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. AG

Bid for glory: you could have this artwork for just 50p

Dairy Studio, Old Malling Farm, Lewes
When? Bidding 2-4pm, kids session 10am-12pm
How Much? Bidding starts from 50p
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