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Your chance to own work by a Turner Prize winner at Fine Art Auction

Published on: 29 November 2018

Newcastle University’s annual Fine Art Auction gives people the chance to own work by some of the country’s most renowned artists.

A highlight

This year, Turner Prize winners Lubaina Himid and Antony Gormley, are among those who have donated art to the annual event. Other artists, including sculptor David Nash RA, and staff and students have also made pieces for the auction.

Organiser, Fine Art Student Hannah Osborne, said: “It's amazing how generous so many individuals have been and how many brilliant works have been donated.

“I'm so excited for the night itself, it's one of the highlights of the year in the Fine Art department."

Examples of the work up for auction

Unique opportunity

The auction raises funds for the Fine Art Degree Show, which takes place in the summer and is a unique opportunity to purchase art of all shapes and sizes, from postcards to sculptures.

It takes place on Friday, 30th November in the Fine Art Department and begins with a drinks reception and live jazz music at 5pm.

Between 5pm and 6pm, guests can bid on work at the silent auction throughout the department and pick up a numbered paddle for the live auction. The silent auction is an opportunity to buy some great artwork for a lower price, however, the bidding will end at 6pm, so bidders will have to act quickly.

The live auction, hosted by John Anderson of Anderson and Garland, takes place from 6:30pm and is when the most exciting works on offer will be for sale.

It is possible to browse the artworks available and bid online before the event.

With thanks to Franscesca Talboys


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