Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Oli Postcards 2017

I've just completed a set of four original, mini artworks for this year's Oil Postcards; the secret postcard sale in aid of the Oli Bennett Charitable Trust. Set up on a similar model to the RCA Secret postcard exhibition and sale, the Oli Postcards event exhibits a range of original A5-sized (a much larger postcard size than that of the RCA Secret) artworks, all created and donated by artists. The postcards are then sold off to the public at £50 each, to raise money for charity. The secret element of both sales being that the name of the contributing artist is written on the back of each postcard, so the purchaser only knows the artist's name once they have bought the work.

Previous contributing artists have included Sir Peter Blake, D*Face, Patrick Hughes, Susie Hamilton, Faile, Jonathan Yeo, Anita Klein, Luke Frost, Guy Denning, Peter Jones, Remi Rough, Sandra Chevier, Josie McCoy and MOMO.
As the authors of each artwork in the event are to be kept secret until the point of sale, I've included images here of two of my postcards from the previous Oli Postcards, which took place in 2015. The only clue I'll give about my donations to this year's sale is that there's are lot more colour this time around.

The charity was set up to commemorate the name of Oli Bennett, a young man killed in the World Trade Centre attack of 9/11, and to provide funding and grants for young people with business ideas, many of whom are from underprivileged backgrounds.
The sale takes place on 22 June 2017 (18:00) at Ashburnham House, Westminster School, Little Dean's Yard, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3PF.

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