An Art on a Postcard Mini Auction guest curated by Jack Trodd

Art on a Postcard (AOAP) is thrilled to announce its upcoming mini auction guest curated by Jack Trodd, founder of Brushes with Greatness (BWG Gallery & BWG Agency). Jack has brought together over 45 exciting artists including Alfie Rouy, Ben Edge, Mandy Racine, MJ Torrecampo, Nettle Grellier and Suhaylah H. Proceeds from this auction will go to The Hepatitis C Trust and their campaign to eliminate hepatitis C in the UK by 2030. Bidding will be open from 25th May - 8th June via The Auction Collective

Auction dates: 25 May - 8 June | Register to bid

Art on a Postcard has a reputation for showcasing the most innovative and exciting artists working today and Jack has used his keen curatorial eye to bring on a slew of emerging talent. We are delighted to welcome back Korean-born Minyoung Choi, a recent Slade graduate and winner of the Wells Art Contemporary Award – Next Generation Art, who had recent solo exhibitions at Lychee One and Galeria Pelaires Cabinet; long-time AOAP supporter Andrew Salgado, considered a leading figurative painter of his generation, whose international solo exhibitions include BEERS London, MAKI Gallery and PIERMARQ Gallery and work is held in many institutional collections; and returning favourite Ben Edge, whose sell-out solo exhibition Ritual Britain received national acclaim and has since exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2022).

Among the featured artists are also AOAP favourites including Lara Cobden, a figurative painter and finalist of the John Moors Painting Prize (2021) and Nettle Grellier, whose solo exhibitions include shows at Line Gallery, Delphian Gallery, and Huxley Parlour Gallery; and Oriele Steiner, whose artworks present whimsical moments in a surreal and humorous manner.
Jack has chosen a fascinating theme for this auction, ‘The Flesh and the Answer’, based on the first line of a poem by American poet and activist Muriel Rukeyser, Elegy in Joy. A poem which lends language – despite being written during a time of rife war - to unity, healing, a love for all life (of the known and the unknown), and an intent to live.

“It’s a rare honour to be curating an exhibition with AOAP considering my admiration for their work and the artists and curators they’ve brought together. Seeing so many of my favourite emerging artists’ responding to the central theme, and celebrating the founding poem by inspirational Poet, Activist & Feminist Muriel Rukeyser has been a deeply fulfilling experience.”– Jack Trodd

About Art on a Postcard

Art on a Postcard is a unique platform that offers the opportunity to purchase beautiful limited-edition artworks by celebrated artists at affordable prices. Our annual auctions have been going since 2014; bidding starts at £50 and they offer a truly rare chance to own mini masterpieces by highly collectible artists, whilst supporting a worthwhile cause, The Hepatitis C Trust.

About Jack Trodd

Former marketing and new business specialist Jack Trodd founded Brushes With Greatness in March 2021. Inspired by a lifelong love of art he sought to step out of the corporate world and apply his expertise to supporting artists who mirrored his ethics, passion, commitment, and enthusiasm.
BWG Gallery and Agency were established with the dual intent of offering private and commercial opportunities to emerging artists whilst advising on their practice growth, levelling issues around art world accessibility and creating equal opportunities around the acquisition of contemporary art.
During his first 18 months, Jack curated 25 commercial, public and charitable solo and group exhibitions, with BWG Gallery and independently. His curatorial focus, whilst ambitiously diverse in style, centres around encouraging interpersonal communication and sharing ideas through accessible, experiential art. He also curates independently for a number or arts organisations.

Jack has already built a dedicated community of artists, production specialists and an international base of collectors and art advisory clients. He has also recently begun training and offering opportunities to fellow emerging curators. He also volunteers with and advises several not-for-profit organisations in a curatorial capacity including charity arts organisation WIILMA, Art on a Postcard and Global Radio's Make Some Noise Foundation.

About The Hepatitis C Trust
The Hepatitis C Trust is the national charity for people with hepatitis C. It is a patient-led and patient-run organisation; most of its board, staff and volunteers have had hepatitis C themselves. It is committed to eliminating hepatitis C in the UK by 2030.

Its strategy is based around pillars of better prevention, increased diagnosis, and treatment for all. It has established strong partnership models of working with substance misuse and homeless service providers across the UK. In substance misuse services, it delivers staff training, peer-led education about the importance of testing and availability of new treatments, and personal one- to-one support from initial diagnosis through to treatment. It runs a range of support services, including a confidential national helpline run by staff and trained volunteers, all with personal experience of living with hepatitis C.