Our Auctions


In 2014 Art on a Postcard was intended to be a one off secret postcard auction, but it went so well it has spawned a small industry. Artists and photographers who have taken part in our auctions include Damien Hirst, Gavin Turk, Marc Quinn, Gilbert and George, Peter Blake RA, Hurvin Anderson, Grayson Perry RA, Larry Clark, Martin Parr, Michael Craig Martin RA, Chantal Joffe RA, Joan Snyder, Claudette Johnson, Mali Morris RA, Genieve Figgis, Vanessa Jackson RA, Rebecca Salter RA, Anne Desmet RA, Catherine Opie, Wolfgang Tillmans, Paula Rego, Julian Opie, Hassan Hajajj, Cecily Brown, Harland Miller, Marina Abramović, Florine Démosthène, Lubaina Himid and Jeremy Deller.

Almost a decade later, we have a number of outstanding events under our belts including partnerships with The Other Art Fair and Photo London as well our annual outings with Art Car Boot Fair. Our work has also won us awards for our innovative fundraising initiatives. 

100% of the money raised in our Art on a Postcard auctions goes to charity. We have historically raised money for The Hepatitis C Trust and their campaign to eliminate hepatitis C in the UK by the year 2030. We now work with other charities including War Child UK and Choose Love.

Art on a Postcard


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.



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.




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.


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.


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