Fundraising Auction – Open Studios 2015


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.

View the auction and place a bid over the Open Studios weekend

View the auction and place a bid over the Open Studios weekend

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.

Andrew Hood's work fetches a high price

Andrew Hood’s work fetches a high price

Abby Reed's work is usually large scale

Abby Reed’s work is usually large scale











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

The live auction underway in 2014

The live auction underway in 2014


About jamaicastreetartists

Jamaica Street Artists is one of the largest artist-lead studios outside of London and has been established for over 15 years. The studio is housed in a grade ii listed former carriageworks, an iconic landmark in Bristol. Jamaica Street Artists is a unique and ambitious collective, holding an annual Open Studio and planning an exciting programme for the year ahead. In the past we have held group exhibitions at Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery and St George's, Bristol, and individual artists continue to find success exhibiting across the UK and abroad. Over the past year Jamaica Street Artists has run a dynamic fundraising campaign to safeguard our future, a new lease has now been secured, but the long-term aim remains to purchase the building in partnership. Looking towards the future Jamaica Street Artists plan to build on their success, continuing to contribute to Bristol's creative and cultural reputation and promoting the work of its artists.

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