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Rebuilding Beirut with Pride – Auction Fundraiser

Alia Hamaoui, Scorcher, Plaster, tapestry mesh, paper, grout and MDF, 2019

Rebuilding Beirut with Pride recently announced their online art auction fundraiser, hosted by The Auction Collective. The timed auction runs until October 30th, and features artworks from a collection of Beirut and the UK’s finest emerging to mid-career contemporary artists, who have generously donated their artworks in support of the Humanitarian crisis in Lebanon.

Proceeds from the timed auction will be evenly distributed between three initiatives: Beit El Baraka (a charity supplying food, medical supplies and necessities), A Disaster Relief for Trans Community in Lebanon Fund and ARM Lebanon, an anti-Racism charity that supports Migrant Workers in the country.

Artists : Conor Ackhurst, Euphrosyne Andrews, Niccolo Binda, James Capper, Savannah du Quercy, Freya Edwards, Mira El Khalil, Jack Evans, Daniel Fletcher, Billy Fraser, Elliot Fox, Anna Gonzalez-Noguchi, Alia Hamaoui, Hannan Jones, Ted Le Swer, Hannah Lim, Luisa Me, Maia Magoga, FOCM, Angela Maasalu, Celeste McEvoy, Eleni Papazoglou, Jesse Pollock, Josie Rae Turnbull, Amba Sayal-Bennett, Rami Sabban, Nina Silverberg, Harley Weir, Rafal Zajko.

Rafal Zajko, Opening II (Double Flesh Flip Switch), Acrylic and resin components, pigment, 2020

The situation in Lebanon has been rapidly deteriorating since the 2020 Port Explosion and the country is on the brink of collapse due to a corrupt government. Throughout the country there are shortages of food, fuel, electricity, medical supplies, and necessities, with food prices rising a staggering 400% between January and December 2020 Lebanon’s annual inflation rate is now the highest in the world and 78% of the population is now estimated to be in poverty. For those who live in marginalised communities such as the LGBTQIA+ and migrant worker communities, access to support has become even more difficult.

The Rebuilding Beirut with Pride team are extremely grateful for the generous support from the artist community and those who are able to purchase an artwork.

The Rebuilding Beirut with Pride timed auction runs until October 30th via The Auction Collective.

Rami Bassil El-Sabban, Thawra (Revolution), Digital photograph on photographic paper, 2019

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