About Art off the Rock

SCOTLAND’S leading artists donate work to Arts Charity fundraiser

Sponsored by Smith and Williamson and Bell Ingram

Sunday 2th November, 6.00 – 9.00pm

Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling, Bridge of Allan, Stirling 

A dazzling occasion with original work by some of Scotland’s leading artists and its best emerging talent; a unique opportunity that attracts intense speculation. Be prepared to compete – bidding is fast and furious!

Artlink Central is delighted to announce its 9th biennial fundraising gala Art off the Rock to be held on Sunday 2nd November at the Pathfoot Building at the University of Stirling.  

Art Off The Rock has become a prestigious event on the arts calendar, showcasing some of the best of Scottish art. This year’s auction, generously curated by artists Lesley Banks, Lesley Anne Derks and Jacqueline Marr,  will include work by:

Catriona Campbell, Barbara Rae, Kate Downie, Lesley Banks, June Carey, Graham Stewart, Hilary Barker, Roy Petrie, Frank To, George Gilbert, Jack Knox, Jacqueline Marr, Lesley Anne Derks and many others of note.

The event also features the Anonymous Postcard Sale featuring work by hundreds of artists. This is a fun and frenzied part of the evening where guests have the opportunity to frantically purchase the work that most appeals at the sounding of a bell. Competition is fierce to grab a small work by a big-name artist, or just pick up a lovely unique artwork.

Art Off The Rock attracts an audience of around 400 including long-term supporters, collectors and members of the arts community. The event raises crucial funds for the delivery of innovative arts programs to adults and children who experience learning disabilities, mental illness or social exclusion.

Special Guest at the event will be Artlink Central’s Patron and Children’s Laureate, Julia Donaldson.

In Julia’s words:

‘Art Off the Rock is a wonderful and festive event, raising money for Artlink Central in the most enjoyable way imaginable. As well as the excitement of the auction of works of art by well known Scottish artists, there are pillars plastered in intriguing postcards, stalls full of artistic Christmas presents, and good food, drink and company. I am still totally in love with the ceramic zebra which I successfully bid for in 2008 and which now graces my hall table.”

Who do Artlink Central work with?     

Adults and children with learning disabilities, dementia, mental health issues and from excluded communities across central Scotland.

What do we do?      

Provide access to high quality and challenging art programmes in hospitals, schools, prisons, at our premises in Stirling and at numerous outreach venues. Last year Artlink engaged around sixty professional artists to deliver its programs to well over two thousand participants.

Tickets limited. Available from Artlink Central tel: 01786 450971 or info@artlinkcentral.org

Further info: Fiona Taylor, Development Officer, Artlink Central  

Email: fiona@artlinkcentral.org,

Tel: 01786 450 971, 07515 168224


Registered Scottish Charity No: SC0 08158

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Artlink Central | Stirling Old Town Jail, Saint John's Street, FK8 1EA
Telephone: 01786 450971 | Email: info@artlinkcentral.org
Registered Scottish Charity No. SC008158