Series 3: A Colourful Summer

We’re excited to be back with a new series that’ll take us over the next five weeks in the build-up to the AOAP joyously colourful summer auction. Rosa Torr will be chatting to some of the participating artists including Lothar Goetz, Liorah Tchiprout, Kev Munday and Scarlett Bowman, as well as BBC Arts correspondent and Art Director Maeve Doyle. Check it out and stick with us this series for some more insightful interviews with world renowned artists. Enjoy!

EPISODE 1: The Cause - The Hepatitis C Trust Helpline

This auction will focus on The Hepatitis C Trust’s helpline which is staffed entirely by people who have had hepatitis C. The helpline has become a key component in the current Infected Blood Inquiry, the largest public enquiry in British history, which was launched to investigate why infected blood products were being used to treat NHS patients prior to 1992. Helpline manager Samantha May is providing supporting evidence to the Inquiry team based on statistics and common facts drawn out by the numerous calls to our helpline over the years. The number of calls from people who have received infected blood during transfusion and subsequently been misdiagnosed for years only to find they have cirrhosis or liver cancer have snowballed and keeping up is increasingly difficult. ⁠ ⁠

Listen to the podcast to learn more about the helpline and their involvement in the Infected Blood Inquiry.

The Infected Blood Enquiry trial resumes 22nd September 2020. To get more information about the cause and read more about the inquiry, visit hepctrust.org.uk/information/infected-blood-inquiry ⁠

Episode 2: Winston Branch

World renowned artist, Winston Branch, is one of the many participating artists in Art on a Postcard's upcoming Winter Auction (5th - 19th November 2020). 

Winston Branch (born in 1947) is a British artist originally from Saint Lucia, the sovereign island in the Caribbean Sea. He still has a home there, while maintaining a studio in California. Works by Branch are included in the collections of Tate Britain, the Legion of Honor De Young Museum in San Francisco, California, and the St Louis Museum of Art in Missouri. Branch was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1978, the British Prix de Rome, a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Fellowship to Berlin, a sponsorship to Belize from the Organization of American States, and was Artist in Residence at Fisk University in Tennessee. He has been a professor of fine arts and has taught at several art institutions in London and in the US. He has also worked as a theatrical set designer with various theatre groups.