IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT OUR WORK CONTINUALLY, YOU CAN BECOME A MEMBER OF E.L.S.A.S SUPPORT GROUP BY PAYING A FEE OF DK 100,- PER YEAR. PLEASE CONTACT A MEMBER OF THE BOARD.
We are more than willing to appear before an audiance and give lectures, both about our projects in Ethiopia and about Ethiopia as a pivotal point for East Africa's historic and cultural developement. A lecture costs DKK 5.000, which all will be used in our projects.
If you remember E.L.S.A. in your will, you will give Ethiopian children a possibility to go to school which they might otherwise not have had.
If you want to leave an amount by will to our aid in Ethiopia, you will have to make a will or add our organisation to your present will.
To remember Etiopian children in your will is both considerate and noble. Your gift will be a valuable contribution to children who really need a better future.
Read about the artists
visits in Ethiopia
on this page
The most famous Etiopian artist Afewerk Tekle together with Gert Jensen and the Danish artist Lars Ravn.
Lars Ravn visits Afewerk Tekle in his studio.
Drawing by Lars Ravn: A black rabbit and a white rabbit with the Danish and the Etiopian flag.
The three Danish artists Birgitte Thorlacius, Frede Troelsen og Gunnar K. Hansen together with the local artist Mulugetta.
Birgitte Thorlacius at work.
Frede Troelsen, Mulugetta og Birgitte Thorlacius decorate a frieze.
One of Gunnar K. Hansens many paintings from Ethiopia.
Gunnar K. Hansen is busy decorating inside a building.
This wall painted by Gunnar K. Hansen describes The Blue Nile.
Etiye Dimma Poulsen was born in Ethiopia, but was adopted to Denmark as a child. Here she became an artist and has had exhibitions in many countries all over the world.
Etiye Diumma Poulsen og Gunnar Hansen besøger de studerende på Kunstakademiet i Addis Ababa.
The Kechene Childrens Home is inaugurated after the restauration. The Danish-Islandic artist Olafur Eliasson gets flowers from the children.
Gert Jensen and Olafur Eliasson in front of the newly restored childrens home.
The Danish artist Helle Thorborg stands with a red rose in her hand at an arrangement during her visit in Addis Ababa.
The German artist Thomas Demand with the Etiopian boy Bamelak.
Gert Jensen has during his many visits in Etiopia been in close contact with the Art Academy in Addis Ababa. Here he is together with Etiopian artists.
Gunnar K. Hansen gives a lecture at the Art Academy in Addis Ababa.
He had to use a sheet to show his slides. The art academy did not have a screen.
The artist Gunnar Hansen has made many things related to art during his visits in Ethiopia, but he has also got the time to go out in a straw boat om Lake Tana.
Steffan Herrik has painted one of his characteristic fabulous monsters called gumozos.
Steffan Herrik has decorated the beautiful sanitary building at the project in Bahir Dar.
Steffan Herrik also took his time to teach the children something about drawing.
Four Danish artists have taken part in the decoration of the school project in Bahir Dar. They are Gunnar K. Hansen, Steffan Herrik, Birgitte Thorlacius and the late Frede Troelsen.
Especially Gunnar Hansen has visited the school projects several times, and both he and the others have worked together with the Ethiopian artist Mulugetta about the decoration.
Gunnar Hansen writes about his visits:
"I have visited Ethiopia and the school projects four times and have every time seen the childrens joy over learning and schooling. I have no doubt that it means something to them. Besides I have had the pleasure to manage several decorations on the outside and inside of the buildings together with a local artist. At one of the decorations I was together with two Danish colleagues. I can only urge you to support the organisation, that makes sense."
Steffan Herrik writes:
"The school project in Bahir Dar, learning for life. When you are at the school, your first thought is: It is usefull to make an effort here. Even if it may only be the drop that hollows the stone, then the stone hollows. The childrens smiles and pride over going to school and be "students" is worth it all, they radiate pride, joy and gratitude.
Learning, knowledge and education is the way forward for a vital and vigorous Africa. The basis of a good life is a well functioning schooling. It makes sense that we as human beings on the same planet only are real humans because of each others and the community. Rich is he who gives. Knowledge is power, knowledge is the future. Our life on this wonderful planet is our common life."
