Following the success of their ‘Wild’ event in Portimão, Portugal in September, the charity that is saving endangered animals through music – Music Against Animal Cruelty – can now look back on another extremely successful event. On Sunday, October 6th 2019, MAAC, alongside artist and activist Robyn Ward and Sabina Ibiza hosted an exclusive art auction with Robyn’s iconic ‘Plastic Nation’ collection.
The auction took place at the lavish and stunning Sabina Ibiza located in the heart of the island. The 210 attending guests were treated to exclusive sets by some of the world’s most in-demand DJs, including MAAC ambassador Lauren Lane and guest performances from MK and Senzela. BBC’s Bargain Hunt TV expert & International auctioneer Richard Madley, auctioned off pieces of Irish artist Robyn Ward’s thought provoking ‘Plastic Nation’ collection. Dedicating a year of his life and work to the cause, each piece of the collection’s market value sits at approximately $20,000, raising a remarkable amount of money for the charity. The proceeds from the ‘Plastic Nation’ auction will be disseminated between two causes, and these will be determined by followers and friends of MAAC and their ambassadors through online voting via social media. The five wildlife missions shortlisted causes are:
1. Stopping the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China.
2. Safeguarding the critically endangered Gorilla of Central Africa.
3. Protecting the Orangutan from deforestation and extinction.
4. Preserving the last Snow Leopards of the Eastern Himalaya.
5. Fight against the illegal trade of tiger bone in Asia.