Art - Charity Auction
About a month ago we ran a feature on a charity art
event being organised by Susie Monnington of the Dairy Studio.
Susie had come up with the idea of raising money for local
families affected by Motor Neurone Disease. The idea was simple:
people were invited to donate a work of postcard-sized art
in any medium. The artworks would then be put up together
on the wall of the studio, and auctioned to the highest bidder.
It seems that the response from artists, professional and
otherwise, has been tremendous. “It’s been loads
better than I expected,” sys Susie, “we have had
over 200 entries, a number of them from professional artists.
There have been works in all sorts of media, from textiles,
to etching, to painting, to printing.” Artists who have
contributed include Pauline Crook, Sylvia Hassel and Anne
Schulte. “Anne has produced my favourite work, a picture
of a road done in textiles with lettering. I’m hoping
it will raise at least £15.”
The bidding process is simple. The items will all be allocated
a number, which will be written down on a sheet of paper.
Then between 2pm and 4pm bidders are invited to write down
their bids. This can then be increased by other bidders if
they so desire. “There will be no hammer, and no ‘going,
going, gone’, says Susie. “But it should be great
fun.” In the morning, between 10am and 12pm there is
a session for kids where they donate a pound to charity and
are given the chance to make three monographs for the wall.