The Art on a Postcard Summer Auction is back for its fifth year! We have been working with Art on a Postcard since 2020, and are pleased to be hosting the auction once again, helping to raise invaluable funds for The Hepatitis C Trust. Proceeds from this auction will go specifically to The Hepatitis C Trust’s helpline work on infected blood.
This is a timed online auction, running from Thursday 22 June - Thursday 6 July, showcasing over 350 curated artworks all presented in a postcard-sized format. Bidding for each miniature masterpiece starts at just £50!
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This is an exceptional opportunity for both seasoned collectors and first-time buyers to acquire artworks while supporting the vital work of The Hepatitis C Trust, who are working so hard to eliminate hepatitis C in the UK by the year 2030, as part of a global initiative led by the World Health Organization.
Between the late 1970s and early 1990s, thousands of haemophiliacs and those in need of blood transfusions were treated with blood plasma donated from high risk sources. This then led to the 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. The funds raised from this auction will go specifically to support their work with those affected by the Infected Blood scandal.
The auction boasts an extraordinary line-up of emerging talents and established names in the art world including Corinna Button, whose multidisciplinary practice encompasses painting, sculpture and printmaking and whose work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions over the last two decades; Jeremy Deller, an AOAP-favourite and celebrated English conceptual artist and Turner Prize winner; American artist Larissa Bates, whose artwork has been the subject of solo exhibitions around the world including London, Berlin, New York and Madrid; and rising star Kora Mora Rojo, whose vibrant symbolic paintings have been exhibited in Mexico, Milan and London, with an upcoming debut solo show later this year.
Joining the roster is Zimbabwean-born artist Tafadzwa Masudi, whose poignant portraits featuring balloons and exploring the diaspora experience have garnered widespread acclaim and were recently featured in a solo show at JD Malat Gallery and at 1-54 London; British printmaker Kate Gibb, known for her captivating music sleeve artworks, most notably for The Chemical Brothers; and Irish painter Paul Nugent, whose uniquely layered paintings have been exhibited worldwide, including a solo exhibition at the VOLTA, New York.
The auction features a host of notable emerging talent on the cusp of greatness including current RCA MA student Ji Won Cha, whose thought-provoking artworks delve into the intricate relationship between landscapes and our sense of belonging; Ayumi Matsuma, a graduate of the New York Academy of Art, who has exhibited her artworks at prestigious galleries such as Flowers Gallery, Art Miami, and Sotheby's, New York; and recent RCA graduate Alya Hatta, whose practice explores the Southeast Asian identity through the interplay of colour and form.
Another rising star, British artist Molly Brocklehurst, presents her nostalgic paintings inspired by her new home in Austin, Texas. Brocklehurst's signature muted palette creates artworks that blur the boundary between documentation and fiction, weaving narratives that are simultaneously soothing and unsettling.
The auction also proudly features Royal Academician Peter Randall-Page RA, whose large-scale works and commissions have won him the Marsh Award for Public Sculpture. As ever, we are thrilled to welcome back long-standing AOAP supporters including Otto Schade, Joanna Whittle and Martyn Brewster.
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This is a timed online auction running from Thursday 22 June - Thursday 6 July 2023.
Bidding starts at £50. There is no buyer's premium applicable on lots in this auction.
Please do not bid on artwork in our Art on a Postcard auctions if you intend on selling the artwork after you have purchased it. This auction has been organised for charity and all artworks have been generously donated by the artists to raise money for the Hepatitis C Trust. When the work produced for the charity is sold on the secondary market it damages our relationship with the artist and prevents us from fundraising. ~ Art on a Postcard
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Private view at Hoxton Gallery in London
Venue: HGHQ 366 City Road, London, EC1V 2PY
Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023 | 6-8pm
To RSVP for the Private View, click here.
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