Antony Gormley, Maggi Hambling, John Hoyland, David Inshaw, Sarah Lucas, Julian Opie and William Pye are amongst over 100 British artists whose works will go under the hammer at our Contemporary & Post War British Art Auction.
See the sales catalogue and bid online here; the-saleroom.com/gainsborough.
Spear-headed by Maggi Hambling and Andrew Lambirth, and supported by Colchester-based Reeman Dansie auctioneers and Nethergate Wines, this prestigious event will raise funds towards Reviving an Artist’s Birthplace – our £8.5 million capital project to transform the museum and gallery into the National Centre for Thomas Gainsborough.
“Since galleries couldn’t exist without artists, it’s fitting that artists have responded so wholeheartedly to supporting a new National Centre for Thomas Gainsborough, one of England’s greatest.”
Maggi Hambling CBE, a Patron of Gainsborough’s House
Reviving An Artist’s Birthplace – Art Week runs from 14 to 20 October 2017. It features an Autumn Art Fair and a Contemporary & Post War British Art Auction plus free entry to Gainsborough’s House and garden. The events are designed to give art lovers, locally and globally, the opportunity to bid for or buy original works of art and in doing so be part of our exciting and ambitious project. During Art Week entry to Gainsborough’s House and our heritage Garden will be free.
The Autumn Art Fair will see over 100 original paintings and prints on sale to the general public – an event generously supported by members of Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop. It will take place at the Old Labour Exchange in Weavers Lane, Sudbury from 14 to 20 October: Open daily from 10am – 5pm (Sunday 11am – 5pm). Free entry.
The Contemporary & Post War British Art Auction will take place on Friday 20 October from 6.30pm at The Assembly Rooms, Town Hall, Sudbury CO10 1TL.
Auction tickets are £25 and include refreshments and a catalogue.
A selection of works to be offered at auction will be on display at Gainsborough’s House 14–19 October. Browse the auction catalogue from 1 October at the-saleroom.com
For more information and tickets contact Gainsborough’s House on T: 01787 372958 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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