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Secret Postcard Auction - works are in

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More than 80 artists have created original postcard-sized artworks to feature in our exhibition and auction on the Margate Harbour Arm Gallery on Saturday 16 September.
The profits from all sales will support the reopening of the historic Margate Caves. 

Reflecting the mysteries of the Caves, postcards will be exhibited with the artists’ names kept secret. Artists who have donated work include:

– Tracey Emin, who exhibits her iconic and controversial installation My Bed at Turner Contemporary in October, and has generously donated four works;

– Paul Hazelton, who has exhibited across the world, and had a recent work in a charity auction sell for £5000. His work is included in the late Robin Williams family collection;

– Dawn Cole, who is currently Artist in Residence at Canterbury Cathedral, and her work is in the V&A permanent print collection;

Celebrities who have donated a card include comedian Mark Thomas, and there is a work by actor Montserrat Lombard, best know from Ashes To Ashes and the St Trinian’s remake.

The auction will take place on Saturday 16 September in Margate’s Harbour Arm Gallery at 2pm and Canterbury Auction Galleries will be wielding the gavel.
Work can be viewed from Saturday 9 September, and commission bids can be placed for those who can’t attend. We'll be making the complete catalogue available online later this week. It will also be for sale across Margate. Check back here for Registration and Bid forms.