Bidding begins at on-line art auction to aid Young People Guernsey

August 18th, 2012 by Livingroom

The entry deadline has now passed and bidding is underway for artwork submitted as part of the Living Art 2012 competition.

All funds raised through the online auction will go to YPG (Young People Guernsey) with an incredible £3,000 raised just hours from launching.

Young People Guernsey (YPG) is a Guernsey charity that identifies and responds to the needs of young people in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

YPG’s first project is a partnership with Barnardo’s, commissioning them to provide an information, advice and guidance centre in St. Peter Port for young people aged 11-16 years.

YPG’s objective is that all young people should be able to find confidential support and advice from the very best professionals.

Livingroom is hosting photographs of all of the creative submissions on their website.

The public are invited to register and place bids on the artwork with a dedicated, online gallery and intuitive bidding system.

The new creative competition, which launched in May 2012, called on Guernsey’s professional, amateur and budding artists to express their individual interpretation of the island.

Simon Torode, Livingroom Director, said “Living Art 2012 was designed to inspire as many Guernsey creatives as possible to share what living in the island means to them and, at the same time, raise money for YPG which will make a significant contribution to the well-being of young people in Guernsey.

“We have received close to 300 entries, ranging from professional artists based in Guernsey to local school children,” he said.

“The variety of submissions has been amazing from black and white and colour photographs of the Island’s beautiful scenery to paintings of traditional Guernsey cows from local youngsters.

“There really is a piece of artwork to satisfy every taste and it is wonderful to see the many individual expressions of Guernsey. I’m confident that they will make a welcome addition to the wall of any island home or office.”

The entry deadline for artwork submissions closed on Tuesday 31 July 2012.

Online bidding will continue until Monday 24 September 2012.

“We are urging all to spread the word about the online auction to their family, friends and colleagues in order to raise as much money as possible for YPG. The design of the website makes this easy as it allows viewers to share entries through social media channels to generate even more interest in the auction,” Simon Torode said.

As well as holding an online auction of the artwork, a panel of judges will make the final decision on the winners and the three winning artists will then be presented with their cash prizes on Friday 28 September 2012.

The competition is divided into three categories: 0-16 years, 16-21 and 21+.

Livingroom will donate cash prizes of £500, £500 and £1000, respectively, to the winning entries.


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