Online Art Auction: The RWA Secret Postcard Auction

Online Art Auction: The RWA Secret Postcard Auction

Online from 13 - 23 Sep 2021




Online from 13 - 23 Sep 2021

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Following the huge success of the 2020 Secret Postcard Auction, we're pleased to announce that this ever-popular event has now returned online and is open for bidding NOW until around 9pm on Thursday 23 September

Don't miss your chance to purchase unique works of art by leading figures from the art and cultural world, while supporting the RWA as a registered charity - click HERE to browse and bid.

Last year we were blown away by the support, as donations topped a whopping £107,608 - which was not only a vital contributor to our finances in the most challenging of years, it also enabled us to provide significant prizes for artists in our Annual Open Exhibition. 

Each year there are hundreds of artworks to bid on and 2021 artists include Turner Prize winners Antony Gormley, Grayson Perry, Alison Wilding and Sir Richard Long. Plus, we have works from Royal Academicians including Rebecca Salter PRA, Sir Frank Bowling, Eileen Cooper, Frederick Cuming, Ken Howard, David Remfry, Terry Setch, Bill Woodrow, Anthony Whishaw and many more! 

All the artists are named, but who did which is secret, as artworks are signed on the back, not the front, so buyers either have to guess which works are by the big name artists or just buy what they like. Bidding on each work starts at just £40, which is a very reasonable price for a unique piece of art, and if it turns out to be by an internationally famous artist, it might just be the bargain of the century!

Artworks will be made available for bidding online for at least 10 days before the event: be sure to sign up for our e-newsletter to be among the first to know when they go live.

The auction is essential for us to be able to continue to deliver life-enhancing creativity to communities across Bristol and beyond. It is particularly vital this year, following the impact of COVID and as we close the building to embark on an exciting major capital build - our Light and Inspiration project. Please do put the date in your diary to join us online, have a browse and take part. It has always been such a fun event. As always we will have a huge array of artworks to suit every taste." - Alison Bevan, RWA Director

See more about the Light and Inspiration project here


Artists who have contributed to this year's auction:

