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Art on a Postcard (AOAP) is delighted to announce a special guest auction with War Child UK to raise money for the hugely impressive work they do supporting children in war zones. The auction will consist of a stellar line up of approximately 100 artists including New York based Loie Hollowell, currently represented by Pace Galley, Parisian based, writer, painter and printmaker Kate McCrickard, US artist Rob Browning has delivered 4 quietly haunting and beautifully executed artworks, British Pop Artist Julian Opie, Indian artis Mahesh Baliga who is represented by David Zwirner, Scottish artist Lorna Robertson who is represented by Ingleby Gallery and Berlin based Navot Miller who showed with Carl Freedman at last autumn’s Frieze in London.
A number of Art on a Postcard favourites have also sent in original postcard sized pieces to support War Child UK. Sara Pope has delivered a little oil painting, the hugely popular Eelus has also sent in original work, Rachel Ross’s exquisite work will be included, plus Darren Reid, who has excelled this year with a perfectly formed oil painting of an everyday landscape.
AOAP Founder Gemma Peppé was keen to support War Child UK as her mother is effectively a war child. Like many of her generation she was affected by the Second World War. “My mother was arrested in 1939 along with her mother in Lviv (formerly Lvov in Poland) with her mother when she was nine months old. They spent four years in a camp in Siberia before being released and eventually ending up in the UK, having been exiled from their native Poland. These difficult beginnings leave their marks on the adults that these children become, what War Child does to ease their passage is essential and I’m proud to support them.”
Artists to be announced soon.
At War Child we are driven by a single goal – ensuring a safe future for every child affected by war.
We work in some of the hardest to reach places to support those who are hardest hit. We aim to reach children as quickly as
possible when conflict breaks out and stay long after the cameras have gone to support them through their recovery. We work with local communities and
governments to help protect and educate children, and support them to heal and learn, for a safer, brighter future.
Every day, our local teams are in communities and refugee camps creating safe spaces for children to play, learn and access psychological support. We also specialise in responding rapidly to emergency crisis situations as-they-happen, to offer immediate and critical aid to keep children safe and help them through their trauma.
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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.