Art on a Postcard - The Hepatitis C Trust

Art on a Postcard Winter Auction 2020

We are delighted to announce the return of Art on a Postcard’s (AOAP) Winter Auction. The last six months and the global pandemic have seen so many changes to the way we work but we are excited to bring back our most popular annual auction.  Out of the two hundred and thirty artists taking part this year, highlights include the Paraguayan artist Faith Wilding, known for her feminist performances and installations in the 70s, the Dutch polemical artist Erik van Lieshout, British Anj Smith whose intricately rendered paintings explore issues of identity, eroticism, mortality, and fragility; the critically acclaimed British artist Ryan Mosely who has recently taken part in the group show Radical Figure, Painting in the New Millennium at the Whitechapel in London and Saint Lucian born artist Winston Branch whose accolades include a Guggenheim fellowship and whose work is held in the collections of many of the world’s top galleries including The Tate.    
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. 

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS

Adam Koukoudakis • Adham Faramawy • Aileen Murphy • Alan Fears • Alan Furneaux • Alex Hanna • Alexander Johnson •  Alistair Gibbs • Alva Skog • Amy Bessone • Amy May George • Andreas Gefeller • Andreas Eriksson • Andrew Mockett • Andrew Francis • Andrew Torr • Andrew Salgado • Andrius Miežis •  Anj Smith • Anna Leonhardt • Anne Bean • Archie Franks •  Ariel Vargassal • Aspen Whitehead • Bao • Bench Allen • Bill Adams • Bobbie Russon • Boo Mitford • Brendan Neiland RA • Brita Granström • Carl Cashman • Carne Griffiths • Caroline Cornelius • Carys Evans • Cathy Tabbakh • Catriona Millar • CB Hoyo • Céline Bodin • Charles Williams • Charlie Calder-Potts • Charlotte MacMillan • Chris Daniels • Chris Orr RA • Christina Niederberger • Christy Burdock • Claire Burbridge • Corinna Button • Cosmo Sarson • Craig Ward • Cripta Djan • Daisy Emerson • Dan Treacy • Dan Parry Jones • Dan Baldwin • Daniel Rich • David Harrison • Day Bowman • Deborah Cruden •Deborah Batt • Duncan Grant • Duncan Bullen • Eduardo Terrazas • EllaWalker • Emma O'Hara • Eric Aho • Eric Inkala • Erik vanLieshout • Estaban Jeffeserson • Ewan Keenan • Faith Wilding • Felix Tredwell • Fin Dac • Fiona Bradford • Fiona Roberts • Frances Borden • Francisca Pinto • Francks F. Deceus •Fred Fowler • Freya Douglas Morris • Georgia Hayes • Georgia Peskett • Gideon Rubin • Gordon Close • Gordon Dalton • Graham Dean • Graham Fink • Grant Watson • Greg Creek • Gro Thorsen • Gu Wenda • Hannah Tilson • Helen Beard • Henrietta Dubrey • Heri Dono • Iman Raad • Jake Attree • Jake Clark • Jake Pressing • James Crowther • James Joyce • Jan Zoeller • Janet Archer • Jason Gibilaro • Jasper Galloway • Jenny Watson • Jeremy Annear • Jim Denomie • Jo Kitchen • Jo Sweeting • Joana Galego • Joe Bloom • Johan Bjorkegren • John MacLean • John Emannuel • John Issley • JohnnyX • Jonas Bergert • Jonathan Christie • Jonni Cheatwood • José Alvarez • Justin Virdi •Karen Thomas • Karimah Hassan • Karolina Albricht • Kate Sherman • Kathryn MacNaughton •Keegan McHargue • Kelly Stewart • Kelly-Anne Davitt • Kemi Onabulé • Ken Lum • Kevin Yaun • Kirsty Lackie • Krista Harris • Kristy Chan • Laurence de Valmy • Lian Zhang • Lois Wallace • Louise LeGrice • Lucas Rise • Luci Maclaren • Lucy Austin • Łukasz Stoklosa • Luke Elwes • Magnus Gjeon • Malcolm Ashman • Mandy Payne • Marc Standing • Marcus Aitken • Margeret Corocan • Marie Athenstaedt • Marion Archer • Mark Peppé • Mark Cazalet • Mark Demsteader • Marley Freeman • Martyn Brewster • Matthew Hodgkin • Max Renneisen • Max Gimson • MC Llamas • Megan Fatharly • Melissa Scott Miller • Michael Ajerman • Micheal Cox • Micheal Bishop • Mick Rooney RA • Miles Regis • Mit Senoj • Monica Perez • Natalie Arnoldi • Nicole Chui • Norris Yim • Oda Iselin Sønderland • Oliver Dorrell • Orla Egan • Orlanda Broom • Paige Perkins • Pam Glew • Patrick Hughes • Patrick Thomas • Peter Jones • Peter Clossick • Pierre Knop • Rachel Grobstein • Rachel Arif • Ralph Anderson • Raùl Codero • Raychel Sybil Raymonde • Richard Bawden • Richard & Kay Spare • Robert E. Wells • Robert James-Clarke • Rosalind Hobley • Rosie Emerson • Ruth Philo • Ryan Mosley • Sara Dare • Sax Berlin • Sean Molloy • Sebastian Mayrle • Seren Bell •  Shai Yehezkelli • Sharon McPhee • Shascha Brylla • Simon Laurie • Simon Ledson •Sinead Breslin •SINÉAD NÍ MHAONAIGH • Sola Olulode • Steven Quinn • Stoney Darkstone • Su Blackwell  • Supermudane • Susanna Coffey • Tamsin Abbot • Tariku Shiferaw • Taylor Thomas • Tim Bavington • Tom Wilmot • Tomas Watson • Tooney Phillips • Trevor Kiernander • Tuesday Riddel • Vanessa Gardiner • Verne Dawson • Vivien Kohler • Walter Swennon • Willard Beopple • William LaChance • Winston Branch • Yacine Tilalia Yanghwa • Yvonne Robert


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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 Tainted 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.

‘The helpline one of the most difficult and important jobs at The Hepatitis C Trust and the Trust. In the coming months we expect to be inundated with calls as the Tainted Blood Inquiry is set to be the biggest Inquiry this country has seen. The generosity of the artists who contribute to the auction will go a long way to raising both awareness and funds and ensuring there are fewer unnecessary deaths of hepatitis C’ - Samantha May

To find out more about the work of the helpline team and their involvement in the Infected Blood Enquiry, listen to our Art on a Podcast episode with helpline manager Samantha May. 

The Infected Blood Enquiry trial resumes 22nd September 2020 

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