Art on a Postcard International Women's Day Auction
When: March 7, 2023
Where: London, United Kingdom
Art on a Postcard (AOAP) will host its International Women’s Day Auction in March, announcing an entirely new format for this year.
The Art on a Podcast International Women's Day Auction champions the voices of women and queer artists around the world.
AOAP have invited seven female curators, including Beth Greenacre, Louise Fitzjohn (Liminal Gallery), Bakul Patki, Lee Sharrock, Mollie Barnes (She Curates) Sandra De Giorgi and Carrie Scott to each curate a show comprising of 20/25 female artists.
Each show will run as seven concurrent auctions, all raising money to support The Hepatitis C Trust’s work with women affected by the criminal justice system both in prison and local communities.
Bidding will be open from 23 February – 9 March online at the Auction Collective.
Private View: 7 March, Fitzrovia Gallery 6-8pm
ABOUT THE CURATORS
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, prolific mixed media artist and Catherine Achaintre, whose work is held in The Tate.
Curator, Art Consultant and TV presenter Carrie Scott is best known for her work with photographer Nick Knight and for being curator of the SHOWstudio Shop, a gallery that exhibited high profile contemporary artists like Douglas Gordon and Anj Smith (also appearing in Carrie’s AOAP show) alongside younger artists such as Walter & Zoniel who Carrie is also featuring 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 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 and Australian artist Jasmine Manbridge who works in sculpture, large-scale public works and intimate paintings for private collection.
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 and Jess Allen whose international reputation stretches to US, Japan, Europe, Switzerland, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, UAE, and Bahrain.
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 Kora Moya Rojo, Mizuki Nishiyama who creates raw, vivid, multifaceted paintings that explore the fragile human condition and the Chinese Scottish artist Elaine Woo MacGregor.