SALE of ORIGINAL ARTS & CRAFTS
TO SAVE THE KELP!
SPRING 2021 (When Restrictions Allow, TBC)
AT THE BANTRY BAY HOTEL, BANTRY, WEST CORK
All artists and crafts people in West Cork and beyond are invited to use the current lockdown to get creative to Help the Kelp!
The Campaign to Protect the Native Kelp Forests of Bantry Bay will be holding a display and sale of art and craft works as soon as restrictions allow, with all donations going towards the cost of the on-going legal case to prevent the mechanical harvest of the Kelp Forest of Bantry Bay.
Everyone, including children, are encouraged to take part – there is no need to be a professional! Prices can start as low at €5, or be as high as €500 or more, pieces can be framed or unframed, and be of any subject.
Contributors are asked to drop off their work at Fast.net Print & Stationery, Bantry by 15 April 2021 or call 0858308918 to make an alternative arrangement. A label should be FIRMLY attached to the work stating the Artist or Craft person’s name and contact number (or anon if preferred) with the Title, Medium, Size and Price of the piece. Any work that is unsold can be returned to the artist at the end of the sale if desired.
More information about the Campaign
The Bantry Protect Our Native Kelp Forest campaign was formed in response to the granting of a licence to permit the mechanical harvesting of kelp forests in Bantry Bay, Cork. The licence to extract 1860 acres of Kelp seaweed was granted with no public consultation, no requirement for an Environmental Impact Assessment and inadequate advertising. Kelp forests are the foundation of many marine ecosystems, and members of the community were concerned about the detrimental effects to marine life, local business and tourism. As well as supporting an ongoing legal case which opposes the licence, the group actively takes part in citizen science surveys, beach cleans and is forming a snorkeling/scuba club.
For more information about the Art Display and Sale, please call Emily: 086 8879766
or Catherine: 085 8308918
For the Kelp Campaign visit www.bantrybaykelpforest.com