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Art on a Postcard curator Gemma Peppe selects ten highlights from the International Women’s Day all-female charity auction

This March, Art on a Postcard presents the third edition of their annual International Woman’s Day Auction, featuring work by leading established and emerging female identifying talent. Over 200 artists have created mini postcard sized masterpieces to be auctioned, with bidding starting at just £50. The auction was founded as an innovative method to raise proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust’s vital work. The earnings from the IWD Auction go directly to helping the Trust continue their work in women’s prisons and supporting their 2022 plans to expand women’s hepatitis C work beyond the prison walls into probation services and women’s centres.
Art on a Postcard founder Gemme Peppe selects her top ten highlights from this year’s line-up of highly collectable female identifying artists. Her selection includes amazing talents from emerging new graduates worth watching such as Victoria Cantons and Amanda Ba to established voices including Allison Katz, Roxana Halls and Penny Goring.
Gemma comments on this year’s submissions, “The IWD auction is a real highlight for me, each year it brings the quirkiest and most adventurous artworks from amazing women-artists. The female artists we work with seem to really connect with the cause, and this auction always engages on a deeper level with the work of The Hepatitis C Trust than any other we run. Gwendolen Thruston’s film of artist Shannon Bono meeting The Hepatitis C Trust’s Women’s Prison coordinator, Julia Sheehan illustrates this beautifully. For her piece, Bono drew direct inspiration for her postcard work from their shared discussion and the film shows how intense the artist engages with the Hepatitis C Trust’s important work for and with affected women.”
The original artworks will be exhibited at a private view at The Bomb Factory in London SW10 on 1 March. An Art on a Postcard Margate Salon exploring the value society places on women’s creativity, will take place on International Women’s Day (8 March) at Turner Contemporary, chaired by model and Sunday Times journalist Sydney Lima.
Lot 354. Allison Katz – Study for Milk Glass
Lot 485. Amanda Ba – Bater Girl


Lot 42. Sofia Echa – Thinking Of You
Lot 143. Jane Pine – Elsewhere
Lot 426: Victoria Cantons – Hope is Everything
Lot 411: Shannon Bono – I am Here
Lot 227: Roxana Halls – Laughing Head
Lot 432: Penny Goring – Hope is Everything
Lot 108. Annette Fernando – It’s Changed From Something Lot Comfortable to Something Else Instead II
Lot 333. Emma Cousin – Travelling inside my head