International Women's Day Auction 2022

Art on a Postcard is proud to present the third edition of its annual International Woman’s Day Auction, featuring work by leading established and emerging female identifying talent. Over 200 artists have created mini postcard sized masterpieces to be auctioned, with bidding starting at just £50, to raise proceeds to continue The Hepatitis C Trusts vital work in women’s prisons.

This auction will support The Trust’s 2022 plans to expand their women’s hepatitis C work beyond the prison walls into probation services and women’s centres.

“Our prison work gives us the unique opportunity to engage hard to reach women. When these women take control of their health, often when they've not been in control of anything, there is a considerable knock-on effect. Accessing treatment changes their lives and can be the catalyst to getting clean and sober and into more manageable ways of life. Art on a Postcard shows these women that they are valued and cared about.” Julia Sheehan, National Female Prisons Coordinator
This year’s line-up features the work of highly collectable female identifying artists ranging from emerging new graduates to world-renowned artists. The 2022 participants include New York based artist Philemona Williamson whose work explores the tenuous bridge between adolescence and adulthood, along with Brooklyn based Louise Lawler aiming to raise questions about the production, circulation, and presentation of art through her creations. They will be shown alongside pieces from Sarah Ortmeyer, Charmaine Watkiss, Allison Katz, Lara Schnitger, Penny Goring, Florence Peake and Emma Cousin for this edition.

Emerging voices will also feature offering the opportunity to spot fresh talents, such as New Contemporary 2021 Shannon Bono who is invested in producing layered, figurative, compositions that centralise black womanhood as a source of knowledge and understanding. Also, Amanda Ba who has achieved quick success with her erotic red female figures, and depictions of animals exploring interspecies relations, queerness and cultural identity. Original creations will also be available by Bunmi Agusto, unskilled worker, Mandy Francaand Victoria Cantons among others.

As well these exciting additions, Art on a Postcard is delighted to welcome back expressionistic American artist Katherine Bernhardt and Royal Academicians Vanessa Jackson, Mali Morris and Anne Desmet.

24th February - 15th March
Bidding starts at £50
The artwork will be presented online and available to bid on Dreweatts.

We will also be exhibiting the work both in-person at The Bomb Factory South on 1 March.

We're excited to release a new series of Art on a Podcast with a brand new host, art curator and art influencer, Mollie Barnes (She Curates). Mollie will interview exciting participating artists including Philemona Williamson, Charmaine Watkiss, Victoria Cantons, and Ruby Bateman. We are proud to partner with gowithYamo on our podcast.
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.
Helpline staff also provide patient-centred responses via email and run a designated prison freephone helpline service for prisoners across the UK. Its policy and parliamentary team work across the UK Parliament and the devolved nations to ensure hepatitis C stays firmly on the political agenda. It also publishes a range of reports and resources on aspects of the hepatitis C care pathway.

Dreaweatts Auction House

Dreweatts auctioneers was established in 1759 and is one of the foremost auction houses in the UK. It comprises 22 specialist departments ranging from Fine Art (Old Master Paintings, British & European Pictures, Modern & Contemporary art), Jewellery and Watches, Silver, Wine, Books and Manuscripts, British & European Ceramics & Glass, Decorative Arts & Modern Design, Ephemera, Furniture, House Sales & Collections, Clocks, Barometers and Scientific Instruments, Asian Ceramics and Works of Art and Live Steam and Model Engineering. It holds regular specialist sales from a highly qualified expert team, totalling more than 70 sales per year including curated interiors sales, single owner collections and house sales.

The Bomb Factory

The Bomb Factory is an exciting, dynamic arts hub based across two sites; Archway, North London and Chelsea, South West London. Holding high profile exhibitions and events, we also provide studio spaces and a supportive community for over 75 resident artists as well as wide-ranging education programmes for the local communities of North and South-West London.


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