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£4,300 raised at Art Auction

Posted: 20th November 2019

This fantastic Art Auction, initiated by Kim Farr, 3rd year Fine Art and Crafts degree student at University Centre Doncaster, was a collaboration with the New Fringe and Doncaster Creates. Put together in less than a week by the students and members of New Fringe, £4,300 was raised through the generous donation by local, national and international artists. Some art works sold for as much as £700, with a total of 70 paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints by established and emerging artists went on sale.

Not only did the event raise significant funds towards the flood relief for those most affected, but also raised the profile of artists and developed a new audience for visual art in Doncaster.

All money is being channelled into the South Yorkshire Flood Disaster Relief Appeal, ring-fenced for Doncaster.

‘I was very happy to buy a wonderful painting by Andrew Farmer at the auction to help those affected by the terrible recent floods. Thanks to all those who organised the auction and the generosity of those who contributed-the artists, the bidders and the auctioneers.’
Rosie Winterton

‘The auction was a brilliant event. I congratulate the organisers and the artists on their generosity, compassion and imagination, it shows again the brilliant effort by the community to help the victims of the floods’
Ed Miliband


Press release by Mike Stubbs

Courtesy of Rose Wood and Yvonne Richards