ARTWORKS HAVE A GLOBAL GOAL
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