Our Auctions

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 Cicely 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 2025.


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.


Each week Rosa Torr interviews some of the best creative minds from artists to gallerists and curators. Guests include Patrick Hughes, Donata Wenders, Beth Greenacre, Vanessa Jackson RA and many more.

These discussions focus on their practise, processes and artistic explorations, to inspire creativity and reveal an in-depth insight into the work of some of the worlds leading contemporary artists.



How do I place a bid?

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Create an online bidding account

Before you can start bidding, you must create an online bidding account. Visit www.Dreweatts.com to register.

All first-time bidders will be asked to provide two forms of identification:

- a passport or photographic driving licence

- a utility bill or document showing proof of name and address.

You will only be asked for your ID at the point of creating your online account and once your account has been set up, you will then be able to register for any future auctions.

Create an account HERE

Register to bid for the Art on a Postcard Auction

Once your online bidding account has been set up, log into your account, find the Art on a Postcard Auction and click the ‘Register to bid’ button. You can now place your bids. 

Place bids
Place high bids on your favourite artworks before or during the auction and Dreweatts' bidding system will automatically place bids for you up to that price. You will be notified via email if you have been outbid and can raise your high bids at any time. 

Pay online

Pay online for lots you’ve won. Learn more HERE

How do I bid for more than one artwork at a time?

If a bid is placed within the last minute of the defined time period, a ‘lot extension’ kicks in and keeps the lot open for a further 1 minute.  This is to stop ‘sniping’ – a practice used by bidders to place bids in the last few seconds to prevent other bidders being able to respond before the auction closes. Please note that the extension of one lot’s closing time does not affect other lots’ closing times.  However, you can keep an eye on more than one lot by setting your display to either the list or the grid view which allows you to see bidding activity on multiple lots and bid quickly accordingly in just two clicks.

You can find out more HERE on Dreweatts site.

If you don’t have the stomach for the nerve wracking final seconds of the auction lot then put in a commission bid. Commission bids may be left via your online bidding account or direct with Dreweatts. Simply decide your maximum bid for each lot and Dreweatts will bid on your behalf taking into account any other bids and the reserve price. Please note if two or more people submit commission bids at the same figure the first online bid received will take precedence.

How do I pay for my artwork and shipping?

Pay for artwork online on Dreweatts.com

Organise shipping by following the link in your winning bid confirmation email from Dreweatts.com to organise shipment on artonapostcard.com. If you would like to enquire about shipping costs in advance of bidding please email georgie.lillington@hepctrust.org.uk to receive a quote.

When will I receive my artwork?

Once we have confirmed your payments for both your artwork and shipping we will send out your artwork. We aim to send your artwork within 5 working days of your confirmation. You will receive an email notification containing your tracking number. Please note - shipping times vary depending on the destination.

I have won an artwork. What does my money goes towards?

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 2025. Visit hepctrust.org.uk to learn more about the Trust’s work.