JJulia Adams · Lidija Antanasijevic RWA · ashar · Malcolm Ashman RWA RBA · Vicki Atkinson · Lucy Austin RWA · David J Backhouse RWA · Louise Balaam RWA · Derek Balmer PPRWA · Gina Baum · Denis Baxter RWA · Glen Baxter · James Beale RWA RE · Nicola Bealing RWA · Basil Beattie RA RWA (Hon) · Judith Beeby · Martin Bentham RWA · Francesca Berlingieri Maxwell · Iain Biggs RWA · Clive Blackmore RWA · Jan Blake · Anna Boss · Valerie Bowes · Olwyn Bowey RA ARCA RWA (Hon) · Sir Frank Bowling RA RWA (Hon) · Bronwen Bradshaw RWA · Martyn Brewster · Holly Brodie · Rebecca Buchanan RWA · Emma Burleigh · James Butler RA · John Butler RWA · Neil Canning · Jane Carpanini RWA · Prof. David Carpanini RWA PPRE Hon. RWS NEAC · Jill Carter · Beth Carter RWA · Dorcas Casey RWA · Nigel G Casseldine RWA · Amanda Chambers RWA · Nancy Chambers · Jane Chetwynd · Faith Chevannes · Rebecca Child · Ann Christopher RA · Paul Coldwell · Elaine Collett · Mary Collett · Julie Collins · Dallas Collins RWA · Melanie Comber · Eileen Cooper RA · Jessica Cooper RWA · Sioban Coppinger FRSS · Glenys Cour MBE · Richard Cox · Helen Craig · Louisa Crispin · Dr. P. J Crook MBE RWA · Yvonne Crossley PhD RWA · Frederick Cuming RA · Rosalind Cuthbert RWA · Toni Davey RWA · Philomena Davidson RWA PPRSS · Patrick Daw RWA · Simon Drew · Sara Dudman RWA · Chris Dunseath RWA · Sir James Dyson OM CBE FRS RDI FREng FIEE HonFIED M.Des RCA · Sara Easby · Seyed Edalatpour RWA · Adrian Edwards · Karen Edwards RWA · Gareth Edwards RWA · Pennie Elfick · Wendy Elia RWA · Paul Emsley RWA · Carys Evans · Bryan Ferran PPRUA · Denise Ferran PRUA · Susan Foord RWA · Elle Ford · Peter Ford RE RWA · Ros Ford VPRWA · Rebecca Fortnum · Richard Freeman · Stewart Geddes PPRWA · Christopher Glanville RWA · Ben Goodman · Antony Gormley · Prof. Paul Gough RWA FRSA · Jenny Graham · Leonard Green · Adam Grose · Jemma Gunning · Stacey Guthrie · Frances Gynn RWA · Geraldine Haberfield · Trevor Haddrell RWA · Maggi Hambling OBE · Susie Hamilton · Nicola Hancox · Andrew Hardwick RWA · Niki Hare · Tim Harrisson RWA · Patrick Haughton · Thorie Hinds · Fiona Hingston · Terri Hogan · Prof. Stephen Hoskins RWA · Prof. Ken Howard OBE RA RWA RWS · Sophie Howard · Laura Howarth · Henry Hussey · Reece Ingram · Henry Jabbour · Dr Kurt Jackson RWA · Stephen Jacobson RWA · Luke Jerram RWA (Hon) · Lesley Jones · Judith Jones RWA · Janette Kerr PhD PPRWA · Nicky Knowles RWA · Andrew Lanyon · Tom Leaper · Cynthia Lear RWA · Debbie Lee · Fan Lee · Kim Lintern · Christopher Lloyd · Sir Richard Long RWA (Hon) · Juliette Losq RWA · Margaret Lovell RWA FRBS · Will Maclean RSA · Anne Magill · Hanaa Malallah · Barry Martin · Gail Mason · Rachel McDonnell · Jenny McGee · Rod McRiven · Will Maw RWA · George Meyrick · Stuart Mitchell · Tom Mole · Lucille Moore · Nick Moore · Mali Morris RA · Jenny Morse · Sally Muir · Alice Mumford RWA · Andrew Muñoz RWA · Maureen Nathan · Midge Naylor RWA · Kate Newington · Camilla Nock RWA · Nina Ogden · Di Oliver · David A Parfitt RI · Martin Parr RWA (Hon) · Janine Partington · Duff Pearce · Brian Pearse · Giles Penny RWA · Grayson Perry CBE RA · Philippa Perry · Julian Perry · Howard Phipps RWA · Michael Porter RWA · Sandra Porter RWA · Mark Prescott RWA · Charlotte Price RWA · Simon Quadrat PPRWA · Nik Ramage RWA · Vic Reeves · David Remfry MBE RA · Wendy Rhodes · Shani Rhys James MBE · Mike Richards RWA · Chris Riddell · Carol Robertson RWA · Fiona Robinson PRWA · Rosalind Robinson RWA · Anne Rothenstein RWA · Cecilia Rouncefield · Mary Rouncefield · Rebecca Salter PRA RWA (Hon) · Paul Seed · Terry Setch RA RWA · Katy Shepherd · Miriam Sheppard · Christopher Shurrock RWA · Dawn Sidoli RWA NEAC · Jennie Slater · Timothy Spall · Paul Spooner · Mark Stopforth · Jilly Sutton · Barrington Tabb RWA · Paul Thirkell RWA · Louise Thompson · Onny Thomson · Sam Toft · Nicholas Turner · Elizabeth Turrell RWA · Patricia Volk RWA FRSS · Johannes Von Stumm PPRSS · Gordon Ward RWA · Janet Watson RWA · Chez Watts · Deborah Westmancoat RWA · Anthony Whishaw RA RWA (Hon) · Alison Wilding RA · Lucy Willis RWA · Joy Wolfenden Brown · Bill Woodrow RA · Lisa Wright RWA · Hamish Young RWA


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