Gemma Peppé
Gemma Peppé, founder of Art on a Postcard

In October last year I spoke to Gemma Peppé about her charity auction of anonymous artworks as part of the Art on a Postcard project—I also spoke to several of the participating artists. The event was a great success, and managed to raise over £75,000 for The Hepatitis C Trust.

This year’s Art on a Postcard auction will be held by Embank’s at Unit London, 4 Mercer’s Walk, WC2H 9FA on 16 November 2017, with contributions from Jeremy Deller, Maggie Hambling, Antony Micallef, Shezad Dawood, and Ben Eine. There will be over four hundred postcard-size works on display, and members of the public are welcome to bid in person or online. All items remain anonymous until the auction is complete and, as previously, proceeds from the event go towards the Hepatitis C Trust.

The Art on a Postcard website includes a complete list of the contributing artists, along with an online gallery of the works that will be on display.


Manchester Art Gallery • 30 June – 3 September 2017

Manchester Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition exploring the “ongoing significance and legacy” of Joy Division and New Order:

“Curated by Matthew Higgs, Director of White Columns, New York and author and film-maker Jon Savage with archivist Johan Kugelberg, True Faith is centred on four decades’ worth of extraordinary contemporary works from artists including Julian Schnabel, Jeremy Deller, Liam Gillick, Mark Leckey, Glenn Brown and Slater Bradley, all directly inspired by the two groups.”

The exhibition also includes Peter Saville’s distinctive cover designs, and work by figures including Jonathan Demme and Kathryn Bigelow. [Read More]