Dreweatts were thrilled to be working once again with Art on a Postcard, hosting their International Women's Day Auction. What a wonderful result - £67,000 raised for the invaluable work of The Hepatitis C Trust.
This was a timed online auction which ran from 25 February - 11 March. Art on a Postcard invited female identifying artists to respond to an initiative called 'I AM' created by The Hepatitis C Trust Prison Peer Educator, Jane Shea.
Jane feels that the women the Trust works with are too often referred to as ‘an addict’ or ‘a prisoner’ and feels strongly that no one is one dimensional and furthermore it is the multiplicities in women that bind us together. A publication created to support the initiative was distributed among the women the Trust serve with a space to list the things they identify as being, without judgment or justification. One might be an addict, but they could also be a mathematician, a mother, a lawyer, a nurse and so on.
The collated responses were used as inspiration for the 468 original postcard sized artworks which were created for the auction by over 170 outstanding female contemporary artists.
The money raised will go to The Hepatitis C Trust to support their Women's Prison Team. Their work involves encouraging women to talk, come forward and get tested. Getting tested and treated is a crucial step in rehabilitating women's health and lives.
We look forward to working with Art on a Postcard in Summer 2021... stay tuned for more details!
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