Dunbar Lifeboats Benefit from Big-Arted Auction

Dunbar RNLI are set to benefit from a unique auction to coincide with the town’s Lifeboat Day this Saturday (July 14).


Coastal artists Seth Draper and Joe Lawrence have joined up with The Found Gallery, on Dunbar’s High Street, to offer an exclusive chance to bid on their RNLI themed creations.

Both artists and the gallery will be generously donating 50% of the proceeds of their work to the RNLI station in Dunbar. 

Amy Christie of the Found Gallery said: “Here at the Found Gallery in Dunbar, we showcase work by many talented artists who are inspired by the British coast. Two of our favourites have been busy creating RNLI themed pieces for our forthcoming charity auction.”

Joe, a ceramic artist who lives in Suffolk has shown his amazing ability to capture the character of a rugged lifeboat man in ceramic, something which he usually does with great skill to fishermen and beachcombers alike. 


Seth, a mixed media sculptor, uses found and recycled objects to create his masterpieces has created a Lifeboat sculpture inspired by our all-weather lifeboat (ALB) to accompany the lifeboat man. Both pieces will be auctioned separately to coincide with the RNLI Dunbar Lifeboat day on Saturday, July 14.  

The Found Gallery is hosting and supporting the auction and both pieces are now on display. The gallery – which is open from Mon–Sat from 10am–5pm pm – will have a craft-filled day of events for the whole family as well as their usual selection of gorgeous artwork. 


Bids will need to be submitted to them via phone, email or in person at the Found Gallery, 84 High Street, Dunbar, EH42 1JH. www.foundgallery.co.uk

For more information please contact the gallery on 01368 863030, or Amy direct on [email protected]

Photo captions: Becs Miller and Chris Woods, of Dunbar Lifeboat crew, with the two pieces for auction – the lifeboat man by Seth Draper and lifeboat from Joe Lawrence (Photos by Nick Mailer, also a volunteer on the crew)