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Art on a Postcard (AOAP) is thrilled to have two influential curators, Hector Campbell and Susan Davis, who have curated a remarkable collection for our summer auction. Hector Campbell, an Art Historian, writer, and co-founder of Soup Gallery, has brought in a selection of cutting-edge contemporary artists, many of whom are making their AOAP debut. Our second curator, Susan Davis, has connected galleries, artists and collectors with her Art City Works (ACW) initiative, making art more accessible, championing emerging artists and promoting charitable initiatives. And as with all our auctions, Art on a Postcard has also curated a superb selection of current international artists. 

 

The money raised will support The Hepatitis C Trust’s program to improve prison health, including increasing screening and treatment rates for viruses such as hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and HIV. The Trust has worked in prisons for over a decade, tested over 46,000 people, and engaged almost 150,000 in outreach and education programs since 2019. Expanding the program to support wider health, including preventing heart disease and cancer, is a crucial priority for 2024. 

 

Hector’s highlights include rising star George Rouy, who recently featured in Hauser and Wirth’s major show, Present Tense, which showcased the best of upcoming British contemporary art. Mallorcan artist Gori Mora delves into how technology and social media shape and intensify love, sexual desire, and queerness. Italian artist Nina Silverberg hones in on everyday objects – from books to furniture – to explore where our inner and outer worlds meet.  

 

Special mention from Susan’s auction goes to British/Nigerian artist Kemi Onabulé, whose work reflects the current state of the world, marked by economic instability, environmental degradation, and shifts in societal norms.  Vermont-born Genevieve Cohen who ‘has said my paintings acknowledge and reflect a world where female power is derived from collaboration, self-endowed agency and connection with the natural world’. Since his debut solo presentation at Patrick Davies Contemporary Art in 2021, British artist Will Fice has gained recognition as a promising emerging artist to watch.  

 

Art on a Postcard’s roster includes American artist Jeremy Olson, who currently has a show at Unit, London. Rebekah Rubalcava who is a self-taught oil painter. Her art probes her subconscious dream world, revealing personal symbolism, intrusive thoughts, romanticised experiences, and highly emotional narratives. Almine Rech represented artist John McAllister, for whom the influences of French masters such as Matisse, Bonnard, or Braque during his fauvist period reveal his obsession with the spectral qualities of light and its capture. Lastly, Jennifer Lee creates lifelike paintings based on images she finds online, transforming everyday objects into emotionally evocative works of art. 

 

I am delighted to be collaborating with Gemma and the team at Art on a Postcard for their upcoming summer auction. I have long been a fan of the organisation and the excellent work they do to support not only The Hepatitis C Trust but also the national artistic ecosystem more broadly. It has been a pleasure to bring together a group of artists and friends to contribute to the upcoming auction, many of whom are working with Art on a Postcard for the first time. - Hector Campbell

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PREVIOUS AUCTIONS

Winter Auction 2023

Art on a Postcard's annual Winter Auction raised an astounding £98K, our best auction to date, with proceeds going to the Hepatitis C Trust. We had six wonderful guest curators who helped us achieve this result: Ell Pennick, Verity Babbs, Ed Cross, Millie Foster, Katherine Kittoe, and Frankie Shea. The line-up of over over 550 artworks were on view at contemporary art gallery, Gathering for our Private View.

AOAP x St Wilfrid's Hospice 2023

We are thrilled that our auctions in support of St Wilfrid's Hospice raised £52K for the Eastbourne-based charity. We displayed a line-up of postcards alongside larger pieces and ceramics at the Towner Gallery while the 2023 Turner Prize Exhibition was held. We were delighted to include artworks generously donated by Emma Mason Gallery and Polly Mockford.

Summer Auction 2023

Art on a Postcard's annual Summer Auction has raised a terrific £42K for the Hepatitis C Trust! The auction showcased over 350 artworks at our Private View at Hoxton Gallery and boasted names such as Jeremy Deller, Corinna Button, Tafadzwa Masudi, Ji Won Cha, Alya Hatta and Larissa Bates, among others.

AOAP x Jack Trodd

We were so excited to work with curator Jack Trodd, founder and director of Brushes with Greatness Gallery - the mini auction raised £13.5K for the Hepatitis C Trust. Jack curated a wonderful selection of artists including Mandy Racine, MJ Torrecampo, Nettle Grellier, Ben Edge, Andrew Salgado, among others.

AOAP x War Child UK 2023

Art on a Postcard's auction in support of War Child UK has raised £55K. The gorgeous line-up of artworks was displayed in person at India Rose James's gallery, Soho Revue, and included artists Loie Hollowell, Julian Opie, Christina Quarles, Lorna Robertson and Mahesh Baliga, among others.

International Women's Day 2023

We are delighted that our annual International Women's Day Auction has raised £41K for the Hepatitis C Trust. We had seven brilliant female curators: Beth Greenacre, Carrie Scott, Louise Fitzjohn, Bakul Patki, Mollie Barnes, Lee Sharrock and Sandra De Giorgi.

Winter Auction 2022

Art on a Postcard's Annual Winter Auction raised an astounding £96.5K - the largest ever raised by AOAP. We are so proud of this result, with all the proceeds going to the Hepatitis C Trust. Artists included Andrew Cranston, Grayson Perry, Clayton Schiff, Caroline Wong, Mie Olise, and Helen Beard, among many others.

AOAP x gowithyamo

Our mini auction guest curated by gowithYamo raised £8.5K! We were delighted with the wonderful curation by gowithYamo and Nathalie Brough which included artists such as Lisa Wright, Wilfrid Wood and Kay Gasei. All the proceeds of this auction with go to the Hepatitis C Trust.

