Art on a Postcard Mini Auction Raising Proceeds for War Child UK 2023

  • Gemma Peppe

Art on a Postcard (AOAP) is delighted to announce a special guest auction with War Child UK to raise money for the hugely impressive work they do supporting children in war zones. Bidding will be open from 18 April until 4 May via The Auction Collective.

Art on a Postcard (AOAP) is delighted to announce a special guest auction with War Child UK to raise money for the hugely impressive work they do supporting children in war zones. The auction will consist of a stellar line up of approximately 100 artists including New York based Loie Hollowell, currently represented by Pace Galley, British Pop Artist Julian Opie, Parisian based, writer, painter and printmaker Kate McCrickard, US artist Rob Browning has delivered four quietly haunting and beautifully executed artworks, Indian artist Mahesh Baliga who is represented by David Zwirner, Scottish artist Lorna Robertson who is represented by Ingleby Gallery and Berlin based Navot Miller who showed with Carl Freedman at last autumn’s Frieze in London.

Art on a Postcard is always keen to feature emerging talent. Recent Slade graduate Selena Scottis making her AOAP debut, plus emerging Irish painter Mercedes Helwein’s makes her second appearance after featuring in one of AOAP’s 2022 auctions and Grace Tobin who is one of a few artists described as ultra contemporary, is making her AOAP debut. London based young artist Chisara Vidale felt strongly she wanted to take part in this auction, stating ‘My maternal grandmother was a nurse in Nigeria during the civil war, and my mother eventually left Nigeria as a young person due to the military coup’.

A number of Art on a Postcard favourites have also sent in original postcard sized pieces to support War Child UK. Sara Pope has delivered a little oil painting, the hugely popular Eelus has also sent in original work, Rachel Ross’s exquisite work will be included, plus Darren Reid, who has excelled this year with a perfectly formed oil painting of an everyday landscape.

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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.

At War Child we are driven by a single goal – ensuring a safe future for every child affected by war.
We work in some of the hardest to reach places to support those who are hardest hit. We aim to reach children as quickly as possible when conflict breaks out and stay long after the cameras have gone to support them through their recovery. We work with local communities and governments to help protect and educate children, and support them to heal and learn, for a safer, brighter future.
Every day, our local teams are in communities and refugee camps creating safe spaces for children to play, learn and access psychological support. We also specialise in responding rapidly to emergency crisis situations as-they-happen, to offer immediate and critical aid to keep children safe and help them through their trauma.

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