Art on a Postcard - The Hepatitis C Trust

International Women's Day Auction 2022 

Bidding open 24 Feb – 15 March 2022 | Online with Dreweatts
Private View – 1 March 2022  |  The Bomb Factory South | RSVP HERE
 

This year’s Art on a Postcard (AoaP) International Women’s Day Auction has a stellar line up of female identifying talent and it being our third we can safely say it’s an annual event now.  We are delighted to announce this auction will once again be hosted with Dreweatts

This year’s line-up features the work of highly collectable female identifying artists ranging from emerging new graduates to world-renowned artists. The 2022 participants include Charmaine Watkiss, whose work is concerned with what she calls ‘memory stories’. She creates stories primarily through research connected to the African Caribbean diaspora, and then maps the stories onto life sized figures. New York based artist Philemona Williamson joins the line-up, her work explores the tenuous bridge between adolescence and adulthood, along with Brooklyn based Louise Lawler aiming to raise questions about the production, circulation, and presentation of art through her creations.

They will be shown alongside pieces from Sarah Ortmeyer, Allison Katz, Lara Schnitger, Penny Goring, Florence Peake and Emma Cousin for this edition.

Emerging voices will also feature offering the opportunity to spot fresh talents, such as New Contemporary 2021 Shannon Bono who is invested in producing layered, figurative, compositions that centralise black womanhood as a source of knowledge and understanding. Also, Amanda Ba who has achieved quick success with her erotic red female figures, and depictions of animals exploring interspecies relations, queerness and cultural identity. Original creations will also be available by Bunmi Agusto, Mandy Franca and Victoria Cantons among others.

As well these exciting additions, Art on a Postcard is delighted to welcome back expressionistic American artist Katherine Bernhardt and Royal Academicians Vanessa Jackson, Mali Morris and Anne Desmet.

The AoaP women’s auctions focus on the work The Hepatitis C Trust does in women’s prisons. In 2022 The Trust will be expanding their women’s hepatitis C work beyond the prison walls into probation services and women’s centres, the money from this auction will help achieve this goal. It is The Hepatitis C Trust’s belief that many of the women incarcerated in the UK are there because of addiction and mental health problems and need help, not locking up.

Our prison work gives us the unique opportunity to engage hard to reach women. When these women take control of their health, often when they've not been in control of anything, there is a considerable knock-on effect. Accessing treatment changes their lives and can be the catalyst to getting clean and sober and into more manageable ways of life. Art on a Postcard shows these women that they are valued and cared about. Julia Sheehan - National Female Prisons Coordinator

Bidding starts at £50 for each lot.
Happy Bidding!

Participating Artists

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.     

Dreweatts auctioneers was established in 1759 and is one of the foremost auction houses in the UK.

It comprises 22 specialist departments ranging from Fine Art (Old Master Paintings, British & European Pictures, Modern & Contemporary art), Jewellery and Watches, Silver, Wine, Books and Manuscripts, British & European Ceramics & Glass, Decorative Arts & Modern Design, Ephemera, Furniture, House Sales & Collections, Clocks, Barometers and Scientific Instruments, Asian Ceramics and Works of Art and Live Steam and Model Engineering.

It holds regular specialist sales from a highly-qualified expert team, totalling more than 70 sales per year including curated Interiors sales, single owner collections and house sales.

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.

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.