hospicebigsecretartauctionpostcardIn partnership with Blue Fox Gallery in Ryde, the Earl Mountbatten Hospice presents an art exhibition with a twist during the month of October.

‘The Big Secret Art Auction’ exhibition is the result of a call to Island artists by Blue Fox Gallery to celebrate Isle of Wight Day last month, by contributing original postcard sized artworks.

Over 80 pieces of art were eventually displayed at the Blue Fox Gallery and the exhibition has now moved to the art gallery space at Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

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However, the twist to the current exhibition is that no-one knows who has created the artwork as none of the postcards are signed or labelled, just numbered. Anyone visiting the Hospice Art Gallery could bag a bargain by bidding on the postcards (starting at just £5) during the current exhibition, which ends next Thursday (27th October).

The 10 postcards with the highest amounts bid against them will form the centrepiece of the secret auction, which takes place in the interval of a concert by The Alberts on 3rd November.

Tickets for the concert are just £10 and include wine and canapés and only after the secret auction in the interval will those lucky enough to have won the 10 postcards find out who created them. All proceeds from the art sale will go towards supporting Island patients and their families.

Hospice Trustee Anne Axford said:

“We really hope that people get bidding; not only could they win a really great piece of art by a very talented Island artist, but they will be supporting patient and family care along the way. Next month’s auction should be very exciting and we hope that there will be lots of people getting involved in the bidding on the night!”

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