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10th Anniversary Art Auction 2019


In June 2019 SCOOP will officially turn 10! And what better way to celebrate than to run a contemporary art auction of 100+ artworks in order to build a maternity clinic in Syria.

We are dedicating the event and project to our (Calvin and Andy’s) Mum Gaye Sweeney who was a life long nurse and who also came up with the acronym / name SCOOP (which originally stood for Saving Children Out Of Poverty). Mum sadly passed away in November 2011 from cancer but her altruistic nature and love of music / good times lives on in us and in SCOOP.

So it’s quite fitting that this is going to be our biggest event to date! It will stretch over 3 venues in fact, with a selection of artworks on show in the Powerscourt Townhouse throughout the month of April.

Then we have our official LAUNCH PARTY with the remaining 90+ artworks on show on Wednesday the 24th of April in The Copperhouse Gallery on Synge St just off Camden St in Dublin. This kicks off at 6pm.

The exhibition then runs for the following two days – the Thursday the 25th and the Friday the 26th of April.

Then Sunday the 28th of April is Auction Day! Taking place in the wonderful IVEAGH GARDEN HOTEL on Harcourt St in Dublin, the live auction starts 2pm sharp with registration / drinks available from 1pm.

Online bidding will also be available with Invaluable.com by searching Syrias Vibes on their website. Early registration is advised to avoid disappointment as bidders will all need to be approved.


The list of artists is absolutely mind blowing too. Here they all are in alphabetical order:


Adrienne M. Finnerty, Aidan Butler, Áine Macken, Alice Maher, Anita Groener, Annemarie Webb, Attracta Manson, Barbara Knezevic, Ben Readman, Bennie Reilly, Brian Ballard, Brian Cregan, Brian Gallagher, Brian Maguire, Brid Higgins Ni Chinneide, Catherine Bannon.


Cian McLoughlin, Conor Bereen, Conor Tiernan, Daniela Astone, Dave McDermott, David Magnier, Debbie Chapman, DECOY, Denise Nestor, Dominic Turner, DUDA, Eamon Colman, Eileen Ferguson, Emma Finucane, Emma Spence, Emma Stroude, Eoin McCormack, Esther Moliné, Felix Zaska, Francis Matthews, Gemma Best, Gintare Venckute, Gwen O’Dowd, Hazel Coonagh, Heidi Wickham, Jackie Hudon Lalor, James Kirwan.


Jesse Presley Jones,  Jim Fitzpatrick, Jo Cummins, Joby Hickey, John Nolan, Juliana Scodeler, Katarzyna Gajewska, Kate Beagan, Kevin Godley, Leah Hewson, Leo deFreyne, Leonora Neary, Lola Donoghue Louise Donnelly, Margo Banks, Mark Baker, Martin Redmond, Martina Flynn, Martina Furlong,  MASER, Morgan, Neal Grieg, Neil Smyth, Niamh O’Connor, Niamh O’Malley, Padraig McCaul, Paul ‘Poncho’ Byrne, Peter Bradley.

Peter Doyle, Peter McMahon, Petra Berntsson, Rachel Fallon, Ramon Kassam, Richard Hearns, Richard Seabrooke, Robert Mirolo, Ronan McGeough, Salvatore of Lucan, Sarah Eva Manson, Séan & Yvette, Shane O’Driscoll, Shane O’Malley, Shane Sutton, Steve McCarthy, Steve O’Connor, SUMS, Tag Beckett, Tim Goulding. Tinka Bechert, Tom Byrne, Vanessa Power, Will O’Kane, William Grace.