Charleston Inspires Artists’ Auction

This painting by artist Teena Vallerine, inspired by Charleston’s kitchen and garden is one of the 165 artworks in the Charleston Inspires auction. 

Since Charleston closed its doors in March and launched an Emergency Appeal, we have been deeply touched by the creativity and generosity of everyone who has supported the charity.

And now to help raise more funds for the Appeal, Brighton-based artist Emily Maude has brilliantly set up Charleston Inspires: an Instagram auction featuring 165 artworks from an array of artists who have been inspired by Charleston and the Bloomsbury group. 

The auction opens on 1 June 2020 on Emily’s Instagram account and bids will close at 4pm (BST) on 20 June 2020

Artists including Teena Vallerine, John Derian, Angie Lewin, Luke Edward Hall, Claudia Rankin, Alice Pattullo, Rory Hutton and many more have generously contributed artworks. 

Auction how-to

You can get a sneak peek at some of the artists who are involved in the auction on Emily’s Instagram account.

From 1 June 2020, Emily will post each of the 165 artworks on her Instagram account with the lot number, artist bio, medium, size, postage costs and reserve (if applicable). 

To place a bid, simply write the amount you would like to bid in ┬ús as a comment on the Instagram post of the artwork. The final bids will be at 4pm (BST) on 20 June 2020. The winning bidder for each artwork will be contacted by Emily on Instagram and will be put in touch with the artist to pay any shipping costs. 

The winning bidder will then need to pay for their artwork(s) by making a payment to Charleston’s Emergency Appeal and sending a receipt to the artist. Please do not opt to add Gift Aid to your payment as Charleston is not able to claim Gift Aid on auction sales. 

Once the artist has received the shipping costs and the receipt they will send the artwork to the winning bidder. 

We hope you enjoy browsing the wonderful artworks that are available, and a huge thank you to Emily and all the artists who are taking part. Follow @emilymaudey on Instagram for all auction news!

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