Art on a Podcast - Series 7 - Summer Auction 2021

We're delighted to announce the new series of Art on a Podcast for our Summer Auction, celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Hepatitis C Trust. This series features interviews with participating artists Shezad DawoodLiberty BlakeMichael ScogginsMargaret Rose Vendryes, Dave WhiteZoe Hawk as well as founder and former CEO of The Hepatitis C Trust, Charles Gore.
24 June – 8 July 2021 
Bidding starts at £50 on each lot

EPISODE 1: Charles Gore - Founder of The Hepatitis C Trust

When The Trust opened “There were more than 500 HIV charities registered in the UK and not a single one for hepatitis C" - Charles Gore - Founder and former CEO

Listen to discover how and why The Hepatitis C Trust was started in this exclusive interview with The Trust's extraordinary founder and previous CEO, Charles Gore.

In the episode Charles speaks about what it takes to open a charity, the developments and moments in The Hepatitis C Trust’s history that made the elimination goal possible, challenges the charity has faced, and insight into the climate of health charities and his views on what makes a charity a success. We are so proud to be a part of The Hepatitis C Trust and raise money to help them on their journey to eliminate hepatitis C.

Learn more information about The Hepatitis C Trust on their website:


"The artworks Shezad Dawood has donated "are a continuation of thinking around the esoteric potential of nets that started on Fogo Island in 2019.” - Shezad Dawood

In this episode, Rosa talks to acclaimed multidisciplinary artist Shezad Dawood. Topics include kelp forests, Twilight zones in the ocean, intersectionality, the power of asking ‘stupid’ questions and much more.

Shezad Dawood works across the disciplines of painting, film, neon, sculpture, performance, virtual reality and other digital media to ask key questions of narrative, history and embodiment. Through a fascination with the esoteric, otherness, the environment and architectures both material and virtual, he interweaves stories, realities and symbolism to create richly layered artworks.

Shezad has generously donated Lots 96 & 97 to our Summer Auction. View the lots here.


The Art on a Postcard Summer Auction artist in question today is Michael Scoggins. In the episode Rosa and Michael talk about democratising art, elitism within the art world, connecting with your child in your creative practise and much more.

Michael Scoggins is an American artist best known for his works on notebook paper which feign the attitude of a petulant adolescent doodling. Similarly to the works of David Shrigley, the artist utilizes cynicism, irony, and novice drawing. Scoggins came to this style by revisiting his own childhood sketchbooks and realizing how disarmingly truthful they were in comparison to the paintings he had been making as an adult. His alter-ego, a personality reminiscent of the Dadaist tradition, Michael S., presents the artist as an uninhibited child. Born in 1973 in Washington D.C., he received his MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006. Today, his works are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, CA, and the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, GA, among others. Scoggins lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Michael Scoggins has generously donated Lots 311 and 312 to our Summer Auction. View the lots here.

EPISODE 4: Margaret Rose Vendryes

In today’s podcast Rosa interviews the wonderful Margaret Rose Vendryes. They discuss Divas, academia and the role of bias within the art world.

Margaret Rose Vendryes is an art historian, visual artist, and curator. She received her BA in fine arts from Amherst College, MA in art history from Tulane University, and Ph.D. in art history from Princeton University. Among several honors, Vendryes was an American Association of University Women Fellow and a Scholar-in-Residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. In 2008, University Press of Mississippi published Vendryes’ book Barthé, A Life in Sculpture, the first comprehensive monograph on the late African American sculptor Richmond Barthé. The African Diva Project, a multimedia body of work reveals Vendryes’ engagement with African art and aesthetics and its intersection with Black celebrities and visual culture. The Project began in 2005 and has grown to over 75 works of art including paintings on canvas and paper, digital compositions, collage, interactive installation, and outdoor art exhibitions.

Margaret Rose has generously donated Lots 136-138 to the Art on a Postcard Summer Auction. View the lots here.


In the episode Rosa talks with Liberty Blake, collage artist and painter. They discuss their need for adventure, Utah, using found materials, and the upbringing that entails being brought up by Peter Blake.

Born in England in 1968, Liberty grew up in an alternative, arts-centric environment that encouraged self-expression and creativity. She attended The Looking Glass School, a small experimental school that fostered arts and the environment. This formed the beginning of her love for art, outdoor adventure, and the natural world.

In 1997 she moved to Utah, with her partner and son, where she co-ran the ‘Art Shack’ at Sundance, teaching, exhibiting, and doing graphic design for the resort. It was during this time that she made her first wilderness-inspired abstract collages. Her collages are a document of the wild natural places and neglected urban environments of the American West. She has shown extensively in Utah, in group and solo shows, and was previously represented by The Phillips Gallery and Modern West Gallery in Salt Lake City. Her work is housed in private collections across the United States, Europe, and Canada. Her current body of work explores the impact of wildfires, their increasing severity, and growing threat.

Liberty has generously donated Lots 151-154 our Summer Auction. View the lots here.


This episode features two of the Art on a Postcard Summer Auction artists, Ben Edge and Dave White. Ben and Rosa discuss his current exhibition with the Museum of British Folklore down in the Crypt at Kings Cross. Dave and Rosa discuss discuss dinosaurs, authenticity and Nike Jordans.

Ben Edge is a visual artist and songwriter who lives and works in North London. He grew up in Southborough, Kent, spending weekends visiting his Dad in Shoreditch, London, where he developed a passion for local history, storytelling, and folklore.

Dave White is a contemporary British Artist who dedicates his work to celebrating popular culture and interpreting emotive issues. White graduated with a BA (Hons) Fine Art (Painting) at Liverpool John Moores University and has enjoyed success from the inception of his career, with selection for the Northern Graduates exhibition at the Royal College of Art in 1994, whilst also debuting at Sotheby’s London and international art fairs.

Ben Edge has donated Lots 387-389 and Dave White has donated Lot 397 to our Summer Auction View the lots here.


To end Series 7 of Art on a Podcast, Rosa talks with the brilliant Zoe Hawk.

Zoe Hawk’s work deals with the complex experience of girlhood, exploring adolescent anxiety, feminine identity, and belonging. Zoe holds a BFA in studio art from Missouri State University, and an MFA in painting from the University of Iowa. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, and included in publications such as New American Paintings, Plastik Magazine, ArtMaze Mag (UK), and JOIA Magazine (Chile). She has attended artist residencies in Ireland, Norway, Belgium, and Qatar, and the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY. Exhibitions include From Pangs to Pangolins, curated by Trenton Doyle Hancock (Shulamazit Nazarian, Los Angeles), The Four Stages of (Art) Love by The Street and the Shop (FRIEZE LA), SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2019 by the Desert Center (Los Angeles), Contemporary Art Qatar (Kraftwerk, Berlin), and solo exhibition Dreaming As The Summers Die (Glass Rice, San Francisco). Special collaborative projects have included pieces for ZARA’s Women in Artclothing collection, released worldwide in 2019, and the Day Dreamers Tarotdeck, created for international documentary film festival TRUE/FALSE in 2020. Zoe is currently based in Columbia, Missouri.

Zoe has generously donated Lots 439 and 440 to our Summer Auction. View the lots here.