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    An Australian artist has found a singular way of expressing his appreciation to medics and paramedics in Cork. Proceeds from the sale of an artwork by west Cork based artist John Kelly at Sotheby’s Irish art sale in London on September 9 will go the the Cork University Hospital Charity and the west Cork Rapid Response Unit. “Having lived for 17 years in this beautiful, if somewhat remote, part of the world as a healthy and robust person I became acutely aware of both the fragility of life and the vulnerability that comes with living in a rural environment” the artist explained. “In August 2018 I collapsed and would have died if it hadn’t been for the combined response of my wonderful family and local friends, the medical ‘rapid responders’, the ambulance service, and extraordinary care offered by medics and staff at Cork University Hospital.”

    The painting of Castlehaven Harbour from Ceim Hill is lot number 56 at Sothebys and has an estimate of £5,000-£7,000. 

    John Kelly – Castlehaven. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £10,710

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