This year’s RBSA Charity Auction will feature beautiful artworks that will be up for grabs at a glittering charity auction in Birmingham on 20 November. More than 50 artworks have been generously donated by prominent UK artists and art lovers will be able to snap up a bargain!
The auction will be run by Bonhams and is being held in collaboration with Deutsche Bank Birmingham and one of its UK Charities of the Year, Cure Leukaemia.
Auction highlights include works by Ken Howard OBE, one of the best-known oil painters in the UK, Barrie Cook, one of the country’s leading abstract painters, and Hilary Paynter, a prominent printmaker. Ceramicist Andrew Matheson, landscape artist Rob Perry, Ed Isaacs, and Louise Cobbold are also among artists who have donated works.
Last year’s inaugural auction raised nearly £10,000. Tickets are £10 with income from ticket sales going to Cure Leukaemia, and proceeds from sales raising funds for the RBSA.
Robert Neil, President of the RBSA and a past finalist in the BP Portrait Award, said: “The auction is sure to be a thoroughly enjoyable evening as well as a great opportunity to raise much-needed funds for two very worthy causes. Bonhams helped ensure last year’s event really went with a swing!”
Both established collectors and those new to buying art are welcome at the event, which is an exciting introduction to the art world. The RBSA does not receive any regular government funding and is constantly seeking innovative ways to raise money. The Charity Auction supplements annual donations from charities, corporates, and individuals.
Guests on the night will be invited to support Cure Leukaemia with an optional donation in addition to ticket sales.
“We are delighted to be working with the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and extremely appreciative that we will be the beneficiaries of the auction of Louise Cobbold’s fantastic painting of Robert Plant,” said Jackie Kelly, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Cure Leukaemia.
A spokesperson for Bonhams added: “‘Bonhams is honoured to be asked to assist with the auction of these works in order to raise funds for these very worthy charitable causes.”
To find out more, or buy tickets, visit the RBSA website