NEARLY 300 works by leading urban, street and contemporary artists from around the globe are to be auctioned off in Glasgow for a good cause.

A highlight of the sale will be 236 original pieces, each meticulously crafted on blank vinyl album covers donated by Edinburgh-based creative brand agency Contagious.

Organised by art enthusiast Steve McGill, the sale marks the third and final McTear’s art auction in support of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity (GCHC).

Glasgow Times: Urban Camouflage by Martin Whatson Urban Camouflage by Martin Whatson (Image: Sourced)

The highly anticipated event, which is the largest to date, will see 298 awe-inspiring artworks, contributed by 243 artists, shine in the spotlight at the Meiklewood Road auction house at 11am on Wednesday, October 25.

Charity supporter Steve told the Glasgow Times: "Over the years, we have managed to bring together a fantastic selection of leading and contemporary artists, with the response to this year’s call for entries proving to be quite staggering.

“The auction will feature an incredible collection of artworks and I cannot thank all the artists enough for their support.

"GCHC carries out vitally important work. I am sure art lovers will come out in force to help the charity's continued support of children and families in hospital.”

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Among the standout lots are artworks by renowned international artists such as Martin Whatson, Katrin Fridriks, Elph, and Karl Read.

Notably, Luke Adam Hawker, acclaimed author and artist, has generously donated an original piece inspired by his best-selling book The Last Tree.

Glasgow Times: Luke Adam Hawker's Filled With LightLuke Adam Hawker's Filled With Light (Image: Sourced)

Other leading artists featuring in the auction include Dotmaster, John Pasche, Kunstrasen, Polar Bear, Toasty Type, Snub23, Priest, Dave the Chimp, Vinnie Nylon, Rhys Brown, Lightbody107, Gerard Burns, Faile and Craig Davison, among others.

To ensure accessibility for all art lovers, the auction will include stunning works in every price bracket, ranging from £30 to several thousand pounds.

Glasgow Times: Dancer by Gerard Burns is estimated to sell for £1,000 to £1,500Dancer by Gerard Burns is estimated to sell for £1,000 to £1,500 (Image: Sourced)

Brian Clements, managing Director at McTear's Auctioneers, said: "This is an incredible initiative and we are delighted to be working again with Steve and the charity to facilitate the auction.

“The artists who have donated works represent the cream of the urban and street art community, and it is wonderful to see them come together for such a worthy cause.

“GCHC is a remarkable organisation and we are confident the auction will raise a significant amount toward the incredibly important work it does."

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All proceeds from the sale will go directly towards life-changing equipment, support services and research at Scotland’s largest children’s hospital.

William McGowan, head of business development and events at GCHC, added: “We are so grateful to Steve and the team at McTear’s for planning and facilitating another incredible auction to support our special hospital family.

“We also want to extend a heartfelt thanks to all of the artists who answered Steve’s call for entries and took the time to create the amazing pieces of art included in the auction.”