Selected by John Benjamin Hickey
Perfect Day, Oil on copper, Prizewinning Finalist
A selection of new work by newly joined and long standing represented artists, the exhibition will have a focus on contemporary painting, print and sculpture from a select group of seven local artists.
Andrew Macara, Colin Halliday, Lois Wallace, Michelle Keegan, David Sprakes, Matthew Strong and Heather Duncan bring their unique aesthetic sensibilities to produce a dynamic group show.
From the sun dappled Landscapes of internationally reknowned Derby based painter Andrew Macara to the punchy linocuts of up-and-coming printmaker Matthew Strong and the Sublime Oil paintings on copper by Midlands Open 2016 winner Lois Wallace the exhibition aims to offer a diverse and engaging exhibition of styles, subject matters and mediums.
The Art on a Postcard Secret Auction
Thursday the 16th of November saw our fourth Secret Auction. The auction is our biggest event of the year, last year people walked away with pieces by established legends like Jake and Dinos Chapman and Damien Hirst, and others with art works by some of the best upcoming talent of London's art scene. This year we had some old friends and some new faces. The Artists came from a range of backgrounds and mediums to bring an important eclectic mix to the Secret Auction. Harland Miller, Anthony Micallef, Peter Blake, Tooney Phillips and Steven Quinn were just some of the artists involved. For those of you who picked up pieces and are keen to know who you got and haven't seen already go here.
Bidders were both online and in the room and often there was a bid off relayed by the auctioneer between the two. Some highlights were the Harland Miller that sold for $4200, ‘A Song in Eden’ and ‘Lost Mermaid’ by Mick Rooney RA sold for a combined total of £540, Lois Wallace's ‘Hide #2’ and ‘Longest Day’ for £760, Eduardo Terrazas ‘1.1.291’ and ‘1.1.290’ for £1230, ‘Pop Art’ by Peter Blake for £1600, ‘Spectrum Fade ROYGCBVM 2017’ and ‘Spectrum Fade MVBCGVOR 2017’ by Oliver Marsden for £1000, and the Anthony Micallef for £1350.
All in all we managed to raise a total of £56,000! It was no easy task, but the months of preparation, organisation and persistence paid off. We are extremely grateful to the artists who donated work, and continue to support our cause. We continue to work towards eliminating Hepatitis C and the generosity of our collaborators, supporters and the artists will hopefully pay off by resulting in the elimination of the virus by the target of 2030.
I have two postcards for auction in aid of Hepatitis C
List of contributing artists 2017:
Carrie Reichardt, Kristjana S Williams, Jeremy Deller, Marc Standing, Osch (Otto Schade), Ben Eine Filippo Minelli Davi De Melo Santo Andrew Macara Mick Rooney RA Hurvin Anderson, Marj Bond Amy Feldman Steven Quinn Maggi Hambling CBE Vanessa Jackson RA, Eleanor Breeze Polly Apfelbaum Tyler Spangler Peter Clossick Nici Bungey Adham Faramawy, Robert Dukes Mali Morris RA Richard Bawden Stephen Chambers RA Harriet Horton, Jackie Berridge Jessica Stockholder Lois Wallace Peter Messer Ceal Warnants Patrick Hughes, Day Bowman Alexander Johnson Robert James Clarke David Oates Alicia Rothman Susie Hamilton, David Harrison Melissa Scott-Miller Alex Williams Catherine Eldridge Michael Cox Boo Mitford, Orla Egan Virginia Verran Adam Dix Julie De Bastion Carol Hodder Andrew J Millar Bobbie Russon, Eduardo Terrazas Lily Mixe Martyn Brewster Narbi Price June Berry Carol Correll Alex Jorgensen, Agathe De Bailliencourt Sarah Shaw Benjamin Murphy Kate Sherman Alison Pilkington, Hayden kays Brian Neish Dougie Wallace David Harrison Seren Bell Sara Pope Deborah Batt, Andrew Bird Rebecca Salter RA Francis Boag Jessica Albarn Adam Bridgland Jonas Burgert, Chris Heads Georgia Peskett Duncan Grant Mit Senoj Plum Neasmith Marion Archer, Steven Marshall Lukasz Stoklosa David Bray Peggy Cozzi Johan Bjorkegren Arthur Lanyon, Mandy Payne Gail Brodholt James Faure Walker Sarah Jack Latisha Rose Frank Fischer, Johanna Stickland Carys Evans Frea Buckler Henrietta Dubrey Joe Webb Lesley Oldaker, Fiona Bradford Rosie Emerson John Crossley Michael Kirkbride Daisy Cook Peter Blake, Amy May George Adam Koukoudakis Dominic Myatt Laurence Noga Pippa Gatty David Kiely, Ray Richardson Mike Swaney Twinkle Troughton Tom Wilmott Louise Mcnaught Pam Glew, Oliver Marsden Ivana De Vivanco Shezad Dawood Karen Thomas Brigitte Parusel, Magnus Gjoen J.F.K Turner Paul Newman Justin Virdi Max Renneisen Jacqueline van der Plaat, Sze Yang Boo Janet Archer Tooney Phillips Carl Moore Maurice R. Shepphard Russell Marshall, Natsko Seki Toby Ward Gavin Turk James Bland Neal Dan Baldwin Ian Beck Eliza Southwood, Richard LeVine David Wightman Martin Yeoman Mark Peppe Jessica Wilson Katie Commodore, Sage Vaughn Antony Micallef Matthew Krishanu Tim Ellis Ally McIntyre Simon Mathewson, Andrew Salgado Allison Gildersleeve Alex Hanna Rowan Newton Tom Palin Brian Clarke, Jorunn Mulen Neil Massey Nick JS Thompson Hideki Arichi Harland Miller Rugamn Remi Rough
3 paintings on exhibition
Somewhere, Oil on copper