Kunstneren Helle Thorborg visited ELSAs project at the Ewiket Lehibret School in Addis Ababa in the year 2000. She writes about the visit:
"The school in Addis Ababa is an examplary projekt. I visited it in December 2000 in the morning, where a flood of children in blue school uniforms greeted us with shouting and waving in the school yard. They were prepared for the visit from Denmark and greeted us as were we royal. In an orderly manner they spread in the class rooms, 120 children in each room, packed like sardines in a tin they sit, and here is so quiet that they can drink in the teachers words, priviledged as they are - those who get the possibility to go to school.
Often they have to walk many kilometres to and from school, and they tell proud and with a big smile: "I am a student". The education, the knowledge is crucial for the children of Ethiopia, if they shall be able to live a decent life in the future. Therefore it is so important that we in the rich part of the world supports an idealistisk project like this."
Other artists who have visited ELSA's school projects are the Danish-Icelandic Olafur Eliasson with whom ELSA has cooperated about a total restauration of Kechene Childrens Home i Addis Ababa. In addition Lars Ravn, Olaf Sørensen, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, the German artist Thomas Demand and the Danish-Ethiopian artist Etiye Dimma Poulsen. ELSA owes them all a great thank you for their help.
On Saturday June 4, 2016 we had an art auction at Odder Folk High School. 46 works of art, mostly from local artists, were sold. Auctioneer was solicitor Henrik Garlik, Odder.
Hereby I want to thank the many local artists who once again have supported our work in Ethiopia. Also I give my thanks to the many volunteers, students and personel from Odder Folk High School who helped to make the day festive, and not least a thank you to the auctioneer Henrik Garlik.
Sincerely Gert Jensen
Chairman of ELSA
AUCTIONEER FREDERIK BRUUN RASMUSSEN AND ELSA'S CHAIRMAN GERT JENSEN DISCUS THE LAST DETAILS BEFORE THE AUCTION STARTS.
THE AUCTION TOOK PLACE IN THE AUDITORIUM AT LEVEL 3 AT AROS. IT WAS WELL VISITED, AND THE INCLINATION TO BID WAS GOOD.
WITH A CLICK ON THE SMALL CROSS YOU CAN DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THE AUCTION LIST.
AFTERWARDS FOLLOW THE ARROW TO THE RIGHT AND SEE PHOTOS OF ALL THE DONATED WORKS. WITH A CLICK ON THE PHOTOS YOU CAN BLOW THEM UP.
ARTIST / TOVE DAMMAND JENSEN 1. TITLE / SKABELSEN.2 DAGEN MARS INSPIRATION #1. MEDIA / OIL ON CANVAS. DIMENSIONS / 100 x 140. ESTIMATE /// DKK 17.500, EUR 2.345
ARTIST / TOVE DAMMAND JENSEN 2. TITLE / SKABELSEN.2 DAGEN MARS INSPIRATION #2. DIMENSIONS / 100 x 140. ESTIMATE /// DKK 17.500, EUR 2.345
ARTIST / LORA MURPHY. TITLE / BIRDSONG. MEDIA / OIL AND EUCAUSTIC AND MIXED MEDIA. DIMENSIONS / 75 x 52. ESTIMATE /// DKK 6.500, EUR 870
ARTIST / FARANAK SOHI. TITLE / HER HAR JEG HJEMME...HERFRA MIN VERDEN GÅR. MEDIA / COLLAGE, PAPER, POSKATUSCH, PAILETTER, TINSEL. DIMENSIONS / 50 x 40 FRAMED. ESTIMATE /// DKK 5.000, EUR 670
ARTIST / PAUL ENØE JOHANSSON. TITLE / THE KARTOFFELWOMAN. MEDIA / OIL ON CANVAS. DIMENSIONS 100 x 80. ESTIMATE /// DKK 12.000 / EUR 1.610
ARTIST / CARSTEN KROGSTRUP. TITLE / IN THE DEEP DARK WOODS NO. 6. MEDIA / OIL ON CANVAS. DIMENSIONS / 30 x 55. ESTIMATE /// DKK 7.000 / EUR 940.
