It has been my absolute pleasure to create this exclusive mixed-media textile artwork of the current Portrush Lifeboat, William Gordon Burr in order to raise funds for Portrush RNLI.
Founded in 1824 and powered primarily by donations, the RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. The first Portrush Lifeboat, Zelinda was installed in December 1860 and made Portrush the 109th Lifeboat Station established by the RNLI.
My re-creation of the William Gordon Burr incorporates a variety of media through collage, fusing, layering and embellishment with both machine and hand-stitching. The artwork comes fully framed at 36inches x 46inches (approx. 91cm x 116cm), and is currently on display in my gallery window at 61 Main Street, Portrush.
Fundraising will take the form of a silent auction with bids starting at £1,995. Bids may be made to the gallery in person or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The auction will end at 5:30pmon 31st August 2021.
Prints of the original artwork in various sizes are available to purchase directly from the gallery. Prices begin at £90 for an unframed print 50cm x 40cm or for £160 you can own a 50cm x 70cm print in a white, handcrafted frame. All prints include a donation to Portrush RNLI.
For more information please reach out via email, direct message on Instagram/Facebook or pop into the gallery which is currently open every day 10:00am - 5:30pm, except Sunday.
Thank you for your continued support and if you're placing a bid - good luck!