The Hepatitis C Trust’s ‘Art On A Postcard’ returns for a second year with some of our favourite people involved David Shrigley, Sir Peter Blake, Polly Morgan, Vanessa Gardiner, Mick Rooney, John Wragg, Scarlett Carlos Clarke, Chapman Brothers, Chantal Joffe, Harland Millar, Gavin Turk, Jeremy Deller, Rachel Howard, Michael Craig Martin.
Launched in 2014, Art on a Postcard is a secret postcard auction raising money for the Hepatitis C Trust. It was a huge success, capturing the imagination of the public and artists alike, creating a very unique opportunity for anyone to purchase valuable and collectable works of art for as little as £50, the starting bid for all pieces of artwork.
To date it has garnered the support of more than 350 artists including Marc Quinn, Damian Hirst, Sam Taylor-Johnson and Gilbert & George, this year, contributing artists include Sir Peter Blake, Polly Morgan, David Shrigley, Harland Miller, Vanessa Gardiner, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Chantal Joffe and John Wragg, all of whom have created tiny, original works exclusively for the Trust.
The artworks are available to view online at The Auction Room, an online auction site specialising in collectible works of art. The exhibition will be open to the public on Tuesday 10th November, at the Soho Revue in Greek Street, London, a gallery that champions artists who exist outside of the predictability of the art establishment, and will close on Thursday 12th November.
Charles Gore, CEO of The Hepatitis C Trust, explains ‘we believe we can eliminate hepatitis C over the next 15 years if we are able to continue the vital work we do. Our plan is to close the charity and put ourselves out jobs. Our Art on a Postcard campaign has been extremely beneficial in driving the Trust towards this goal. We are very grateful to the generous and on-going support we receive from artists.’
The initiative has raised more than £50,000, helping to work towards eliminating hepatitis as a major health concern in the UK.