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Hector Campbell and Susan Davis guest curate Art on a Postcard for Summer.

The influential curators, Hector Campbell and Susan Davis have curated a collection for the Art on a Postcard summer auction.

Dennis Scholl, Devotion II

Hector Campbell, an Art Historian, writer, and co-founder of Soup Gallery, has brought in a selection of cutting-edge contemporary artists, many of whom are making their AOAP debut. Susan Davis has connected galleries, artists and collectors with her Art City Works (ACW) initiative, making art more accessible, championing emerging artists and promoting charitable initiatives. And Art on a Postcard has also curated a superb selection of current international artists.

The money raised will support The Hepatitis C Trust’s program to improve prison health, including increasing screening and treatment rates for viruses such as hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and HIV. The Trust has worked in prisons for over a decade, tested over 46,000 people, and engaged almost 150,000 in outreach and education programs since 2019. Expanding the program to support wider health, including preventing heart disease and cancer, is a crucial priority for 2024.

George Rouy, Flowers
George Rouy, Flowers

Hector’s highlights include rising star George Rouy, who is now represented by Hauser and Wirth. Mallorcan artist Gori Mora delves into how technology and social media shape and intensify love, sexual desire, and queerness. Italian artist Nina Silverberg hones in on everyday objects – from books to furniture – to explore where our inner and outer worlds meet.

Matthew Clifton, Neighbours New Car
Alia Hamaoui, Chamoun St.Idols

Special mention from Susan’s auction goes to British/Nigerian artist Kemi Onabulé, whose work reflects the current state of the world, marked by economic instability, environmental degradation, and shifts in societal norms.  Vermont-born Genevieve Cohen who ‘has said my paintings acknowledge and reflect a world where female power is derived from collaboration, self-endowed agency and connection with the natural world’. Since his debut solo presentation at Patrick Davies Contemporary Art in 2021, British artist Will Fice has gained recognition as a promising emerging artist to watch.

Orla Kane, Better Weather Tomorrow
Genevieve Cohn, Hold It Tight

Art on a Postcard’s roster includes American artist Jeremy Olson, who currently has a show at Unit, London. Rebekah Rubalcava who is a self-taught oil painter. Her art probes her subconscious dream world, revealing personal symbolism, intrusive thoughts, romanticised experiences, and highly emotional narratives. Almine Rech represented artist John McAllister, for whom the influences of French masters such as Matisse, Bonnard, or Braque during his fauvist period reveal his obsession with the spectral qualities of light and its capture. Lastly, Jennifer Lee creates lifelike paintings based on images she finds online, transforming everyday objects into emotionally evocative works of art.

Rebekah Rubalcava, Bo Peep

I am delighted to be collaborating with Gemma and the team at Art on a Postcard for their upcoming summer auction. I have long been a fan of the organisation and the excellent work they do to support not only The Hepatitis C Trust but also the national artistic ecosystem more broadly. It has been a pleasure to bring together a group of artists and friends to contribute to the upcoming auction, many of whom are working with Art on a Postcard for the first time. 

Hector Campbell
Sujin Lee, Repair

The Art on a Postcard Summer Charity Auction with guest curators Hector Campbell & Susan Davis, 25th June – 9th July 2024 artonapostcard.com


Art on a Postcard (AOAP) raises money for The Hepatitis C Trust and its campaign to eliminate hepatitis C in the UK by 2030. In 2014, Art on a Postcard was intended to be a one-off secret postcard auction, but it went so well that it spawned a small industry. Artists and photographers who have taken part in their auctions include Damien Hirst, Gavin Turk, Marc Quinn, Gilbert and George, Peter Blake RA, Hurvin Anderson, Grayson Perry RA, Larry Clark, Martin Parr,?Michael Craig Martin RA, Chantal Joffe RA, Joan Snyder,?Claudette Johnson, Mali Morris RA, Genieve?Figgis, Vanessa Jackson RA, Rebecca Salter RA, Anne Desmet RA, Catherine Opie,?Wolfgang?Tillmans, Paula Rego, Julian Opie, Hassan?Hajajj, Cecily Brown, Harland Miller, Marina?Abramovi?, Florine Démosthène, Lubaina?Himid?and Jeremy Deller. 

A decade later, AOAP has several outstanding events, including partnerships with The Other Art Fair and Photo London and annual outings with Art Car Boot Fair. Its work has also won awards for innovative fundraising initiatives, and it has expanded its efforts to support additional charities such as War Child UK and Choose Love. 

In addition to the annual auctions, AOAP has a print shop, which includes a catalogue of contemporary art prints and several sell-out print editions, including?Hate’s Outta Date?by Harland Miller. 

The Hepatitis C Trust is the national charity for people with hepatitis C. It is a patient-led and patient-run organisation; most of its board, staff, and volunteers have had hepatitis C themselves. The Trust is committed to eliminating hepatitis C in the UK by 2030. 

Its strategy is based on better prevention, increased diagnosis, and treatment for all. It has established strong partnership models with substance misuse and homeless service providers across the UK. In substance misuse services, it delivers staff training, peer-led education about the importance of testing and the availability of new treatments, and personal one-to-one support from initial diagnosis to treatment. It runs a range of support services, including a confidential national helpline run by staff and trained volunteers, all with personal experience of living with hepatitis C. 

Hector Campbell is an Art Historian, Writer and Curator based in South London. In 2023, Hector co-founded Soup Gallery in Elephant & Castle alongside Betty Guereta. Hector writes a weekly email newsletter, The Shock of the Now, which includes Recommended Exhibitions & Artist Opportunities. Hector has been a guest lecturer or guest tutor at Goldsmiths, Chelsea College of Art, Camberwell College of Art, The Royal Drawing School, City & Guilds of London Art School, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and Bristol University (his alma mater). He is a mentor on the Plop Residency and Good Eye Projects residency programmes. Finally, Hector is a founding member of Collective Ending HQ, a collectively run studio and gallery complex in Deptford, South East London.

Art City Works (ACW) was founded by Susan Davis in 2018. With over ten years of experience working in the arts and culture sector, Susan Davis launched ACW with a passion for making art more accessible, championing the work of emerging artists, and highlighting charitable initiatives. Since then, ACW has grown into a dynamic and interactive global community of artists, collectors and gallerists. ACW aims to connect art enthusiasts and collectors to a unique selection of affordable artworks from the most exciting contemporary artists through innovative exhibitions, collaborations, and events. 



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