Art on a Postcard

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Bidding opens 27 Feb - 12 March

Private View: 5th March at the Bomb Factory, Covent Garden, London WC2B 6QX

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Art On a Postcard returns with their fifth annual International Women’s Day Auction featuring artist picks from eight guest female curators. Bidders can anticipate high-caliber, original postcard-sized artworks from a variety of emerging and established female artists with all proceeds going to the Hepatitis C Trust, specifically supporting the work they do with women affected by the criminal justice system, both in prison and local communities. ⁠

This year the auction will span two weeks, encompassing International Women’s Day on 8 March, with eight concurrent mini auctions taking place. Each of the guest curators will platform a selection of female artists, reimagining their relative disciplines and unique thematic approaches to fit bespoke postcard sized designs. There will be a preview of all the works at Bomb Factory, Covent Garden, where patrons can see all the work collectively in person before placing their bids.

Amongst this year’s curatorial line up is ‘All About Art’ podcast host, writer, and historian Alexandra Steinacker-Clark. Steinacker-Clark will bring artworks from the intimate and evocative Unskilled Worker, the wonderful and grotesque amalgamations of multi-disciplinary artist Flora Bradwell and the ‘mad-scientist’ approach of London-based, Australian artist Eva Dixon.

Art advisory and curatorial specialists Cura Art will showcase multidisciplinary artist, model, and art director Precious Opera, the emotionally drenched reimagined icons of painter Gill Button and the winner of the 2023 Emma Thompson Women in Art Prize, Svetlana Semenova.

Vanessa Murrell is a writer, co-host of Art Fictions Podcast and co-founder of Ye Collective, a Curatorial collective co-creating cultural actions and amplifying solidarity within the art industry. For AOAP Murrell champions the nostalgic and humorous adolescent depictions of Super Future Kid, the Chinoiserie influenced works of sculptor and ceramicist Hannah Lim and the digitally native aesthetic sensibilities of Maja Djordjevic.

Art historian, curator, writer, and presenter of ‘Jo's Art History Podcast’⁠, Jo McLaughlin has selected Rhona Taylor with her explorations of space and dimension, paint and paper collage artist Jo Hummel and cross-cultural painter Elaine Woo MacGregor.

Vittoria Beltrame, an independent curator, art dealer and advisor, is auctioning works by abstract painter Rebecca Hardacker, socially driven feminist painter Roxana Halls, abstract figurative artist Gal Schindler, fashion illustrator Jessica Bird and Phoebe Boddy with her signature poppy still-life’s.

Female-led not for profit community, Women in Art who aim to support, mentor, and promote women artists will also join the curatorial bill. Their auction line-up includes oil painter turned photographer Tracey Goldfinch Elson, the curiosity driven and ever-evolving multi-disciplinary artist Maayan Sophia Weisstub and portrait artist Han Han.

Art On a Postcard Founder, Gemma Peppé’s own selection includes sculptor and curator of the 2024 Royal Academy Summer Show Ann Christopher RA. Christopher is accompanied by the provoking works of artist Justine Smith, the culturally rich depictions of Simona Rusheya’s Bulgarian heritage, the dystopic media inspired stylings of Louise Reynolds, the surreal and uncanny figurative works of oil painter Xanthe Burdett, the familial narratives of Catherine Repko and renowned illustrator Magda Archer.

 

