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Art on a Postcard (AOAP) has historically raised money for The Hepatitis C Trust going towards its campaign to eliminate hepatitis C in the UK by the year 2030. AOAP now works with other charities including Choose Love and War Child UK - if you're interested in having a charity auction with us, please get in touch
In 2014 Art on a Postcard was intended to be a one off secret postcard auction, but it went so well it has spawned a small industry. Artists and photographers who have taken part in our auctions include Damien Hirst, Gavin Turk, Marc Quinn, Gilbert and George, Peter Blake RA, Hurvin Anderson, Grayson Perry RA, Larry Clark, Martin Parr, Michael Craig Martin RA, Chantal Joffe RA, Joan Snyder, Claudette Johnson, Mali Morris RA, Genieve Figgis, Vanessa Jackson RA, Rebecca Salter RA, Anne Desmet RA, Catherine Opie, Wolfgang Tillmans, Paula Rego, Julian Opie, Hassan Hajajj, Cecily Brown, Harland Miller, Marina Abramović, Florine Démosthène, Lubaina Himid and Jeremy Deller.     
Almost a decade later, we have a number of outstanding events under our belts including partnerships with The Other Art Fair and Photo London as well our annual outings with Art Car Boot Fair. Our work has also won us awards for our innovative fundraising initiatives. 
In addition to our auctions we have a print shop which includes a catalogue of contemporary art prints a number of sell out print editions including  Hate’s Outta Date by Harland Miller. 
Take a look at our shop - the proceeds go to The Hepatitis C Trust
We started it because hepatitis C is a very hard disease to fundraise for. The artworks must stand on their own as desirable items regardless of the fact that the money goes to charity. It’s so important that it’s all about the art, we would never ask a celebrity to take part. When you buy artwork from us you know we have thoroughly researched and handpicked the artists. - Gemma Peppé
Our Auctions  
All of the artworks are available to view on our website while the auction in running, bidding takes place online.  
The auctions are curated and by invite only. All of the artists make their living entirely from the sale of their art. Our auctions have raised over three quarter of a million pounds to date. 
Art on a Postcard stands out from other similar ventures due to its astute curatorial eye – each auction features emerging talent on the cusp of greatness. The auctions always spotlight a diverse range of global artists with an impetus on highlighting 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. - Bella Bonner-Evans, FAD Magazine Feature
Art on a Postcard is proud to now support other charities with our auctions - our mini auction curated by India Rose James raised proceeds for Choose Love's Ukraine campaign. In 2023, we will be hosting an auction in aid of War Child UK. 
 

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