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FA­THER AND daugh­ter An­drew and Sarah Eva Man­son have teamed up for a new creative arts ini­tia­tive which aims to raise funds for in­ter­na­tional aid char­ity Goal Global.

The two artists are based at their own stu­dio in Red­cross and were in­vited to dec­o­rate two of the 100 globes which made up the ‘Goal What on Earth’ ven­ture, which ended up amass­ing €80,000.

One hun­dred blank, plain white globes mea­sur­ing 43cms in di­am­e­ter were newly de­signed by more than 100 artists, de­sign­ers, pub­lic fig­ures and celebri­ties. Their trans­for­ma­tion was doc­u­mented through­out this process all across so­cial me­dia us­ing #GOALWha­tonEarth.

Sarah was also asked to come on board to help with the of­fi­cial so­cial me­dia cam­paign and re­ally en­joyed the hus­tle and bus­tle that fol­lowed. She con­sulted closely and con­tin­u­ously with the cam­paign man­ager Dave South­ern and the PR team in Goal Global, as well as each in­di­vid­ual artist and venue host­ing team through­out this cam­paign.

‘It was a fast paced project and it was lovely get­ting to know each of the cre­ators di­rectly and each of the globes sto­ries deeply,’ said Sarah.

Her cre­ation was ti­tled ‘Ocean Hero’ and rep­re­sented the global strug­gle over our use of plas­tic and its im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment.

Ex­plain­ing what in­spired her, Sarah Eva said: ‘The Globe’s oceans are cov­ered with soft, sin­gle use plas­tic and painted with me­tal­lic paint. The tex­ture of the plas­tic be­ing im­por­tant, not the la­bels. The lay­ers of plas­tic rep­re­sent the pol­lu­tion in our oceans. We need to work to­gether to change this grow­ing prob­lem’.

An­drew’s globe is ti­tled ‘Not my World’. The curv­ing lines rep­re­sent just a frac­tion of the mis­sile flights in a first strike sce­nario. The oceans are de­picted red as they have the role of con­ceal­ing the weapons that have the short­est de­tec­tion times on de­ploy­ment.

The dec­o­rated globes were put on dis­play to form a se­ries of pub­lic art ex­hi­bi­tions which toured a num­ber of key cities through­out Ire­land, be­fore be­ing auc­tioned off in Novem­ber 2018 for Goal.

An­drew Man­son with two of the globes

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