ARTIST / PETER EJLERSKOV 1. TITLE / UNTITLED. MEDIA / MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER. DIMENSIONS / 91 x 68 FRAMED WITH GLASS. ESTIMATE /// DKK 4.500 / EUR 600
ARTIST / PETER EJLERSKOV 2. TITLE / UNTITLED. MEDIA / MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER. DIMENSIONS / 91 x 68 FRAMED WITH GLASS. ESTIMATE /// DKK 4.500 / EUR 600
ARTIST / PETER EJLERSKOV 3. TITLE / UNTITLED. MEDIA / MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER. DIMENSIONS / 88 x 71 FRAMED WITH GLASS. ESTIMATE /// DKK 3.000 / EUR 400
ARTIST / JAN WESSEL. TITLE / CAMPING II. MEDIA / OIL ON CANVAS. DIMENSIONS / 70 x 90. ESTIMATE /// DKK 16.000 / EUR 2.145
ARTIST / SERGEI SVIATCHENKO. TITLE / FROM THE SERIES STRANGE PAY'S 2015. MEDIA / MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS. DIMENSIONS / 80 x 60. ESTIMATE /// DKK 15.000 / EUR 2.000
ARTIST / HENNY FILBERT. TITLE / SOLOPGANG VED VIDÅEN, HØJER. MEDIE / OIL ON MDF. DIMENSIONS / 61 x 46. ESTIMATE /// DKK 4.500 / EUR 600
ARTIST / FREDE TROELSEN. TITLE / UDHUGGET SAMMENFØJNING. MEDIA / WOOD. DIMENSIONS / 100 x 68. ESTIMATE /// DKK 12.000 / EUR 1.610
ARTIST / BIRGITTE THORLACIUS. TITLE / RABARBER FOLDER SIG UD. MEDIA / COLD NEEDLE ETCHING. DIMENSIONS / 59 x 64 FRAMED. ESTIMATE /// DKK 3.000 / EUR 402
ARTIST / ODD MOE. TITLE / IKONOKLASME. MEDIA / OIL ON CANVAS. DIMENSIONS / 80 x 90 FRAMED. ESTIMATE /// DKK 15.000 / EUR 2.010
ARTIST / JENS BOHR. TITLE / SØLVHEJREN. MEDIA / WOODCUT, OWN PRINT 2014. DIMENSIONS / 37 x 47 FRAMED WITH GLASS. ESTIMATE /// DKK 1.500 / EUR 210
ARTIST / HELLE BASLUND. TITLE / CIRKELPIGEN. MEDIA / WOODCUT, OWN PRINT 2014. DIMENSIONS / 48 x 42 FRAMED WITH GLASS. ESTIMATE /// DKK 1.500 / EUR 210
ARTIST / BETTINA WINKELMANN. TITLE / SOL OVER ENGEN. MEDIA / OIL ON CANVAS. DIMENSIONS / 50 x 60 FRAMED. ESTIMATE /// DKK 6.000 / EUR 805
ARTIST / STEFFAN HERRIK 1. TITLE / GUMOZO MODIFIKATION. MEDIA / OIL, ACRYLIC AND LACQUER ON CANVAS. DIMENSIONS / 60 x 80 FRAMED. ESTIMATE /// DKK 3.500 / EUR 470
ARTIST / GUNNAR K. HANSEN 1. TITLE / IN THE SHADE UNDER THE TREES. MEDIA / OIL ON MDF. DIMENSIONS / 32 X 48. ESTIMATE /// DKK 4.500 / EUR 600
ARTIST / GUNNAR K. HANSEN 2. TITLE / MARKET SQUARE. MEDIA / OIL ON MDF. DIMENSIONS / 32 x 40. ESTIMATE /// DKK 4.000 / 540
ARTIST / MARIANNE FRANK, ENGLAND. TITLE / CHILDRENS ROOM & WALL PAPER. MEDIA / OIL ON ALUMINIUM. DIMENSIONS / 61 x 68,5. ESTIMATE /// DKK 11.000 / EUR 1.475
ARTIST / BØJE PREJSLER HANSEN. TITLE / UNTITLED. MEDIA / OIL ON CANVAS. DIMENSIONS / 38 x 48 FRAMED. ESTIMATE /// DKK 3.100 / EUR 415
