From Friday 23rd June, we are once again bringing together some of Scotland’s best known artists in a bid to tackle youth homelessness.
Our sixth postcard art auction has seen 97 artists from across Scotland and beyond donating 162 pieces of postcard sized artworks.
Among the cards, bidders will find the work of Avril Paton, best known for her ‘Windows in the West’ depiction of a Glasgow tenement, cartoonist Ken Pyne, and Edinburgh based Lynn Hanley and Stephen Mangan.
Details of the very generous supporting artists can be found here – we’d like to sincerely thank each and every one for their generosity.
Please visit the exhibition at Summerhall – view the art and BID on your favourite!
Online Auction: www.jumblebee.co.uk/postcardart2017
The pint-sized petite art works will form part of a three-week long exhibition, ‘Between a Rock and an Art Place’, at Edinburgh’s Summerhall arts venue, where visitors can view the works before placing a bid in person or online. The exhibition runs from 23 June until 14 July (2017), after which the highest bidders will be invited to purchase their chosen piece.
Our biannual postcard auctions have previously raised in excess of £10,000 and it’s hoped this year’s auction will increase on this figure.
Katriona Harding, Rock Trust’s fundraising and events coordinator, said:
“Bids from this unique fundraising event will go towards helping the most vulnerable young people in our community. Over previous years, I have been amazed at the generosity of the bidders, artists, and venue who have given their time, space, and donations towards our cause.
“This is one of our most exciting and fun events and we look forward to smashing our fundraising goals, sharing some great artworks and giving back to the community.”
The proceeds from the auction will go towards helping vulnerable 16-25 year olds avoid and move on from homelessness, building the resilience and life skills necessary for independent adult life.