A very crowded Leaf Cafe last night for the annual art auction by Arena Studios. Its was great fun with auctioneer Paul O’Keeffe as good as ever, making himself heard despite the rather noisey crowd and extracting good prices. A few artworks failed to reach their reserve prices.
We tried really hard to buy a lovely work by Roisin Hyland but dropped out when the price reached £200. First time ever I’ve come away from an arena auction empty-handed.
Pictured below is our friend Neil who decided to make the initial bid of £10 on every single lot and eventually ended up with 1 picture.