ARTIST / MARIT BENTHE NORHEIM. TITLE / CAMPINGKVINNE-FLYKTNINGEN. MEDIA / 23/45 LITHOGRAFIC PRINT. DIMENSIONS / 39 x 48 FRAMED WITH GLASS. ESTIMATE /// DKK 1.500 / EUR 201
ARTIST / CARSTEN SCHMIDT-OLSEN. TITLE / WORK OF HEART, 2014. MEDIA / C-PRINT. DIMENSIONS / 117 x 79. ESTIMATE /// DKK 8.000 / EUR 1.072
ARTIST / CLAUS ØRNTOFT. TITLE / SKITSE TIL LØVERNE PÅ MARSELISBORG SLOT. MEDIA / 1/100 LITHOGRAFIC PRINT. DIMENSIONS / 38 x 49 FRAMED WITH GLASS. ESTIMATE /// DKK 1.500 / EUR 201
ARTIST / ASMUND HAVSTEEN-MIKKELSEN. TITLE / GHOST. MEDIA / LITHOGRAFIC PRINT. DIMENSIONS / 65 x 80 FRAMED WITH GLASS. ESTIMATE /// DKK 3.800 / EUR 510
ARTIST / ANDERS MOSEHOLM. TITLE / REALISTIC DREAMS. MEDIA / OIL ON CANVAS. DIMENSIONS / 95 x 120. ESTIMATE /// DKK 28.000 / EUR 3.750
ARTIST / GUNLEIF GRUBE. TITLE / LYSETS DAG 2015. MEDIA / OIL ON CANVAS. DIMENSIONS / 34 x 34 FRAMED. ESTIMATE /// DKK 7.500 / EUR 1.000
ARTIST / BEINTA AV REYNI. TITLE / THE VIEW OF THE FAROE ISLANDS 2015. MEDIA / OIL ON CANVAS. DIMENSIONS / 95 x 100. ESTIMATE /// DKK 16.000 / EUR 2.145
ARTIST / NADIA PLESNER. TITLE / ASSIMILATION ASYLUM 2015. MEDIA / OIL ON CANVAS. DIMENSIONS / 50 x 70. ESTIMATE /// DKK 14.000 / EUR 1.875
ARTIST / DAVID SHRIGLEY. TITLE / UNTITLED (SPOON) 2008. MEDIA / PORTFOLIO OF 10 WOODCUTS ON PAPER. DIMENSIONS / 118 x 85,8 FRAMED, EDITION 1/10. ESTIMATE /// DKK 8.200 / EUR 1.100
ARTIST/ARCHITECT / CLEAN/FREDERIK HESSELDAHL. TITLE / FAMILIETUR PÅ STRANDEN. MEDIA / OIL ON CANVAS. DIMENSIONS 120 x 110. ESTIMATE /// DKK 22.000 / EUR 2.950
ARTIST / MELOU VANGGAARD. TITLE / FULDEMANDS GOGO. MEDIA / OIL ON CANVAS. DIMENSIONS / 60 x 60. ESTIMATE /// DKK 5.500 / EUR 737
ARTIST / ERIK CLAUSEN. TITLE / FUGLENE FLYVER I FLOK, NÅR DE ER MANGE NOK. MEDIA / GUACHE PÅ PAPIR. DIMENSIONS / 72,5 x 52,5 FRAMED. ESTIMATE /// DKK 4.000 / EUR 536
ARTIST / HUSKMITNAVN. TITLE / FEETING THE LION. MEDIA / DRAWING, TUSCH ON PAPER, 2015. DIMENSIONS / 21,8 x 21,8 FRAMED. ESTIMATE /// DKK 4.000 / EUR 536
ARTIST / KATRINE ÆRTEBJERG. TITLE / AMONG SHADOWS. MEDIA / OIL ON CANVAS. DIMENSIONS / 50 x 65. ESTIMATE /// DKK 30.000 / EUR 4.020
ARTIST / MALENE LANDGREEN. TITLE / UNTITLED, 2015. MEDIA / LITHOGRAFIC PRINT. DIMENSIONS / 78 x 108 FRAMED WITH GLASS. ESTIMATE /// DKK 7.000 / EUR 940
ARTIST / MICHAEL MØRK. TITLE / STORT P. MEDIA / OIL ON CANVAS/MDF. DIMENSIONS / 50 x 45. ESTIMATE /// DKK 4.500 / EUR 603
