Art on a Postcard (AOAP) returns with its highly anticipated Winter Auction featuring a curated collection of emerging and established artists, including national treasure Grayson Perry CB RA, Brooklyn-based surreal artist Clayton Schiff who is listed as being ‘ultra-contemporary’, emerging talent Caroline Wong, who is currently soaring in popularity, and British artist Gavin Turk who has donated a piece which incorporates his current project, Portrait of an Egg.
Over 200 hand-picked artists have submitted works, with bidding starting at £50 to raise money for The Hepatitis C Trust and their campaign to eliminate hepatitis C in the UK by the year 2030.
The Auction also includes Turkish artist Özlem Sorlu Thompson who was one of the artists to create the giant fibreglass eggs for the 2022 Platinum Jubilee. Zemba Luzamba whose experience of migration to South Africa informs his contemporary realist paintings, infusing them with both satire and sympathy; and Han Han a portrait painter based in London who recently exhibited at the Society of Women Artists Exhibition at Mall Galleries, London.
AOAP always champions emerging young artists; this Auction includes works by Miyeon Yi current RCA student, whose work depicts everyday objects and the memory attached to them; Zurich-based Orlando Marosini whose colourful, energetic works are inspired by artists such as Basquiat and de Kooning; Rose Electra Harris, who won the Bainbridge Open at The Art Academy Prizes (2018) recently had a solo exhibition at Greatorex Studios, London; and Glasgow-based Isaac Aldridge who strives to explore the post digital in his bold and unexpected paintings.
AOAP is proud to feature a number of Royal Academicians in this Auction, including Chris Orr MBE RA, Stephen Chambers RA, Kenneth Draper RA, Norman Ackroyd RA, Ian Ritchie OBE RA and Mick Rooney RA. We are also delighted to welcome back AOAP alums Helen Beard, Ryan Mosley, Lois Wallace, Kelly-Anne Davitt, and Max Renneisen and we also spy Susie Hamilton, Heath Kane, some bloke called Sean Worrall, Russell Herron, among many others.
Art on a Postcard was founded in 2014 by Gemma Peppé as a unique way to raise proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust’s vital work. AOAP prides itself on its curatorial eye, setting it apart from similar ventures – the auctions feature art icons alongside rising stars, ensuring each includes a diverse spectrum of international artists, with a particular emphasis on those potentially excluded from the art world. It’s a simple formula – a postcard-sized piece of paper is sent to the artist to decorate how they wish – that has produced spectacular responses from the highbrow to the humorous.
This year’s Art on a Postcard Winter Auction runs (online) from 27th October to 15th November 2022. The works will all be on view from one evening, on 8th November 6-8pm | Bomb Factory, 99-103 Longacre, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9NR (RSVP here)
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 is perhaps best known for its coveted postcard auctions. These eagerly anticipated events feature special edition artworks by renowned names that are auctioned anonymously for charity each year. Bidding starts at £50 and they offer a truly rare chance to own mini masterpieces by highly collectible artists, whilst supporting a worthwhile cause, The Hepatitis C Trust.
ABOUT THE HEPATITIS C TRUST
The Hepatitis C Trust is the national charity for people with hepatitis C. It is a patient-led and patient-run organisation; most of its board, staff and volunteers have had hepatitis C themselves. It is committed to eliminating hepatitis C in the UK by 2030.
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.