Final Year students host Fine Art Auction

Our BA (Hons) Fine Art Final Year students raised just under £3,000 at this year's Fine Art Auction, which will be put towards their Degree Show exhibition in June.

Our BA (Hons) Fine Art Final Year students raised just under £3,000 at this year's Fine Art Auction, which will be put towards their Degree Show exhibition in June.

Taking place in the Bonington building, staff, students and the general public were invited to come along and get their hands on some fantastic artwork. The lots for the auction were donated by current students, staff (Sean Cummins, Rob Flint, Derek Sprawson, Debra Swann, Craig Fisher, Andrew Brown), and local artists, including the award-winning Geoff Diego Litherland. Student Amelia Delventhal also led a hugely successful raffle with prizes including a real leather jacket, a £50 Quazar voucher, art catalogues, and much more.

A painting by NTU Fine Art tutor and local artist, Geoff Diego Litherland, sold for the highest price on the night, raising £175. Out of the students' work, Anna Jagiello's piece Monochrome White raised the most money, with a bid of £100.

Student Jake Moore, who coordinated the event alongside Kayt Hughes, told us: "I am thrilled with how well the evening went, we had around 80 people in attendance. The guests really enjoyed themselves, as well as myself and the other members of the Fine Art auction team. Organising this event has enabled me to develop skills in event organisation, time management, leadership, marketing, liaising with external artists and budgeting. As a Final Year student I feel as though this has helped me prepare for further opportunities post-graduation."

The Fine Art Auction has become a highlight in the School of Art & Design's calendar, providing a great opportunity for students to raise money and a social event for everyone to enjoy.

Final Year students host Fine Art Auction

Published on 11 March 2015
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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