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 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 2025.



PREVIOUS AUCTIONS

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.

ART ON A PODCAST

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.

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How do I place a bid?

STEP 1: REGISTER FOR THE AUCTION

Firstly, you will need to have an account with The Auction Collective to register for the auction. 

Then visit our auction page on The Auction Collective and register for the auction. 

STEP 2: BEGIN BIDDING

Once bidding opens you will be able to place your ‘Maximum bid’. The platform will automatically bid for you against other bidders in bidding increments. You will be notified if you have been outbid and will be given a chance to counter. Any bids placed last minute of the auction extend the entire auction by two minutes so that everyone has the chance to bid again. For more information, please see The Auction Collective’s video on timed online auctions and their article on how to bid.

STEP 3: WIN YOUR BID!

The bidder with the highest bid when the countdown times out will win the piece. The winning bidder will receive an email notifying them of their success and will be provided further instructions on payment from the AoaP team. 

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.