Achieving Art 4 The fourth Achieving Art, an annual exhibition & sale in aid of Saplings School, opens next week in The Bernard Shaw Bar.

The fourth Achieving Art, the annual exhibition & sale in aid of Saplings School, opens next Thursday in The Bernard Shaw Bar.

ACHIEVING ART – EXPO & SALE No.4

ARTISTS FOR AUTISM
In Aid of Saplings School for Autistic Kids, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, Ireland.

Music on the night comes from DJ’s Eamonn Doyle (D1/DEAF), Paul Grant (Power FM), Alan Holland.
Thursday 8th July / 6.30pm til 10pm
The Bernard Shaw Bar – 12 South Richmond Street, Portobello, D2

Now in its 4th year, Dublin’s favourite annual charitable art expo & sale ‘Achieving Art’ is back!
We will raise funds by selling artworks so kindly donated by over 80 Irish artists in the fields of Contemporary Art: Print, Photography, Sketches, Street Art & Sculpture. This is a great opportunity to help a worthy charity while picking up an original print for your home or as a gift from Ireland’s leading young artists.
100% of profits go toward funding the Saplings School for Autistic Children in Rathfarnham, a vital service for the children & families affected by autism. Over the past 3 years we’ve raised 35k & your purchase donation will help raise more funds towards a Speech and Language Therapist and Occupational therapist for kids who desperately require this care.

DONATING ARTISTS 2010:
Sinead Ni Mhaonaigh, Aidan Kelly, Maser, Scott Burnett, Tom Matthews, Shane Sutton, Rich Gilligan, Aisling Farinella, Eamonn Doyle, Malcolm McGettigan, David Wall, Synth Eastwood, Kathryn Maguire, Paul Grant, Gala Tomasso, JOR, Diarmuid Slattery, Andrew Keogh, Conor & David, Richard Hearns, Asbestos, Rask, Deadlydaisy, kvlr, Annie West, Fiction, Turtlehead, I Love Lamp, Ladylokibee, Qsiel, Shaire Productions, Ar Strae, Psychbloke, Kubefoes, Fink, Mike Egan, Phillip Kennedy, Discipline1972, Eleanor McCaughey, Kieran Hynes, Killian Dunne, Idealtastic, Nerd, Ciah-Ciah, Jaxiejax*’s, Akacrap, Rachel Smiths, Tanyamac, Studio Seventy Seven, New Graphic, Aideen Waters, Dona Stankune…..plus many more to be announced.

All pieces on sale will be framed / prices range from €50 to €4,500 / first come first served!

THE ISSUE
“The families of the 24 kids in Saplings have to raise €14,000 per month just to keep the school running,” says Colm O’Snodaigh of Kíla. Achieving Art is an acknowledgement of people overcoming challenges – a celebration of kids with autism, their families, and the inspirational work that goes on in schools like Saplings.”

“Saplings has been a life-saver for my five-year-old nephew Caoimh and his family,” says organiser, Geraldine Murphy. “The education Caoimh gets there is a lot more important than learning your ABCs. It’s teaching him how to communicate even though he can’t talk, to share in family life and relationships, and to cope with everyday situations – like going to his brother’s school concerts – that he’d find unbearably difficult otherwise.”

Caoimh’s dad, Dara Connolly says: “Caoimh used to be in a state of confusion, terror and frustration a lot of the time. He was incredibly frustrated and destructive and would often bite people. But with the help of Saplings, we’ve seen him blossom into a loving, gentle little boy who’s waking up to the world. Now he’s learning and developing all the time, and we’re really seeing his potential. I dread to think what would have happened to Caoimh without this very special education. It’s enabling him to live at home with the people who love him, instead of in residential care.”

Saplings School Ltd is a registered charity. Registered Charity No. CHY 14453. For more on Saplings School, visit www.saplings.org & http://saplingsrathfarnham.blogspot.com/

Facebook link to art images: http://www.facebook.com/photos.php?id=567575758

Achieving Art 4