bid on any of the pieces.” She explains, “the artists involved have all submitted canvasses signed only on the reverse so the works showcased will be kept anonymous until the hammer comes down”. The auction will begin at 6pm and will be a fantastic opportunity for art and dog lovers alike to pick up some wonderful paintings at a good price whilst also supporting MADRA.

Ms North tells us “There will also be one very special painting up for auction that was kindly donated by Ann Mooney, one of our longstanding MADRA supporters”. The painting is a large framed watercolour by Ann’s father the late Derek Biddulph. Originally from Dublin, Biddulph moved to Galway where he remained for over forty years, spending many years of his career sketching, painting and photographing the beautiful sights and scenes of Galway.

The exhibition is a free event with everyone welcome so why not come along and enjoy a glass of wine while perusing some brilliant art work in the boldly-designed monumental space that is Tribeton.

An online catalogue will be available to view in advance of the event and over the phone bidding will be available on the evening. For more information on this please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mission Statement

MADRA is a Connemara based dog rescue & re-homing facility whose ultimate and overall aim is to ensure that all dogs have permanent, loving homes. MADRA works to educate members of the general public to have a responsible attitude towards dogs and their welfare and to help create a world where no healthy, good-natured dogs are killed merely because they are considered to be a surplus number.

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