ARTIST / ANNE VILSBØLL. TITLE / AT FAVNE. MEDIA / OIL/PAPER ON CANVAS, 2014-15. DIMENSIONS / 53 x 44. ESTIMATE /// DKK 7.500 / EUR 1.000
ARTIST / METTE WINCKELMANN. TITLE / WAVING PLUMS, 2013. MEDIA / OIL AND TEXTILE ON CANVAS. DIMENSIONS / 30 x 21. ESTIMATE /// DKK 8.000 / EUR 1.070
ARTIST / EBBE STUB WITTRUP. TITLE / AFTER MATYUSHIN'S GUIDE TO COLOR, 2014. MEDIA / C-PRINT, PHOTOGRAM, UNIQUE. DIMENSIONS / 31 x 25 CM x 2 WORKS. ESTIMATE / DKK 30.000 / EUR 4.020
ARTIST / KNUD ODDE. TITLE /RIMBAUD VERLAINE. MEDIA / LITHOGRAFIC PRINT 7/50. DIMENSIONS / 63 x 82 FRAMED WITH GLASS. ESTIMATE /// DKK 4.500 / EUR 603
ARTIST / CAROLINE KRABBE. TITLE / MALECON. MEDIA / OIL ON CANVAS. DIMENSIONS / 100 x 70. ESTIMATE /// DKK 10.800 / EUR 1.450
ARTIST / CATHRINE RABEN DAVIDSEN. TITLE / DEW, 2014. MEDIA / OIL, PIGMENT ON LINEN. DIMENSIONS / 36 x 26. ESTIMATE /// DKK 12.000 / EUR 1.610
ARTIST / PETER CALLESEN. TITLE / UDEN ENDE, DET HANDLER OM KÆRLIGHED, 2015. MEDIA / WATERCOLOR WITH A SINGLE STROKE OF THE BRUSH. DIMENSIONS / 43 x 64 FRAMED WITH GLASS. ESTIMATE /// DKK 7.000 / EUR 938
ARTIST / FIE NORSKER. TITLE / NIGHTSCAPE, 2015. MEDIA / WATERCOLOR PENCIL. DIMENSIONS / 58 x 45 FRAMED WITH GLASS. ESTIMATE /// DKK 9.000 / EUR 1.205
ARTIST / SOFIE THORSEN. TITLE / SMALL PIECE OF FABRIC, 2015. MEDIA / PIGMENT AND KASEIN COLOR ON WOOD. DIMENSIONS / 24 x 32 ORIGINAL. ESTIMATE /// DKK 15.000 / EUR 2.000
ARTIST / VIERA COLLARO. TITEL / UNTITLED. MEDIA / PENCIL DRAWING COLOR, PLATE GOLD. DIMENSIONS / 71 x 86 FRAMED WITH GLASS. ESTIMATE /// DKK 5.500 / EUR 737
ARTIST / KAARE NIELSEN. TITLE / WALD, 2015. MEDIA / ACRYLLIC, TUSCH ON PAPER. DIMENSIONS / 64 x 78 FRAMED WITH GLASS. ESTIMATE /// DKK 4.500 / EUR 603
ARTIST / RUTH CAMPAU. TITLE / UNTITLED 2015. MEDIA / SILVER CURTAIN (SAMPLE) ACRYLLIC ON SPEJLMYLAR. DIMENSIONS / 148 x 70 MOUNTED ON DIBBOND. ESTIMATE /// DKK 25.000 / EUR 3.350
ARTIST / TOMMY STØCKEL, BERLIN. TITLE / STUDIO FONT ALPHABET VERSION 1. MEDIA / LAMBDA PRINT ORIGINAL 2015. DIMENSIONS / 32 x 32 FRAMED WITH GLASS. ESTIMATE /// DKK 6.000 / EUR 804
ARTIST / LIN UTZON. TITLE / CERAMIC HANDPAINTED POT. MEDIA / TERRACOTTA, SHINY GLAZE, COLORS. DIMENSIONS / 41 x 25. ESTIMATE /// DKK 10.000 / EUR 1.440
ARTIST / NICOLAI HOWALT. TITLE / LIGHT BREAK, PHOTOTHERAPEUTIC APPARATUS, 1896. MEDIA / SILVER GELATINE PRINT. DIMENSIONS / 54 x 44 FRAMED WITH GLASS. ESTIMATE /// DKK 20.000 / EUR 2.680
ARTIST / OLE AHLBERG 1. TITLE / BELLEVUE, 2015. MEDIA / ORIGINAL SIGNED LITHOGRAPH, REGULAR EDITION 2/75. DIMENSIONS / 78,5 x 67 FRAMED WITH GLASS. ESTIMATE /// DKK 7.500 / EUR 1.000
