Charleston Inspires Auction

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

To support Charleston’s Emergency Appeal, Brighton-based artist Emily Maude has set up Charleston Inspires: an Instagram auction featuring more than 170 lots from an array of artists who have been inspired by Charleston and the Bloomsbury group. 

The auction is running on Emily’s Instagram account and bids will close at 4pm (BST) on 20 June 2020. The winning bidder for each lot will be contacted by Emily on Instagram and will be put in touch with their item’s artist to pay any shipping costs. 

If you are one of the lucky winning bidders, please pay for your item(s) by sending payment to Charleston via a bank transfer. Charleston’s BACS details are:

Account Name: The Charleston Trust

Account Number: 30467235

Sort Code: 20-49-76

Payment Reference: Charleston Auction

If you wish to pay for your items using another method please contact us by emailing 

Once you have made the payment, please send proof to the artist (e.g. a screenshot of the amount debited from your account). Once the artist has received the shipping costs and the receipt of payment to Charleston they will send you your artwork to enjoy!

Thank you to Emily, to all the artists who have so generously contributed artworks, and to everyone who has purchased an item through the auction. Your support has made the world of difference to Charleston. 

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