SUMMER AUCTION 2022

Art on a Postcard presented its fourth annual Summer Auction with an exceptional line-up of emerging and established talent, displayed in person at The Other Art Fair, London We proudly raised £45k for the Hepatitis C Trust this edition, with stunning work donated by Marina Abramović, Ben Eine, Ishbel Myerscough and Jade Montserrat, and many more.

The Bomb Factory Foundation x AOAP

Our mini auction in collaboration with The Bomb Factory raised £15K! We are delighted to split the proceeds of this auction between The Hepatitis C Trust and The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, supporting their mission to provide affordable studio and free exhibition space, and and help arts and art education to flourish in their local community. 

India Rose James x AOAP

We were so excited to work with India Rose James on this mini auction raising money for Choose Love. Raising £22K, this is our most successful auction to date, with the average price of the lot at an impressive £420 - we are so grateful to India for helping us achieve such a milestone. 

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2022

We were thrilled to celebrate International Women's Day yet again with a line up of over 200 female identifying artists. We were so pleased to have raised 50k to go specifically towards the Hepatitus Trust C's work 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.

Winter 2021

Our annual Winter Auction returned bigger and better than ever - this is the largest auction we have ever had with over 500 beautiful lots. Our partners The Auction Collective and GowithYamo helped us produce this fantastic auction which raised £68k for the Trust, with incredible work donated by Hurvin Anderson, Mick Rooney, Catherine Repko, Deborah Batt, Andrew Salgado and many more.

She Curates x AOAP

Art on a Postcard was delighted to engage the curating skills of Mollie E Barnes AKA She Curates to produce a mini auction as part on The Hepatitis C Trust’s 20 year celebrations. Mollie is an Independent Curator based in the south England. Keen to address the gender and equality disparity in the art world, Mollie founded She Curates (@she_curates_) in 2020, a platform aimed at championing the voices and stories of women and queer artists around the world.

Summer 2021

Art on a Postcard returns with a superb line up for the 2021 Summer Auction. This year the Hepatitis C Trust celebrates its twentieth anniversary, and the amazing achievements they have made over the years. Our partners Dreweatts and GowithYamo helped us produce a wonderful auction, which raised £70k for the Trust with incredible work donated by Anish Kapoor, Jordan Wolfson, Shezad Dawood, Hush, Rana Begum and many more.

spring has sprung, curated by jealous gallery

Twenty artists from Jealous Gallery kindly donated their wonderful artworks to us for our first Art on a Postcard hosted auction. Spring has Sprung was packed full of all the idiosyncrasies we love about Jealous, the artwork is playful, has a sense of humour and is imbued with optimism.

International women's day 2021

From 25th February to 11th March 2021 we celebrated International Women's Day with a beautiful auction of artworks by international, female identifying artists. We continued our collaborations with Dreweatts auction house and gowithYamo, who created a wonderful virtual exhibition for us, leading to a total of £67k in funds which went to the Women's Prison Team at the Hepatitis C Trust.

Winter 2020

The Art on a Postcard Winter Auction 2020 was the second of our auctions, organised and held during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We continued our partnership with Dreweatts and joined forces with GowithYamo who produced a fantastic virtual exhibition for us. Despite the continued challenge of working virtually, we raised £75k for The Hepatitis C Trust with help from the outstanding artwork donated by Winston Branch, Faith Wilding, Erik van Lieshout, Anj Smith, Ryan Mosley and many more.

SUMMER 2020

The Art on a Postcard Summer Auction 2020 was organised and held during the COVID-19 pandemic. We partnered with Dreweatts auction house and auctioned off outstanding artwork from Julian Opie, Oh de Laval, Jake and Dinos Chapman and many others including Boy George, who made his Art on a Postcard debut. Despite the logistical challenges of lockdown and half our usual number of artworks, we were delighted to raise £47k for The Hepatitis C Trust.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY @ ALL BRIGHT 2020

The Art on a Postcard auction for International Women’s Day 2020 was created to raise money for the Women’s Prison Team at The Hepatitis C Trust who work to eliminate hepatitis C in women's prisons across the whole female estate. It was a pleasure hosting the event at AllBright Mayfair - the perfect setting for our all-female exhibition, where 100 of our supporters gathered to celebrate the incredible work of the female artist's who contributed to our auction! We were also honoured to host an artist talk with Caroline Coon, Vanessa Jackson RA and Lara Davies chaired by curator Beth Greenacre. The auction raised over £94k.

THE HEPATITIS C TRUST

PRISON TEAM

We met with The Hepatitis C Trust’s CEO Rachel Halford, Female Prison Peer Educator Jane Shea and Female Prison Peer Coordinator Julia Sheehan to learn more about the peer programme and the significant impact of their work.

Art on a Podcast with Rachel Halford

Listen to this enlightening chat where Rosa Torr and Rachel Halford, CEO of the Hep C Trust  discuss the history of the Trust as a patient led-patient run organisation, what’s happening to the charity sector during lockdown, how the coronavirus pandemic has offered up some interested opportunities to reach homeless people for blood testing, and how we are edging closer to our goal of eliminating Hepatitis c from the UK by 2025.

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MEET OUR ARTISTS

MICK ROONEY RA

Listen to Mick Rooney RA talk about the lost tradition of writing postcards and his history donating artwork to Art on a Postcard to raise money for The Hepatitis C Trust.

WHERE WERE THE SUMMER AUCTION ARTISTS LOCKED DOWN?⁠

Over the past few months the artists of our summer auction have been working hard to create beautiful postcard sized artworks. We took a look through the key hole into the places they've chosen to create them. 

Caroline Coon

We visited Caroline in her studio to learn more about her creative process and what influences her practice.

ANTONIA SHOWERING

We visited in Antonia's studio and made this short film.