To help us celebrate The Ark: '25 Years and Counting' and raise much needed funds for our Opportunities Fund, artist Fuchsia MacAree has created a special limited edition print of a new artwork, 'Like The Sun Coming Out', which is available to purchase now.
Depicting the post-zoo giddiness of the Phoenix Park Bandstand on a winter's day, Like The Sun Coming Out was commissioned for our upcoming Winter Light exhibition, and has been designed especially with children in mind. The piece is inspired by trips to the park and the rare and precious glimpses of sunlight we get during the colder time of year. The original work was designed digitally, then been hand-painted with certain sections in light-sensitive photochromic paint. When the sun hits the painting, the image slowly changes, turning from a cold and grey day into a sunny one!
Now, we have made just 25 prints of this sunny artwork, with each limited edition print individually and lovingly signed by the artist, Fuchsia McAree. Like The Sun Coming Out will make a perfect addition to any room where you'd like to add a hint of colour and joy, or a beautiful gift for a loved one!
When you purchase one of these special limited edition prints, all profits will be used to support our Opportunities Fund, helping us reach even more children from all backgrounds whose access to arts and culture has become even more limited by Covid-19 restrictions. By supporting, you enable our vision of a society where all children have an equal right to a playful, happy and imaginative childhood. Each print purchased will help ensure every child's right to art and culture in 2021 and beyond.
We are so thankful to Fuchsia MacAree for supporting us with this gorgeous print. Be sure to come along to Winter Light to see the original work in person or check out our virtual video tour of the exhibition coming soon...
Title: Like The Sun Coming Out
Artist: Fuchsia MacAree
Format: 40x40cm archival pigment print on cotton rag 308gsm,
Signed Edition of 25
Cost: €250 incl. postage and packaging within the Republic of Ireland.
(Last date for postage before Christmas is 17 December 2020. Orders placed after this date will be posted after 4 January 2021. For international postage an extra charge will apply. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to place an international order.)
Fuchsia MacAree is an artist and illustrator based in Dublin. She studied Visual Communication in NCAD, followed by a Masters in Illustration in Camberwell in London. She enjoys drawing quiet moments and Irish oddities. She draws on an iPad, using warm colours and simplified perspectives. Her work has ended up as large scale murals, screen prints, woodcuts, textiles, paintings and animations. She has exhibited and been published worldwide. In 2018 she illustrated the bestselling and award winning Great Irish Weather Book with Gill Books. https://macaree.ie/
The Ark's 25th birthday season is sponsored by BDO.