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#sophiespostcard2020 Secret Art Auction goes live

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

• Sophie’s Secret Postcard Auction will open on eBay on Wednesday at midday (June 17) and run for 10 days only,

• Each lot having a starting bid of just £1.

• Features over 1100 original postcard-sized artworks created and donated by incredible artists

• Famous authors and Illustrators and outstanding contemporary artists & printmakers have donated incredible work include; Sir Quentin Blake, Axel Scheffler, Liz Pichon, Thomas Taylor, Jennifer Anderson, Susanne de Toit, Carne Griffith, Kate Brinkworth, Luke Martineau, Ian Murphy and the tv celebrity Harry Hill. 

• See the ‘secret’ blog for further artists

• The first postcards go on eBay at midday on Wednesday 17th June. All will end between midday and 10pm on Saturday 27th June.

St Richard’s Catholic College has been preparing for #sophiespostcard2020 for the last year and has had a phenomenal response to the call for artwork. The deadline to send artwork has ended with the college receiving over 1100 original postcard sized artworks for the secret art auction which goes live on eBay this week.

All proceeds will go to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity in memory of Sophie Maria Taylor who died in 2017 when she was Year 8 at the college. Sophie would have been leaving the college this summer as a beautiful, talented and successful young lady and #sophiespostcard2020 is a way to mark her memory and her love of the Arts.

Artists from around the globe have sent wonderful artwork from Australia to the Ukraine, USA to the Netherlands and everywhere in between. So many wonderful artists have donated work for this very special fundraiser in Sophie’s memory. There has also been a phenomenal show of support and goodwill from the talented amateur and professional artists here in East Sussex, as well as a number of postcards from talented young students. There is a ‘secret’ artist blog where some of the contributors are revealed but the artwork will remain a secret until after the bidding ends.

Coordinator, Miranda Pennington said “On behalf of everyone at St Richard’s Catholic College, the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and Sophie’s family, I’d like to say a big thank you and hope you enjoy taking part in the auction.”

All the postcards can be seen in the online exhibition at The secret art auction is held on eBay just look for ‘sophiessecretpostcard’. Please follow @strichardsart on Twitter and sophiessecretpostcard on Instagram for regular news updates and use the hashtag #sophiespostcard2020 to help promote the event on social media.

Contact Miranda Pennington 

St Richards Catholic College is raising funds in memory of former pupil Sophie Maria Taylor, 6th August 2004 to 5th April 2017, for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity


Online eBay auction

Sheroes in Quarantine



Sheroes in Quarantine is Lon-art’s first online exhibition dedicated to highlighting women’s issues and roles during the Covid-19 social crisis. 

There is no time like the present and at Lon-art, we feel that now is the moment to re-think how our current society is structured and reinvent the way we co-exist with one another. Creativity, activism and community foster these possibilities and invite the re-imagining of a society that works for all – a prospect in reach.

We believe that now is the time to reinvent the way we live and interact with each other. We need creative minds, activists and community to facilitate the imagining of a more sustainable society, where nature, women and marginalised groups are not only considered in policy, but part of decision-making.

Sheroes in Quarantine showcases 14 women artists and their respective 14 herstories; 14 reflections for the 14 days that represent a marker to save lives, our healthcare, and the future of our societies as we know it. These herstories uncover the impact that lockdown and isolation are having on artists’ creativity and practice; the risks that the quarantine is posing to women; the consequences of capitalism in women’s everyday lives, now brought to the fore, and the gendered lense around mental ill-health. This project is a homage to these diaries of personal narratives the 14 exhibited artists have been so brave to share.


Online exhibition

Solskifte Exhibition



Friday, May 15, 2020

An online exhibition exploring the interrelations between human power structures and the ‘natural’ world. 

Paintings and objects by Edith Dormandy, photographs by Maxim Sinclair, sound works by Flo Lines and curated by Katrina Man.

Launching on Friday 15th May 2020, noon, at

On until Friday 12th June 2020, midnight. 

The exhibition is best experienced on a laptop or computer screen with headphones. Artwork will be available to purchase via the website. 



Frame Rush



Friday, March 13, 2020

A snapshot of today, looking to tomorrow: Frame Rush, the annual two-day screendance festival returns to The Place on the Fri 13 and Sat 14 March 2020. This year’s programme explores the definition of screendance whilst celebrating the inherent collaborative nature of the union between film and dance.

By bringing together international makers from a multitude of disciplines and backgrounds, Frame Rush presents 4 screenings of diverse film and dance, including a family programme! It will question what it means to explore movement on screen today and invites new audiences to add their voices and challenge what place this hybrid form will hold in the future.

For more information about each screening visit our webiste! Join in the conversation and question “what about tomorrow?”  



The Place

17 Duke's Road




Lat/Lon: 51.527277, -0.128625


Box Office:

+44 (0)20 7121 1100    I 

(open Monday to Saturday 10:30am - 5pm and on performance evenings up to an hour before shows) 


+44 (0)20 7121 1000    I 


Draw to Perform - Performative Drawing Day - London, March 2020



Sunday, March 8, 2020

Draw to Perform invites you to a day of live drawing performances and workshops by local and international artists. Drawing performance is a stream of performance art in which artists create their artwork in front of a live audience while communicating with the viewers. Mark making in drawing performance is often a result of powerful physical gesture and body movement connects elements of line, movement, space and time.

We invite all art lovers, drawing fans and students to attend this event, to follow the Draw to Perform and to participate in the discussion.

The upcoming workshop session by Draw to Perform will include three bookable workshops, provided by artists, dancers, and performers. The workshops will explore drawing performance and strategies for forming a dialog between drawing, sound, dance, process and performance. Participants will draw live, share and discuss their outcomes and ideas. Workshops will target different groups and issues in drawing and performance and will allow the general public the opportunity to experience an art form first hand, work with and be tutored by some of the leading artists in their field.

Each session will start with a short live performance by the instructor, followed by a one and a half hour workshop about performative drawing.


Sunday 8 March - Schedule:

10:00 - 10:15 Drawing performance by Ram Samocha

10:30 - 12:00 Workshop with Ram Samocha


13:00 - 13:15 Drawing performance by Matěj Frank

13:30 - 15:00 Workshop with Matěj Frank


16:00 - 16:15 Drawing performance by Maria da Luz

16:30 - 18:00 Workshop with Maria da Luz




Artsadmin - Toynbee Studios

28 Commercial Street

London, E1 6AB

Art Battle Bristol Grand Final



Thursday, March 26, 2020


11 Winners

3 Rounds

1 Wildcard



Each of these winner's has a reputation as a great artist and creator and on 26th March, we see them go Brush to Brush to see who earns their way on to the National Final with a shot at the International Final in Tokyo in October 2020.

This is live painting.

This is Art Battle


Anson Rooms

Bristol Student Union

Richmond Building, 105 Queens Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LN


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