ARTIST / OLE AHLBERG 2. TITLE / BEAUTIFUL TATTOO, 2015. MEDIA / ORIGINAL SIGNED LITHOGRAPH, REGULAR EDITION 4/75. DIMENSIONS / 78,5 x 67 FRAMED WITH GLASS. ESTIMATE /// DKK 7.500 / EUR 1.000
ARTIST / AMANDA ARANCIBIA HAUGEN SØRENSEN, SPAIN. TITLE / CHILDREN AND WOMEN GATHER FIREWOOD IN THE NORTHERN PART OF ETHIOPIA. MEDIA / PHOTO, EDITION # 1, 2015. DIMENSIONS / 33 x 44 FRAMED WITH GLASS. ESTIMATE /// DKK 3.500 / EUR 470
ARTIST / YARED WONDWOSSEN, ETHIOPIA. TITLE / SMILING BOY FROM SOUTH ETHIOPIA. MEDIA / OIL ON CANVAS. DIMENSIONS / 45 x 29,5 FRAMED. ESTIMATE /// DKK 3.000 / EUR 420
ARTIST / INGE HØRUP. TITLE / RECLINING FIGURE WITH SOUVENIR. MEDIA / OIL ON CANVAS. DIMENSIONS / 50 x 70. ESTIMATE /// DKK 11.000 / EUR 1.475
ARTIST / BJØRN NØRGAARD 2. TITLE / THE GENETICALLY ALTERED LITTLE MERMAID, 2007. MEDIA / BLANC DE CHINE, SPECIAL BOX. DIMENSIONS / 30 x 28 x 12. ESTIMATE /// DKKK 20.000 / EUR 2.880
ARTIST / EYDUN AV REYNI, FAROE ISLANDS. TITLE / UDSIGT MOD NOLSOY. MEDIA / OIL ON CANVAS. DIMENSIONS / 80 x 70. ESTIMATE /// DKK 12.000 / EUR 1.610
ARTIST / NINA BORGES. TITLE / UNTITLED. MEDIA / PENCIL AND INK. DIMENSIONS / 69 x 62 FRAMED WITH GLASS. ESTIMATE /// DKK 5.000 / EUR 720
ARTIST / JENS BREDHOLT. TITLE / TANGO. MEDIA / ACRYLLIC, GRINDER, SPONGE, BRUSH ON WOODEN PLATE. DIMENSIONS / 50 x 60. ESTIMATE /// DKK 4.500 / EUR 603
ARTIST / ALEXANDER TOVBORG. TITLE / BOCCA BACIATA 4. MEDIA / ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPH. DIMENSIONS / 70 x 50, 120 EX. NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. ESTIMATE /// DKK 2.500 / EUR 335
On Saturday, September 26, 2015 we had the large art auction at the art Museum ARoS in Aarhus. The auctioneer Frederik Bruun Rasmussen from Bruun Rasmussen Art Auctions, Copenhagen, led the auction over 76 donated works from 67 artists.
We had looked forward to the auction - and worked hard for it - and luckily we experienced it as a succes. The result was DKK 330,000, and this amount of money will over the next year be exchanged for more school buildings and installations in Ethiopa. Many Ethiopian children will thank the donating artists for that.
I hereby want to thank the many artists who have once more supported our work in Ethiopia. Without their help it would not have been possible. Also thanks to the many volunteers who have helped around the auction, thank you to ARoS for housing and help, and not the least thank you to Bruun Rasmussen Art Auctions who have led the auction without salary.
