126 needs your help!!! As many of you know 126 is a not for Profit voluntary run organisation which aims to support and provide professional opportunities to our members. Every year we must fundraise for up to €14,000 to cover just the core costs of running the gallery from electricity and heat to repairs/upgrades and rent. This Christmas we invite our generous members to take part once again in 126’s week-long “Affordable Art, Christmas Market” from December 13th to 21st. The idea is to submit works of various scale, in any medium, no larger than 50cm x 50cm, so make something new or use an old piece. The Market will be anonymous and therefor it will only be revealed who the artist is once the piece has been sold. We are open to Christmas merchandise or craft works, please contact 126 to discuss this.
There are a few ways our members can support the fundraiser: 1) donate a piece to 126, 2) pay a €10 handling fee per piece and if sold 126 will not take any commission.
All works must be priced below €150, you may also submit up to 3 pieces. All sold works will be paid for and taken by the buyer at time of purchase.
We would be forever grateful to all those who take part, without our members 126 would not exist. When so many artist lead spaces which kicked off in the early 2000’s have over the years been forced to close or give up their premises’, 126 because of its members remains and in fact is stronger than ever. But like most arts organisations in Ireland we forever hang by a thread and it is fundraising events like this which allow us to keep the doors open.
Please submit works to 126 Artist run Gallery, 15 Saint Bridgets, Place Galway City,
Include in the postage Title, Artist name, Price, and which of the two options outlined above you wish to take, all work must be delivered on two drop days, December 5th and 6th, any work being posted should be securely wrapped and posted no later than December 1st to allow time to arrive and be hung. If choosing option 2 please pay the handling fee via the donate option on the website before delivery of work and notify 126 or if personally delivering work at the drop days bring it along then.
There will be a Social event to celebrate the year with the 126 team, our members and supporters which will launch the Christmas Market fundraiser on the 13th of December from 6 - 9pm with music and refreshments.