Taproot Art is an organisation which hosts exhibitions and art auctions in Dublin. The main focus is to draw leading contemporary artists from both Ireland and internationally, to have their work shown and sold through uniquely curated exhibitions in an array of Dublin based galleries. Taproot Art also offers an art advisory service for businesses wishing to source art for their premises.
Taproot Art was founded by Sophie Murphy in November 2017. Sophie arrived home to Dublin from New York this month, after working in a non-profit environment for some time. She was stunned all over again by the housing crisis and mental health crisis that pervades Ireland, one of the major manifestations resulting in mass homelessness. This prompted the first Taproot Art benefit auction, which as well as raising 3.5k for organisation Inner City Helping Homeless. What also resulted:
Some particular curation styles and a somewhat authentic style of auctioneering.