Kind regards Gert Jensen
Chairman of ELSA
It is still possible to see and download the auction list here to the left and to see and blow up photos of all the works.
Read more about the auction here:
Our latest big art auction took place on June 11 2014 at the Copenhagen art gallery "Den Frie". It gave us great joy that we found so much support from the art world: No less than 58 artists donated works of extremely high quality!
ELSA wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude to the many artists and to the contributing art galleries.
The auction was succesfull in that together we raised Dkr. 300.000 for ELSA's work. We may have liked this amount to be higher to benefit more people, but all in all the result must be seen as fine.
We should like to give our sincere thanks to all for your contributions towards giving children a possibility to better their lives.
Great thanks are due to all our helpers at "Den Frie", who have all worked without fees; in particular we wish to thank Malene Natascha Ratcliffe, who have followed ELSA's work for many years, and who have entered into the art project with inspired dedication.
Many thanks to Jesper Bruun Rasmussen, who saw to the proper conduct of proceedings at this fine auction.
Last but not least we wish to thank Olafur Eliasson for opening the auction, indeed for his support and cooperation of our work for many years now.
Read more about the auctions here:
On Saturday, November 17th 2012, we held yet another exhibition and auction over works of art donated by artists from Odder, Denmark.
The works were presented by the local artexpert Jon Bahl and the auction was conducted by auctioneer Hugo Jespersen.
The proceeds amounted to more than 70.000 DKR which was very satisfying.
The works had been donated by the following artists:
Birgit Kjærsgaard, Birthe Rågård, Bjarne Nielsen, Buller Hermansen, Bente Aagaard Frandsen, Doris Sørensen, Dorthe Bent, Elinor Jensen, Ellen Lundum, Else Elisabeth Andersen, Eva Szöllösi, Faranak Sohi Asmussen, Gerda Jørgensen, Grith Zanchetta, Hanne Nyboe Bach, Hanne Winding, Hedvig Berthing, Helga Exner, Helle Buttenschøn, Henny Filbert, Inka Sigel, Jens Bilgram, Jens-Rune Gissel, Jette Mathislund, Jonna Axelsen, Juhani Thomsen, Jørgen Søes Hejlsvig, Karin Bach, Kaare Nielsen, Karen Ette, Karin Munk, Karinmaria Nene Hansen, Karoline Illum Fricke, Kirsten Fyhn, Knud Lauritsen, Kaare Nissen, Leif Mosevang, Lene Rosenberg, Lis Alma Nielsen, Lone Pedersen, Ole Butzbach, Ragnhild Kvist Sørensen, Solveig Karinsdotter, Sonja Rosenhøj, Søren Astrup Nielsen, Torben Rosleff, Tove Møller, Valther Nis Johannesen og Aase Rasmussen.
We wish to thank everybody who have contributed to the exhibition and auction!
Our latest, large art auction was held on April 2nd, 2011, at the art museum KUNSTEN in Aalborg, Denmark, and it was a warming surprise to experience unprecedented support from the artists: no less than 81 artists donated no less than 91 works in total of a very high quality. We would like to express our deeply felt and warm thanks to the long list of artists.
The proceeds from the auction amounted to DKK 740,000, which was extremely satisfying.
Many warm thanks to our cooperation partners at the auction in Aalborg warmly - they all worked extremely professionally and free of charge:
The 79 pieces of work was put on display from Tuesday, Nov 11, at the socalled "Torv", in the north-east corner of the ground floor of ARoS, where there is free admission.
The auction took place on Saturday, Nov 22. It was opened precisely at 2:30PM with a warm welcome from the museum's director, Jens Erik Sørensen, followed by a few words by ELSA's chairmain, Gert Jensen.
The auction was led with authority and humor by Peter Tholstrup from Bruun Rasmussen auctioneers.
The total proceeds of the auction amounted to app. 800.000 DKK (100.000+ EUR), which was very satisfying.
We would like to offer a special thank, especially to all the artists who donated to this auction, but also to all the individuals and firms, who took part in arranging and carrying through this auction.
You can still study the auction catalogue here (PDF file - Adobe Reader must be installed).