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Animation Art Show Exhibition & Auction 2018 27 Oct - 4 Nov 2018

The Ark is delighted to welcome back the Animation Art Show - an art exhibition and auction in aid of Irish children's charities.

The Animation Art Show is a family friendly exhibition and auction of artwork donated by animation professionals and students. The proceeds of the event will go directly to Irish children's charities. Since the first auction in 2012, the event has raised over €55, 000!!

Highlights in the 2018 exhibition include a limited edition fine art print from the Oscar nominated film The Breadwinner signed by director Nora Twomey (which would also include the option of a personalized message from Nora herself for the winning bidder) alongside an original hand-painted cel from Don Bluth's Thumbelina, two original painted cels from All Dogs go to Heaven signed by Animation Ireland chairperson, John Phelan, and an original hand painted cel from The Pebble and the Penguin.

Another interesting piece in the show will be a unique bronze sculpture based on the short film The Last Elk. The sculpture is a collaboration between Seán Forsyth and Brown Bag Films' co-founder Cathal Gaffney and is one of only 9 sculptures produced. Alongside these will be an intriguing mix of original paintings, sculptures, plush toys, and digital prints. You can see the complete auction catalogue here

Everyone is invited to pop in to The Ark and view the amazing artwork in the FREE exhibition over the mid-term break. If you see something that you like and you want to put in a bid, then come along to the auction on Sunday November 4th from 2pm- 6pm!

Pictures from the Animation Art Show 2016 at The Ark

The Auction...

"The Animation Art Show auction is the culmination of a four day event exhibiting work by animation artists and illustrators in a variety of media such as paintings, prints, sculptures, plush toys, animation cels and more! There will surely be something to suit everyone's taste! Every single cent raised on the day will go directly to our chosen charities, Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland and The Ark."

This FREE event is a great opportunity to support these fantastic charities and take home a unique piece of art. Everyone is invited to pop along and be a part of the exciting bidding-battles which will take place on November 4

Take a look at the 2016 Exhibition & Auction...