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Liverpool Street Artist Paul Curtis Has Given Away Two Artworks To Charity And Asked Local Musician Michael Aldag To Help

This February Paul Curtis held his first ever exhibition In One Place, at the iconic Royal Liver Building. The exhibition attracted more than 7,500 visitors and saw the artist produce three new artworks live. 

The largest piece is a mural depicting the construction of the Royal Liver Building, which will remain on public display in the atrium. The smaller two paintings were then auctioned and raffled to help raise funds for two charities close to the Paul’s heart; The Whitechapel Centre and Alder Hey Children’s Charity

The auction which took place a few days after the exhibition at Adam Partridge sale rooms on Jordan Street and they very kindly wavered all commission and fees so that 100% of the money would go to charity. The winning bidder got to select which of the two paintings they wanted and that person was Sean Ging, who chose the tiger, meaning the gorilla became the first prize in the draw.  

The Royal Liver Building were extremely supportive hosts to Paul throughout the exhibition and Paul and his curator Laura McCann were very keen for the draw to happen there. To make the occasion even more memorable they asked their friend the musician Michael Aldag to select the winning ticket. 

Michael, who has more than a million followers across Instagram and TikTok, not only picked the winning ticket for the draw, he also played a song at The Royal Liver Building which can be viewed on Paul’s Instagram page @paulscurtisartwork.  

Paul Curtis Charity Auction Winners
Paul with Sean and Camille Ging, the auction winners

Paul Curtis commented, “A massive thank you to every single person who bought a ticket or helped spread the word online. Together we have raised a fantastic amount for the two charities and it was really important to me that 100% of the funds from the draw and auction went directly to the charities. I am genuinely touched by the amount of people that have gotten behind this and I’m also really grateful to Michael for agreeing to perform and do the draw, it really means a lot”. 

The combine total from the sale of the tiger and draw tickets was £4350. Every single penny will be divided equally between The Whitechapel Centre and Alder Hey Children’s charity to help continue the amazing work they both do in the city. 


Founder and Editor, Clare Deane, shares her passion for all the amazing things happening in Liverpool. With a love of the local Liverpool music scene, dining out a couple of times a week and immersing herself in to all things arts and culture she's in a pretty good place to create some Liverpool Noise.

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