Outhouse LGBTQ+ Centre’s Arthouse auction is back!
Outhouse LGBTQ+ Centre is delighted to welcome back everybody to Arthouse, our annual fundraising art auction – a timed online auction of some of the best well-known and up-and-coming artists in Ireland and beyond.
Outhouse is a vibrant and safe space for LGBTQ+ people, communities, and organisations to connect, access support, campaign for rights, and experience culture.
Arthouse has been a vital lifeline to keep our doors open to support the growing needs of our beautifully diverse LGBTQ+ communities. The funds raised through Arthouse will ensure we can continue creating a space for all in our community to feel safe, seen, and celebrated, ensuring no one is left behind.
Arthouse 2023 will take place on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November.
HOW IT WORKS
Arthouse 2023 will operate as a timed online art auction, with all artworks divided across two separate auctions, either Day 1 or Day 2 of the live auction.
All artwork will be listed on the online auction platform for 2 weeks, and buyers will be able to place bids from that time until the final bids at the end of the live auction.
Final bids will start at:
- 3:00 PM on Saturday 4th November, and;
- 3:00 PM on Sunday 5th November.
Although the timed auction starts to close at 3:00 PM, it will take 1 minute per lot to close from the first lot onwards. You can bid right up until the final lot closes.
INFORMATION FOR BUYERS
If you are hoping to buy artwork through Arthouse 2023, please be sure to read our buyers guide for useful information on registration, how to participate, terms, and payment.
To avoid disappointment on the day of auction, please register early. You may not be verified to bid if you register on the day of the auction(s).
Arthouse showcases a wide range of affordable and investment artworks from a diverse selection of artists. Original paintings, limited edition prints, photography, textiles, and other 2D artworks will be available. Collectable artworks by renowned artists will be offered for auction in addition to many more covetable works.
50% / 50%
We know the artistic community in Ireland has been affected by the cost of living crisis, and an artist incurs many expenses in creating a piece of artwork. As always, our core belief is that we must all rally together and support one another.
We were delighted and extremely humbled by the generosity of so many of Ireland’s artists who contributed last year to make the auction a success.
RAISING VITAL FUNDS FOR OUTHOUSE
Arthouse began four years ago to raise funds for the reopening of the centre after the Covid-19 pandemic, and it has been a vital lifeline for Outhouse in the years since to keep our doors open for everyone in our LGBTQ+ communities.
Since 1997, Outhouse has provided a welcoming drop-in space, a community café, social and cultural events, support and advocacy services, a queer library, a theatre, meeting spaces, and much more.
Your donations and fundraising efforts will enable Outhouse to keep supporting the growing needs of our beautifully diverse LGBTQ+ communities. Safe and welcoming spaces are needed now more than ever, with a notable increase in violence against the LGBTQ+ community, a rise in transphobic and homophobic rhetoric across the media and online, and the disproportionate impact of issues like homelessness, poverty, and access to physical and mental healthcare on our community.
We continue to be humbled and grateful for the extraordinary generosity of so many artists like you who have contributed to making the Arthouse a success. We would not be here today without the remarkable support of these artists, the buyers, and our wider community. We strive to put every euro raised through Arthouse into the areas where they can have the greatest impact.
You can learn more about our roadmap for the future here.