Art on a Postcard

Art on a Postcard raises money for The Hepatitis C Trust towards its campaign to eliminate hepatitis C in the UK by the year 2025.

In 2014, Art on a Postcard originally started as a one-off secret postcard auction, but was so successful it has now become an ongoing project in its own right. 

Artists and photographers who have taken part in our auctions include Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry CBE/RA, Marina Abramoviç, Harland Miller, Martin Parr, Es Devlin, Jeremy Deller, Peter Blake, Gilbert and George, Wolfgang Tillmans, Marc Quinn and Cicely Brown. 

In 2017 we introduced Photography on a Postcard and Art on a Ukulele to our fundraising activities.

We now have many successful auctions and a number of outstanding events under our belts including partnerships with The Other Art Fair and Photo London and a themed urban art postcard auction curated by Ben Eine at Spitalfields Market in London as well our annual outings with Art Car Boot Fair.

 In addition to the auctions we have a burgeoning print shop and have released a number of sell-out print editions, including Hate’s Outta Date by Harland Miller.

 Secret Postcard Auctions 

All of the artworks are available to view while the auction is running and bidding takes place online.  We partner with New York based auction house Paddle8 who are leaders in the field of 21st century and post-war art.  

 A list of the contributors’ names is circulated before the sale and the works remain anonymous until the auction has ended.  Our auctions have raised over £750,000 to date. 

Most of the images used on this website are artworks that have been donated by artists through Art on a Postcard.

All of the money raised from our Art on a Postcard Auction for International Women’s Day will go into funding the women’s prison team at The Hepatitis C Trust, who work to eliminate hepatitis C in women's prisons across the whole female estate.

We met with The Hepatitis C Trust’s CEO Rachel Halford, Female Prison Peer Educator Jane Shea and Female Prison Peer Coorindator Julia Sheehan to learn more about the peer programme and the significant impact of their work.

View the Art on a Postcard Auction for International Women's Day:

Filmed by Rosa Torr



We are excited to announce the launch of our brand new podcast - Art on a Podcast.

This series we’ll be having some exclusive conversations with some of the phenomenal contributing artists to our Art on a Postcard auction for International Women’s Day. All of the artists have generously donated postcard-sized mini masterpieces to help us continue to raise funds for The Hepatitis C Trust. We discuss what inspires them, how they work and the contemporary art landscape.⁠


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