From limited edition Rovers Return tiles from the old Coronation Street to work by the renowned Manchester photographer/artist, Paul Wolfgang Webster, in response to the #WeStandTogether Manchester fund, Art Battle Manchester will be staging a huge online art auction this week, which will culminate on Sunday 4 June at 8pm.
Artists from Manchester and beyond have come together to raise money for the families of those killed and injured in the horrific attack last week.
They have all kindly donated a piece of work each, with 100% proceeds from the auction going towards the Manchester Evening News fundraising page.
The art auction is the brainchild of Scarlet Nieschmidt, a local artist based in the city centre, who contacted Art Battle Manchester’s co-founder, John MacCaulay. Scarlet explains:
“I was absolutely devastated about the attack on my home town. I just felt like there was nothing I could do to help and it was heartbreaking. Then I did what I always do when things are tough, I took refuge in my little art world. I came up with the auction idea and approached Art Battle Manchester, who promoted it through their network of artists. The generosity of everyone has been so overwhelming – I just hope we can make a difference.”
There is a wide range of artworks up for grabs – from limited edition Rovers Return tiles from the old Coronation Street to work by the renowned Manchester photographer/artist, Paul Wolfgang Webster. It is simply a great opportunity to own a beautiful, original piece of art, whilst helping an important cause.
With over 100 unique art pieces, this is going to the most colossal art auction ever seen in Manchester.
The Manchester Art Auction starts tonight at 8pm tonight (Tuesday 30 May) for 5 days – using eBay so people can bid from across the world. The auction finishes at 8pm on Sunday 4 June.
For the full listings, please see the website: https://www.scarlet.rocks/charity-auction