Our fundraising auction is an annual event, in aid of the Studios. Each studio artist contributes a mini artwork, all the same size, to be auctioned off at the end of Open Studios. This year’s auction will be at 5pm on Sunday 21st June.
All the work in the auction is exhibited over the Open Studios weekend, so you can place a bid at any time if you are not able to come to the live auction.
There are nearly 40 artists at the studio, working across all disciplines, so the work available is really diverse.
The action is a fantastic opportunity to own a small piece of artwork by your favourite artist. There are artists at the studios whose work usually sells for thousands, but you can take home a mini-canvass for much less. Then there are the artists who usually work on a huge scale, at the auction you can take home something much more modest.
Our mini canvas auction is sponsored by Winsor and Newton, who provide all the mini canvasses. All the money raised at the auction goes to the studios, and helps to keep our studio spaces affordable for artists working in Bristol. This means you can pick up a great piece of work by your favourite artist, and support the whole collective at the same time.
You can see the mini-canvasses as they are completed in this photo album