Lambay Whiskey announces online art auction ‘Lambay Unearthed’
Built out of Lambay Irish Whiskey’s appreciation of craft and the creative spirit that embodies Lambay Island, the company has announced its first artistic collaboration.
To launch Lambay Whiskey Single Malt 20 Year Old, Castle Prestige Edition, an art piece inspired by Lambay Irish Whiskey Company was commissioned with local Irish artist David Norton. David is an acclaimed photographer and artist who recently contributed to the 9/11 20th Anniversary Art Exhibition in the United States alongside Sean Scully, James Surls, and Hughie O’Donoghue.
Lambay Island, once a volcano, is a geological site of importance situated off the east coast of north county Dublin, Ireland. It is also a wildlife sanctuary and private family home of the Baring family since 1904. It is also home to Lambay porphyry rock, a distinctive and decorative stone, that is believed to be 500 million years old, and it is through this volcanic rock that Lambay’s water is filtered. The very water the company uses to bottle its whiskey.
David Norton photographed a slice of this porphyry rock – an area similar to the diameter of a 1 euro coin, or a US quarter. Using extreme close-up or macro photography and unearthed what lay within, fantastic colours and unique crystalline patterns. Reproduced at a size of 20 x 24 inches (508 x 610mm) for 10 limited edition prints.
These highly exclusive prints will be auctioned online by Lambay Whiskey on two consecutive dates 23-02-2023, starting at 7 pm GMT for Lot 1-4, then 24-02-23 @ 9.00 am GMT for Lot 5-9, and all buyers must pre-register on the brand’s website; https://www.lambaywhiskey.com/unlock-the-secrets-in-the-stone/ .
The public can bid to own this highly exclusive artwork. Winning bids will secure 1 of only 10 prints. 20% of the commission profit will go directly to the artist and 5% of every sale will support Birdwatch Ireland’s Bird Flu Appeal where the buyer becomes a certified member and helps aid the preservation of Lambay Island’s wildlife. Each print is signed, certified, and numbered by the artist and is packaged with a QR code sticker to attach to the framing.