Anteros Arts Foundation, Fye Bridge Street, Norwich NR3 ILJ
Silent Art Auction to raise funds
The Anteros Silent Art Auction is accepting bids until Friday 21 July - you can see the works on show in the Anteros gallery on Fye Bridge Street. Major artists such as John Kiki, Malca Schotten and Carl Rowe have donated works as well as ceramicists such as Ali Hewson and Marion Stuart.
They have a fundraising goal of £4500 to maintain and improve the building ready for the Anteros Arts Diploma which starts in September.
The link to a full listing showing all of the donated artworks on the website is here
Anthony George Silk screen mono print 73cm x 52cm
A Guide to Bidding:
The best way to bid for an artwork you like is to bid whatever you would be prepared pay for it.
You can use the internet on the Anteros website or come into the gallery to bid using a pen and paper!
Every artwork has a secret reserve value which has been agreed with the artist. Artworks will not be sold for less than this value.
After the Silent Auction closes at midnight on the 21st July, each artwork will be awarded to the highest bidder. They will be asked to pay either the reserve price if they are the only bidder, or £5 above the second highest bidder.
The highest bidders will then be informed by email of the artworks they have successfully bought and will be invoiced for payment by bank transfer or cheque. Good luck!
It’s not easy being a charity for the arts in Norwich. Money is always short and often relies on volunteered time to do essential work. As a charity, we have obligations to take meetings, keep records, be transparent and produce reports for the charity commission. We have to save a reserve amount in case of a rainy day, and justify why we don’t have one if we can’t save.
We have to not only do good by supporting and promoting the arts, by hosting exhibitions, organising concerts, running a comprehensive selection of fine art classes and by ensuring fair access to the arts for all.
We have an obligation to find ways of funding the good things that we do. Day to day we do this by renting out rooms in the building, and every now and again we also ask people to help us raise funds.
On display right now at Anteros are 50 works of art that have been donated by local artists to help us raise money through a silent auction.
We are still a long way off our target of £4,500 and would like to entreat you, for the sake of art which makes us all more noble in our humanity – to come and place a bid,
or go online and do so at:
Bidding open until Saturday 22nd July
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT OF ANTERO
New work by Anthony George
27 May to 10 June 2017
Tuesday - Saturday 9am - 5pm
This exhibition is based on my visit to Grytviken whaling station while working with the British Antarctic Survey in the South Atlantic. It has long since changed. Then it was a wreck of metal structures, wooden timber buildings, and industrial equipment scattered around. Large whale-oil tanks dominated the area, of a colour that I have tried to recreate. My sense of the place was of abandonment, disarray, and it has left an everlasting impression on me. Playing with these memories, I suppose I have abstracted them into simple, sensory moments.
This month, Anteros holds exhibitions by prominent artists John Rance and David Chedgey, from 3-15th April and a private view on Thursday 6 April. These two artists are always innovative and both have produced new work for this show. Come and enjoy Norfolk's best!