Art on a Postcard is back with the highly anticipated ninth edition of its winter auction. We are delighted to once again be working with Art on a Postcard, hosting this timed online auction, running from Thursday 9 - Thursday 23 November. This year's extraordinary collection boasts a remarkable line-up of nearly 600 works curated by six distinguished guest curators and aims to raise funds for The Hepatitis C Trust's vital unfunded helpline, a vital resource for the many thousands of people who received infected blood or blood products.
The stellar roster of featured artists includes London-based including London-based artist Rana Begum, Thomas Dane Gallery’s Hurvin Anderson RA, world-renowned textile designer Kaffe Fassett MBE, Stephen Friedman Gallery’s Anne Rothenstein, celebrated Scottish painter Andrew Cranston, LA contemporary artist Kim Dingle, Glasgow-born Jack Milroy, rising star Matthew Eguavoen, based in Lagos, Nigeria, New Contemporary Tom Harker, popular abstract artist John Simpson, Sheffield based Ryan Mosely, NYC based artist, famed for his instantly recognisable drawings, doodles, characters and murals Jon Burgerman, Dutch artist Bobbye Fermie, and the Chilean Marco Bizzarri headlining this year’s show.
The guest curators themselves are luminaries in the art world. Including innovator Frankie Shea of Moniker Projects, known for founding, funding, and producing the first annual art fair rooted in urban culture, street art, and graffiti. For Art on a Postcard, Frankie has curated an impressive selection of artists championing Bristol's graffiti heritage such as Nick Walker, Sickboy, and Hugo Farmer, interdisciplinary artists Faith47 and Fa Razavi, and the prolific and notorious writers TOX and 10FOOT.
Next up is Ell Pennick director of Gut’s Gallery and considered one of the youngest gallerists navigating today’s art world. Frustrated with the lack of opportunities for Ell’s generation, especially within the working classes, Gut’s Gallery employs an equitable business model to empower the next generation of artists. Ell has introduced exciting emerging talents such as Sophie Vallance Cantor, Olivia Sterling, Georg Wilson, and Iranian British artist Leila Tara H.
Ed Cross, the gallerist with a 13-year history of championing African and African diaspora artists, presents works by Reuben Powell, Russian artist Vladimir Logutov, and sculptor and installation artist Abdulrazaq Awofeso. Gillian Jason Gallery director Millie Foster collaborates with female-identifying artists, continuing the legacy started by her grandmother of exhibiting work by pioneering artists. Millie’s roster includes the brilliant painter Christabel Blackburn, multidisciplinary artist Precious Opara, and recent RCA graduate Bethany Hadfield.
Katherine Kittoe of Kittoe Contemporary showcases artwork in a novel way by placing them in houses and hosting ‘art parties’. Katherine’s roster includes illustrator Charlotte Farmer, cartoonist Joe Berger, and still life painter Jason Line. Finally, comedian and art critic Verity Babbs’s selection includes RCA graduate Cecilia Reeve, Portuguese-born Chica Seal, and abstract expressionist Taya De La Cruz.
Art on a Postcard’s own selection highlights include returning contributing artist Helen Beard, a firm Art on a Postcard favourite, the wonderful Sussex painter Peter Messer, Japanese artist Motonori Uwasu, whose unique painting style will surely be a massive hit and Nigerian artist Matthew Eguavoen Imuetiyan, whose submissions will be snapped up before you can say charity auction.
Commenting on the Winter Auction, Gemma Peppé, Founder and Director of Art on a Postcard, said "This year's auction is the most diverse and interesting we have produced. The curators have each brought their own unique perspective, all coming from very different backgrounds. The result is easily the best show we've ever put on. Hosting the private view at Gathering is the crowning stroke."
Bidding starts at just £50 for each work. This is an extraordinary opportunity to acquire exceptional original works by highly collectible artists while supporting a crucial cause. The Hepatitis C Trust was founded in 2001 at a time when no effective treatment for the illness was available and reliable information about the virus was inaccessible. Since then, the organisation has become the leading voice on the virus. Patient-led and patient-run; most of its board, staff and volunteers have had hepatitis C themselves. However, with no dedicated funding, their helpline is at risk of closure, leaving those vulnerable to the virus without a crucial support network. In line with the values of Art on a Postcard, all proceeds from November’s auction will go towards supporting the cause.
This is a timed online auction running from Thursday 9 - Thursday 23 November 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 contemporary art gallery Gathering in London.
Venue: 5 Warwick Street, London W1B 5LU
Date: Tuesday 21 November 2023 | 6-8pm
To RSVP for the Private View, click here.
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