and click HERE to see a gallery of the artworks to be auctioned

  • The draw will be presented online by The Complex, showing 30 works of art. These will be paintings, photographs, stills of performance art, and more.  At least five of these pieces are by well established artists whose work commands fees of over €5,000, such as Brian Maguire, Felicity Clear, Erin Quinn, John Cronin and Jacqueline O’Driscoll. All the works on offer are worth over €200.

  • People will be asked to buy a ticket online for €200. This will guarantee them one piece of the 30 works presented at the online viewing.

  • However, they will not find out which of the 30 pieces they have bought piece until they (or a proxy) attend a cocktail party at The Complex, Little Green Street, on the evening of Wednesday 16th December.

  • During the party, their name will be drawn out of a hat, revealing the piece that they have won.

  • A celebrity master of ceremonies will host the evening and tickets will be drawn by other well-known faces.

  • There will be an exhibition of all the works at The Complex in Little Green Street for two days before the auction. Members of the Public can come and view and buy a ticket on the spot, if any remain. All bids are equal and no favouritism will be shown.

  • A surprise auction will take place at the end of the party for a further 5 pieces.


All funds raised will go towards creating The Complex’s permanent new home in Little Green Street. Like our centre in Smithfield Square, it is a raw industrial warehouse, consisting of nine artist’s studios and a large open plan performance/exhibition space. We are raising funds for infrastructural work in the venue and to create an entrance on Little Mary Street.


The Complex is a multi-disciplinary arts movement, committed to transposing unoccupied sites into centres of professional arts practice. It makes its own original work in theatre, visual art, film, and young people’s theatre. It also programmes-in work across all mediums embracing music, dance, performance art and circus.  It is interested in work that is of a meaningful social value and therefore endeavours to create settings in spaces that dispense with barriers and partitions to allow accessibility and open engagement