A Mini Auction in collaboration with The Bomb Factory
Bidding Open 12-26 May 2022
Private View 19 May | The Bomb Factory South | RSVP Here
Art on a Postcard (AOAP) is delighted to announce their upcoming auction in collaboration with The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, showcasing pieces by many of their studio artists including Oli Epp, whose work recently reached over 10 times its estimate at Phillip’s and Turner Prize Winner Mark Wallinger, whose thirty-year career includes the Venice Biennale and commissions for the National Trust. The Bomb Factory was founded by artist Pallas Citroen, in 2015 and is a dynamic and expanding contemporary arts hub, now with two galleries and two studio sites in Archway and Chelsea.
Alongside their busy programme of art exhibitions and other cultural events, The Bomb Factory gained charity status in 2016 and provides studio space and a support network for over 80 resident artists, as well as a free education programme for the local communities of North and South-West London.
The proceeds from this auction will be split between The Hepatitis C Trust and The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, supporting their mission to provide affordable studio and free exhibition space and help arts and art education to flourish in their local community.
The auction consists of over 100 mini-postcard masterpieces created by The Bomb Factory’s own, many of whom are graduates of the Royal College of Art, alongside many other British and international art schools. The auction provides a unique opportunity to purchase work by recent graduates before their prices soar. Alongside work by Oli Epp, Mark Wallinger and many more, are pieces by emerging talent Serena Huang, an RCA graduate and Bloomberg New Contemporaries artist (2021); and Liam Fallon a Manchester graduate and shortlisted Mark Tanner Sculpture Prize artist, whose work examines queer culture and the way that different materials contribute into our understanding of queerness.
Pallas Citroen, director and founder of The Bomb Factory, is a multi-disciplinary artist, who turned to art after a diverse career that included modelling, writing for style and football magazines and running London nightclubs. She started the foundation after completing her MA in Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins, in order to create a new home for contemporary artists in central London and to encourage local community participation in the arts.
Art on a Postcard is thrilled to be returning to The Bomb Factory South for the Private View of this auction on 19th May. RSVP Here
In the Artist Studios
Sound and Painting: Andrew Pierre Hart
Andrew discusses his practice and inspirations, including his use of colour and his most influential teachers.
Art & Community: Pallas Citroen at The Bomb Factory
Pallas discusses the work around the Bomb Factory and invites us into her studio, reflecting on her own artistic practice.
Andrew Pierre Hart • Angela Maasalu • Anna Reading • Barry Reigate • Bill Daggs • Clemence Hemard-Hermitant • Emmet Kierans • Farnaz Gholami • Freya Tewelde • Hamit Üçok • Harry Hugo Little • Hee Jyung Kim • Henry Coleman • Hugo Lami • Irene Pouliassi • Jonny Green • Justine Hounam • Kathryn Gee • Katya Granova • Kelvin Atmadibrata • László von Dohnányi • Liam Fallon • Maja Djordjevic • Marc Prats • Marco Bizzarri • Marcus Leotaud • Mark Wallinger • Noa Weintraub • Oli Epp • Pallas Citroen • Paola Estrella • Pol Wah Tse • Robert Cooper • Royan Ayinde • Sabrina Mumtaz Husan• Sarah Lederman • Serena Huang • Sol Golden Sato • Tarek Sebastian Al-shammaa • Tess Williams • Won-Joon Choi • Yang Xu • Yewande YoYo Odunubi • Zoey Chang • Zongbo Jiang •
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 2025. Its strategy is based around pillars of better prevention, increased diagnosis and treatment for all.
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.
The Bomb Factory is an exciting, dynamic arts hub based across two sites; Archway, North London and Chelsea, South West London.
The Bomb Factory Art Foundation was founded on the premise that art, artists and creative culture offer significant value in our society. Our mission is to support artists, cultural organisations and educational institutions to engage people of all ages and backgrounds in the viewing and creation of art.
Holding high profile exhibitions and events, they also provide studio spaces and a supportive community for over 75 resident artists as well as wide-ranging education programmes for the local communities of North and South West London.
The Auction Collective was established by former Christie's auctioneer and Contemporary Art Specialist Tom Best. Tom spent six years at Christie’s London as an auctioneer, and two years in humanitarian aid before combining these twin passions for art and social good.
The Auction Collective is an auction services platform that helps artists, arts organisations and charities run efficient and enjoyable auctions. Combining a suite of innovative in-person and online auction technology with a wealth of auction expertise and advice, The Auction Collective makes the auction process a simple, effective, and enjoyable experience from start to finish.
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.