Northern Irish photographer Clare Galllagher recently sold an image to the Gift Of Gift Of program.
Gift of Gift of’s mission is to offer young art patrons an egalitarian opportunity to impact large collecting institutions and to aid emerging artists at a critical point in their careers.
Each year Gift of Gift of organizes an event in which photographs are exhibited for the consideration of collective purchase, to be offered as a donation to a major collecting institution. Event attendees receive a set number of votes with the purchase of event tickets. Attendees then vote on which of the exhibited artworks they think should become part of a museum’s permanent collection. Those artworks with the highest number of votes will be purchased with the pooled funds.
Clare earned a MFA Photography with Distinction at University of Ulster,Belfast, during 2009-2011. She has exhibited in Belfast, Dublin, Montpellier, London, New York and Houston and will be shown later this year in Bratislava and Delhi. She is also a shortlisted artist for Saatchi’s New Sensations 2011.
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