Art on a Postcard’s Winter Auction is back! We are once again thrilled to be working with Art on a Postcard, raising money for the invaluable work of The Hepatitis C Trust.
From 5-19 November 2020 Dreweatts will host the acclaimed Art on a Postcard's annual Winter Auction. This is such a wonderful opportunity to bid on and own a mini masterpiece.
Out of the two hundred and thirty artists taking part this year, highlights include the Paraguayan artist Faith Wilding, known for her feminist performances and installations in the 70s, the Dutch polemical artist Erik van Lieshout, British Anj Smith whose intricately rendered paintings explore issues of identity, eroticism, mortality, and fragility; the critically acclaimed British artist Ryan Mosley who has recently taken part in the group show Radical Figure, Painting in the New Millennium at the Whitechapel in London and Saint Lucian born artist Winston Branch whose accolades include a Guggenheim fellowship and whose work is held in the collections of many of the world’s top galleries including The Tate.
This auction will focus on The Hepatitis C Trust’s helpline which is staffed entirely by people who have had hepatitis C. The helpline has become a key component in the current Infected Blood Inquiry the largest public enquiry in British history, which was launched to investigate why infected blood products were being used to treat NHS patients prior to 1992. Helpline manager Samantha May is providing supporting evidence to the Inquiry team based on statistics and common facts drawn out by the numerous calls to the helpline over the years. The number of calls from people who have received infected blood during transfusion and subsequently been misdiagnosed for years only to find they have cirrhosis or liver cancer have snowballed and keeping up is increasingly difficult.
Follow the link here to listen to the Art on a Podcast with Samantha May, where she explains more about the cause!
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