The Connor Brothers create prints to support fight against coronavirus in Dubai

Published: 28 April 2020 - 6:03 p.m.
By: Jane O'Neill
They sold an impressive 300 artworks in just 30 minutes to raise more than AED 342,000 for the UK's National Health Service.

Now artistic duo The Connor Brothers have created 21 commissionable English and Arabic artworks for the Middle East to be sold in an online exhibition.

They're going to donate 20 per cent of profits from artwork sales to the Community Solidarity Fund Against COVID-19, which was set up by the UAE's Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department to help blue-collar workers.

The pair decide to put their pop culture-inspired images up for sale after their exhibition for Art Dubai was put on hold because of the COVID-19 crisis.

James Golding, one half of The Connor Brothers, says “Afterthe huge success that we’ve had in the UK with our involvement in the Art for Heroes campaign, it felt right to continue with our Middle Eastern exhibition plans, and create special pieces to sell in the region. We hope to raise as much money as possible to help the region’s fight against COVID-19 with these pieces which will also mark the first time we’ve created works in Arabic.”

The exhibition is being organised by Jasper Hope, CEO of Proscenium Arts, and art consultancy West Contemporary.

Prices are available at www.proscenium-arts.com.

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