Art on a Postcard International Women's Day Auction

  • Gemma Peppe

This International Women's Day Auction has a totally different format to other years. We have invited seven female curators to each create an auction of female identifying artists. All seven auctions will run concurrently between 23 February and 9 March! The curators are Beth Greenacre, Carrie Scott, Bakul Patki, Lee Sharrock, Louise Fitzjohn, Mollie Barnes and Sandra De Giorgi, and each of them have introduced brand new artists to Art on a Postcard! The auctions will run on The Auction Collective with proceeds of the auction going to The Hepatitis C Trust.

Beth Greenacre, whose clients have famously included David Bowie and more recently the all-female members club Allbright in Mayfair has put together a brilliant show, including rising star Caroline Zurmley who depicts moments of luxury using nail polish, alongside mixed media artist Caroline Achaintre, whose work is held in The Tate.

Curator, Art Consultant and TV presenter Carrie Scott works closely with artists to build their profiles and sales. Her ten year collaboration with Nick Knight saw sales of his fine art photography soar alongside groundbreaking Museum exhibitions of his work, while she programmed the SHOWstudio Shop. She has curated exhibitions internationally for 20 years for both established artists like Kim McCarty who will also exhibit in Carrie's AOAP auction and emerging artists such as Walter & Zoniel and Bindi Vora who the curator has also chosen to feature in this project.

Lee Sharrock runs her own arts PR and Curation consultancy, and is also a writer for publications including FAD, Artlyst and Creative Review. Most recently she has curated a charity art auction at Christie’s, a solo exhibition of Yurim Gough at APT gallery and a group show at 99 Projects. Lee’s auction highlights include British sculptor Abigail Fallis, known for her commentary about over-consumption and consumerism, printmaker and Royal Academician Anne Desmet RA, the magical works of Icelandic born artist and illustrator Kristjana Williams, and Korean ceramicist Yurim Gough.

Arts and culture curator and producer Bakul Patki is featuring multi-award winning Nina Mae Fowler who is known for her highly detailed, large-scale drawings and installations, Australian artist Jasmine Manbridge who works in sculpture, large-scale public works and intimate paintings for private collections, and French filmmaker and visual artist Cécile Davidovici, who creates tactile works with thread.

AOAP is also delighted to welcome back Mollie Barnes (She Curates) and Louise Fitzjohn (Liminal Gallery) who have both curated AOAP auctions in 2021. Mollie is bringing with her Slade Graduate Sara Berman and abstract artist Bethany Czarnecki, while Louise has engaged Flora Bradwell whose playful practice revels in the generously grotesque.

Finally, AOAP’s very own Sandra De Giorgi joins the line-up, cutting her teeth on her first curated show. Her thoughtful and impressive list includes Slade graduate Diane Chappalley, emerging talent Yaya Yajie Liang, Mizuki Nishiyama who creates raw, vivid, multifaceted paintings that explore the fragile human condition and the Chinese Scottish artist Elaine Woo MacGregor.

Art on a Postcard is a unique platform that offers the opportunity to purchase beautiful limited- edition artworks by celebrated artists at affordable prices. Art on a Postcard is perhaps best known for its coveted postcard auctions. These eagerly anticipated events feature special edition artworks by renowned names that are auctioned anonymously for charity each year. 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.


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 who have all had personal experience of living with hepatitis C.


The Auction Collective was established by former Christie's auctioneer and Contemporary Art Specialist Tom Best. Tom spent six years at Christie’s London as an auctioneer, and two years in humanitarian aid before combining these twin passions for art and social good. The Auction Collective is an auction services platform that helps artists, arts organisations and charities run efficient and enjoyable auctions. Combining a suite of innovative in- person and online auction technology with a wealth of auction expertise and advice, The Auction Collective makes the auction process a simple, effective, and enjoyable experience from start to finish