Last Chance To Bid On Homeless Charity Postcard Art

Edinburgh based charity, The Rock Trust, has brought together some of Scotland’s best-known artists in a bid to tackle youth homelessness.

The charity’s sixth postcard art auction has seen 97 artists from across Scotland and beyond donating 162 pieces of postcard sized artworks.

Among the cards, bidders will find the work of contemporary artists Freddie Thomas, Clare Robertson and Anna Oberfeld, alongside works by Andrew Phillips and Rowan Paton.

At the exhibition, ‘Between a Rock and an Art Place’, at Edinburgh’s Summerhall arts venue, visitors can view the works before placing a bid in person until 14 July, or bid online before the auction ends on 17 July.

The charity’s postcard auctions have previously raised in excess of £10,000 and it’s hoped this year’s auction will increase on this figure.

Katriona Harding, Rock Trust’s fundraising and events coordinator, said: “Bids from this unique fundraising event will go towards helping the most vulnerable young people in our community. Over previous years, I have been amazed at the generosity of the bidders, artists, and venue who have given their time, space, and donations towards our cause.

“This is our biggest fundraising event of the year and we look forward to smashing our fundraising goals, sharing some great artworks and giving back to the community.”

The proceeds from the auction will go towards helping 16-25 year olds across Edinburgh and the Lothians to avoid and move on from homelessness, building the resilience and life skills necessary for independent adult life.

View works and bid online until Monday 17 July at https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/postcardart2017#none

The Postcard Art Exhibition is at Summerhall, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL, until Friday 14 July 2017.

For more information on the Rock Trust see www.rocktrust.org

Freddie Thomas, #Instafame

 

Clare Robertson, Lifestyle 0002

 

Anna Oberfeld, Untitled

Andrew Phillips, Approach

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