*Bidding Opens on Thursday*, the Art on Postcard Summer Auction 2021 Ihas arrived…
A quick parish notice for the Summer Art on a Postcard thing is here again. The Private View is said to be happening on the 29th June 2021 6-9pm, but hey, what with our hopeless government failing to sort out the borders and letting the latest variant in and our hapless leader spaffing about (probably in Latin) you better check the website on that one. If it is happening on the 29th then it happens at Hoxton Gallery, 17 Marlow Workshops, Arnold Circus, Shoreditch, London E2 7JN
“The Hepatitis C Trust’s incredible fundraising event, Art on a Postcard returns with a superb line up for their 2021 Summer Auction. The Art on a Postcard auctions have raised over three quarters of a million pounds to date, making an enormous difference to the lives of those living with Hepatitis C. This year the trust is celebrating its twentieth anniversary, and the amazing achievements they have made over the years. Taking an innovative approach to charity work, it is a patient-led and patient-run organisation: most of their board, staff, and volunteers have had hepatitis C and have cleared it after treatment. The Hepatitis C trust works with individuals in the community, those in prison and those with addiction, providing all manner of counselling, medical and personal support. Alongside this, they are working to eliminate the illness by 2025. They have also managed to galvanise over 190 countries to commit to Hep C elimination by 2030. Furthermore, their tireless work led to NHS England announcing an elimination deal with the aim of meeting a 2019 deadline.
To help celebrate this extraordinary feat the incredible line-up includes conceptual artist Anish Kapoor, Jordan Wolfson whose enigmatic, and at times provocative, work investigates the darker side of the human condition. Art historian and instigator of The African Diva Project, Margaret Rose Vendryes, has set out to celebrate and connect Black female singers with their ancestorial roots; Shezad Dawood whose multi-media works are inspired by his varied cultural heritage, revered urban contemporary artist Hush, Marina Adams whose work explores colour form and movement and Rana Begum whose work blurs the boundaries between sculpture, painting and architecture through her refined language of Minimalist abstraction.
Gemma Peppé, founder and director of Art on a Postcard, comments: “I have been with the Trust for 17 of 20 years and I’m so proud of the work we’ve achieved, especially Art on a Postcard which has been my baby. This summer’s line up is cerebral and playful at the same time. There is something in there for everyone”
About The Hepatitis C Trust The Hepatitis C Trust is the national charity for people with hepatitis C. It is committed to eliminating hepatitis C in the UK by 2025. Its strategy is based around pillars of better prevention, increased diagnosis and treatment for all. It has established strong partnership models of working with substance misuse and homeless service providers across the UK. In substance misuse services, it delivers staff training, peer led education about the importance of testing and availability of new treatments, and personal one-to-one support from initial diagnosis through to treatment. It runs a range of support services, including a confidential national helpline run by staff and trained volunteers who have all had personal experience of living with hepatitis C. Helpline staff also provide patient-centred responses via email and run a designated prison freephone helpline service for prisoners across the UK. Its policy and parliamentary team works across the UK Parliament and the devolved nations to ensure hepatitis C stays firmly on the political agenda. It also publishes a range of reports and resources on aspects of the hepatitis C care pathway.
About Art on a Postcard Art on a Postcard is a unique platform that offers the opportunity to purchase beautiful limited-edition artworks by celebrated artists at affordable prices. Art on a Postcard has grown from a one-off auction in 2014 to a well-known brand synonymous with affordable art. Bidding on the auction pieces starts at just £50 and presents an exclusive chance to own mini masterpieces by highly collectible artists whilst support a worthy cause, The Hepatitis C Trust. About Hoxton Gallery Hoxton Gallery is an itinerate gallery devoted to urban contemporary art. From its Hoxton basement beginnings in 2009, the gallery has hosted a wide array of exhibitions and events as well as emerging art forms.