Manchester Art Red

Japan Art Auction


By David Milligan-Croft, Creative Director / Strategist / Writer

March 21, 2011 | 3 min read

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I’m organizing an Art Exhibition / Auction to raise funds for the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

So far, just over 40 artists from the UK, Ireland, USA, France, Norway and Japan have very generously pledged to donate work. Ranging from photographers, illustrators, designers, writers, ceramic artists and even art directors! (Though, they’ll probably ask for a deadline extension.)

Samsi Japanese Restaurant is very kindly providing canapés and drinks.

It’s on Thursday 7th April, 6.30pm – 8.30pm at Studio Manchester which has been provided courtesy of Jonathan Oakes.

Tickets will cost a tenner but that will include automatic entry into a Prize Draw for one of the works of art. (Not to mention the free food and drink.)

100% of proceeds will be donated to the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal.

If you’d like to come along drop me a line either on here or at: or email me at:

We’ve all seen the images of houses smashed like matchwood and metal twisted like plasticine but it isn’t about that. It’s about the people who are left behind to pick up the pieces.

Personally, it’s the worst natural disaster I’ve ever witnessed. I know the recession is biting and none of us have as much disposable income as we used to. But it could be worse! It’d be great if we could show the people of Japan that even though we’re thousands of miles away we can still help.

So please, come along, and do what you can to help. But numbers are limited so get in touch first for a ticket.

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