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS A-Z

Abby Cocovini • Abi Joy Samuel • Adriana Jaros • Ailsa Munro • Alejandra Aristizabal • Ali Bassett • Alice Campbell • Alice Mahoney • Alicia Reyes McNamara • Alya Hatta • Amber Elise • Amelia Coward • Amie Elizabeth Wolo • Amy Gardner • Amy Wiggin • Ann Christopher. RA • Anna Choutova • Anna Kay Sebastian • Aoibhin Maguire • Beatrice Brown • Betty Leung • Bianca MacCall • Bokani • Caroline Banks • Catherine Jacobs • Catherine Repko • Catrin Llwyd • Cecilia Fiona • Cecilia Granara • Claire Luxton • Clare Shenstone • Colette Lavette • Constance Read • Cristabel Blackburn • Daisy Campbell • Dessy Baeva • Dide • Elaine Woo Macgregor • Elena Rivera-Montanes • Ellie MacGarry • Emiko Aida • Emily Kraus • Emily Pope • Emma Loizides • Emma Price • Eva Dixon • Eve O’Callaghan • Fărcaş Oana • Ferha Farooqui • Fern O’ Carolan • Fiona Grady • Flora Bradwell • Gal Schindler • Georgina Davenport • Gill Button • Grace McNerney • Grace Woodcock • Han Han • Hannah Lim • Hannah Ní Mhaonaigh • Hannah Pratt • Hannah Rummery • Hannah Tilson • Harriet Gillett • Helen Kincaid • Hetty Douglas • Holly Brodie • Holly Stevenson • Ieva Ansaberga • Ingrid Berthon-Moine • Isabella Amram • Ivana de Vivanco • Janette Ralph • Jen Orpin • Jessica Rose Bird • Joanna Ambroz • Jodie Wincham • Jules Bradbury • Junyi Lu • Justine Smith • Kate Bentley RI • Kate Burling • Kathrin Blikisdorf • Kathrin Isabell Rhomberg • Katie Hallam • Katya Granova • Kirsty Wither • Kora Moya Rojo • Kostritskaya Anna • Kristjana Williams • Laura Marks • Laura Parker • Lauren Baker • Lauren Bowcott • Lee Sharrock • Lily Buchanan • Lily Ying Kemp • Linda Felcey • Lindsey Jean McLean • Lindsey Tyson • Lisa Denyer • Liz Whiteman Smith • Louise Bird • Louise Reynolds • Louise Richardson • Lucy Eades • Lucy Smallbone • Lulu Wang • Lydia Hamblet • Lynn McGregor • Maayan Sophia Weisstub • Madeleine De Angelis • Maeve Van Klaveren • Mafalda Vasconcelo • Magda Archer • Maggie Williams • Maja Đorđević • Manjari Sharma • Manon Steyaert • Marie Connery • Marina Dorgan • Maya Land • Megan Menzies • Melania Toma • Melody Thornton • Mia Faithfull • Mia Wilkinson • Michelle Conway • Miranda Donovan • Mona Broschár • Nadia Attura • Nadine Talalla • Naila Hazell • Natalie Pullen • Nicola Anthony • Nicole Rose • Nooka Shepherd • Olivia Kemp • Olivia Pinkney • Paula Turmina • Phoebe Boddy • Pia Pack • Poppaea (Poppy) Driver • Poppy Lennox • Precious Opara • Ptolemy Mann • Rachel Deacon • Ranny Cooper • Rebecca Farr • Rebecca Gilpin • Rebecca Hardaker • Rebecca Willing • Remi Ajani • Rhona Taylor • Rita Zaporozhets Maikova • Rosemary Burn • Rosie Gibbens • Roxana Halls • Saelia Aparicio Torinos • Salome Wu • Sara Gregory • Sarah Bold • Sarah Hardy • Sarah Hills • Sarah Jarrett • Sarah Karen • Scarlett Pochet • Selena Scott • Seline Burn • Sheila Chapman • Simona Ruscheva • Sona Asemani • Sophie Coe • Sophie Harding • Sougwen Chung • Sue Munson • Sunyoung Hwang • Susannah Douglas • Suzanne Moxhay • Suzie Silk • Svetlana Semenova • Tamara Malcher • Theresa Gourlay • Toni Gallagher • Trish Wylie • Unskilled Worker • Valeska Hykel • Vanessa Brassey • Vanessa Da Silva • Vanessa Garwood • Vera Petrova • Victoria Heald • Xanthe Burdett • Yage Guo • Yasmin Noorbakhsh • Zayn Qahtani

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.     

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The Bomb Factory is an exciting, dynamic community arts hub based across three sites; Archway in North London, Chelsea in South West London and Covent Garden in Central.

The Bomb Factory is a resource for the public, holding high-profile exhibitions and events, as well as wide-ranging education and outreach programmes for the local communities of North and South West London. The Bomb Factory is home to a supportive community of over 75 resident artists who help to facilitate the public programme.

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.