Our Auctions

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Art on a Postcard launched in 2014, intended to be a one off secret postcard auction. However, the first edition was such a success that we have since gone on to hold 3 auctions a year to raise more funds for The Hepatitis C Trust. Artists and photographers who have taken part in our auctions include Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry CBE, RA, Marina Abramoviç, Harland Miller, Martin Parr, Es Devlin, Jeremy Deller, Peter Blake, Gilbert and George, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Patrick Hughes, Wolfgang Tillmans, Marc Quinn and Cecily Brown.

100% of the money raised in our Art on a Postcard auctions goes to The Hepatitis C Trust’s campaign to eliminate hepatitis C in the UK by the year 2030.



PREVIOUS AUCTIONS

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.