The Art on a Postcard (AOAP) Winter Auction is back for its seventh year celebrating a much bigger twenty years for The Hepatitis C Trust and capping a year of celebrations for this powerhouse of a charity.
The Hepatitis C Trust has punched above its weight throughout its twenty years of operating as a charity. They have navigated their way through there being no information on hepatitis C in the public realm to being at the forefront of the drive to eliminate the disease. Art on a Postcard is an example of The Trust’s innovative take on charity work and has built up into a whole fundraising organisation attached to The Trust.
This Winter’s auction includes many of AoaP’s stalwart contributors such as Royal Academician Mick Rooney, whose work explores inner mythologies, neurosis, dreams and the secrets of modern society. Reverspective instigator Patrick Hughes and his trademark Rainbows and British painter Susie Hamilton who paints people as they go about their life shopping, in the park, on the beach and more recently in hospitals.
Joining these regulars are Hurvin Anderson whose work has been described as a perennial tug-of-war playing out between abstraction and figuration, German painter Petra Schott whose art is peppered with little secrets, riddles, and questions of the soul, Sheffield based artist Ryan Mosely whose narrative style of painting was including in The Whitechapel’s show ‘Painting in the New Millennium’, and New York painter Lizbeth Mitty whose body of work was described by New York Times critic Ken Johnson as a combination of “painterly verve and hellish beauty”.
250 artists have generated approximately 550 pieces this year. The auction is packed full of character with lots of quirky and colourful subjects and every one a mini masterpiece.
“This year’s auction is so full of exceptional little works; it feels like there is an unconventional theme which has come together on its own which is perfect for a celebration of The Hepatitis C Trusts 20 years. The Trust stands alone in its glorious, idiosyncratic unconventionality, we have never followed a formula or rules and many of us hadn’t worked in an office when we started but we’ve done so well to get where we are now” – Gemma Peppé founder and director of Art on a Postcard.
|4 November – 25 November 2021|
Bidding starts at £50 on each lot
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We’ll be back with our pick of outr favourites closer to the opening…
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|To celebrate the 20 year anniversary of the Hepatitis C Trust, we sat down with Charles Gore, the founder and previous CEO of the Trust.|
In the podcast Charles speaks about what it takes to open a charity, the developments and moments in the Hep C Trust’s history that made the elimination goal possible, challenges the charity has faced, and gives insight into the climate of health charities and his views on what makes a charity a success.