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  • Writer's pictureSibeal Riordan

Opening of "Svitlo" Limerick Artists for Ukraine fundraiser for the Irish Refugee council

Over 70 artists connected to Limerick have donated thousands of euro worth of work to raise funds for Ukrainian Refugees. 35 pieces will be auctioned on the 28th of April in the Limerick School of Art and Design and 40 pieces will be for direct sale. This will be at the exhibition and on their website and at LSAD from Wed 27th April with all funds going to the Irish Refugee Council.

Work by renowned artists including John Shinnors and Donald Teskey will be featured in the auction and exhibition but there is also an exciting array of work from established artists, many of whom are represented by galleries around the world, as well as from emerging artists and recent graduates.

According to one of the auction organisers, artist and former national teacher, Moya Ní Cheallaigh, “Through the appreciation and beauty of art we believe that we can offer both practical help and maybe a little light in the darkness to those dealing with the terrible devastation this war has visited upon them. This auction brings artists connected to Limerick and from many genres together in a collective creative response to raise much needed funds. We are overwhelmed by the positive response from artists who have contributed so freely and so generously, the technical team who have donated their services to bring this together, our sponsors and all who are giving their time and expertise in many different ways.”

The event will be called SVITLO the Ukrainian word for LIGHT and took place in The Gallery TUS Limerick School of Art and Design at 7.30pm on 28th April (with pre-viewing on April 27th from 4pm to 10pm and on April 28th from 10am to 6pm)

Images of the artwork and a full list of participating artists is available on

It was a wonderful opportunity to support those whose lives have been devastated by the war in Ukraine with 100% of the proceeds being donated to the Irish Refugee council

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