Joseph Pearce bar hosts top-notch art exhibition and auction for Barnardo’s Scotland

Time is running out to view or bid for an original or limited edition piece of artwork produced by Scottish and UK-based artists!

On 30 November Joseph Pearce’s Bar in Edinburgh will hold an art exhibition and auction to raise funds for children’s charity Barnardo’s Scotland.

Among those exhibiting are Arron Lindsay, featured on Saatchi Online, Japanese illustrator Ryoko Tamura, graphic designers Wet Yeti, and Glaswegian photographer Neil Macmillan.

‘Until the Long Shadow Fades’, a mixed media artwork created by Mike Inglis, Pete Martin, Rachel Levine, Kirsty Whiten, Skint, Fraser Gray, and Martin McGuinness in 2009, has been hanging in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and was kindly donated to the Leith exhibition by Shawn Coulman.

More than 52 pieces will be auctioned off over the course of one evening, including artworks, jewellery and boutique fashion, and the silent bids have already started rolling in.

You can view and bid for art across a variety of styles, with proceeds going to Barnardo’s Scotland’s RAFT project, which provides residential care and support for primary-aged children who have experienced multiple placement breakdowns. Children from RAFT have also created their own artworks, which is proudly displayed alongside professional and budding artists.

Anna Christopherson, the businesswoman behind Joseph Pearce’s and sister bars, Boda, Sofi’s and Victoria said:- “The RAFT project does an amazing job helping the kids staying there, and since I have my own kids I know how important it is that children get support, encouragement and care. It feels great to be able to do something to help them and over 50 artists and 25 local businesses have donated to raise money for RAFT project!”

Nigel Beal, RAFT service manager said: “We’re really excited about linking up again with Anna of Pearce’s Café bar to raise money for the service. The children can’t wait to take up their offer of having lunch at the Café bar and for them to see their pictures up on the wall along with the other artists. I remember last time they got a really great boost from the event, and we used the proceeds to take the children away on a special summer holiday – we hope to do the same again.”

Barnardo’s Scotland are extremely grateful to Anna, the talented artists, and Edinburgh’s local businesses for their support and donated prize draws, including a £50 voucher at Kitchin, a magnum bottle of Roederer Champagne, a free golfing session, and £50 worth of free house cleaning!

For more information about the art exhibition and auction or Barnardo’s Scotland please contact Community Fundraising Volunteer Manager, Jonathan Ogilvie on Tel: 0131 334 9893, or Mobile: 07827881451, or Email Jonathan Ogilvie