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Talking Fashion and Art with Sister Jane

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 25th Dec 2018

Sister Jane is a London-based womenswear label. They create beautiful vintage-inspired designs that combine a high-end fashion look and feel with accessible prices. We are delighted that they are supporting the Abstract: Reality auction and so caught up with them to hear more about the love of fashion and art.

Talking Innovative Sculpture with Rayvenn D'Clark

Author: Francesca Wilson, The Auction Collective

Published: 29th Nov 2018

Rayvenn d'Clark recasts traditional sculpture using new technologies such as VFX and 3D printing. Ahead of Abstract: Reality, we caught up with Rayvenn to discuss how technology drives creativity and innovation and to hear more about the subjects that push her work forward.

Talking Images in Pattern with Debbie Lawson

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 1st Nov 2018

Debbie Lawson has always been obsessed with ‘finding’ images in pattern, whether it’s in a wood grain, a carpet or a roll of Lino. Her textile sculptures explore this idea further and bring to life Persian carpets through a variety of creatures. In this interview, she shares the history of these works, her success at the RA Summer Exhibition and what she is planning next.

In the Studio with Ceramicist Luke Eastop

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 27th Oct 2018

Luke Eastop is a fine art ceramicist who lives and works in Margate. He creates beautiful minimalist porcelain artwork. Luke opened the doors of his studio to us so that we could learn more about his artwork, film him in action and hear how his grandfather’s ceramics influence his creativity.

Talking Urban Art with Benjamin Phillips

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 20th Oct 2018

Benjamin Phillips is an artist that uses contemporary street posters and flyers to create a collage snapshot, or 'time capsule', of today's society. He told us more about his approach to his work and what impact the digitisation of advertising could have on tomorrow's art.

Talking Free-Embroidery with Tina Crawford

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 14th Oct 2018

Tina Crawford is a fine art 'free-embroiderer' who uses her sewing machine to create unique and intricate representations of life around us. We made a visit to her studio to hear more about her artistic practice and just what led her to create the politically charged 'Bird Crap'...

Talking Art and Science with Eleonora Sher

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 13th Oct 2018

During her time at Central Saint Martins, Eleonora Sher developed an incredible technique for screen-printing photographs onto yarn. The results are beautiful and we are lucky enough to have three of her works in the PAPER | SCISSORS | STONE auction. Ahead of this, we interviewed Eleonora to find out more about her creative process and what the prestigious art school meant to her.

Talking Charcoal and Coastal Walks with Paul West

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 7th Sep 2018

Born in Dorset, and now a frequent visitor to Northumberland, Paul West is an artist whose heart has never strayed too far from the sea. We caught up with him ahead of the Sea-Fever auction to hear how the coastline inspires his art.

In The Studio With Miranda Pissarides

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 27th Aug 2018

In the run up to the Sea-Fever auction, we headed over to Miranda Pissarides' studio to learn about her innovative painting technique and to film her flame throwing in action...

Talking Art School With J Seo

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 26th Aug 2018

We caught up with J Seo, a 2018 Fine Art Graduate from Goldsmiths, to hear more about her time at the prestigious art school and the story behind the works in her Final Year Show, two of which are in the Sea-Fever auction.

Sea-Fever: Making A Night Of It

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 26th Aug 2018

Banish those end of summer blues by making a night out of the Sea-Fever auction. We have brought together a variety of exciting partners for this event to give you discounts on food, drinks, ice cream and more!

Talking Art and Sea with Alice Sheridan

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 26th Aug 2018

We caught up for a chat with the abstract landscape artist, and Sea-Fever contributor, Alice Sheridan. She gave us an insight into her painting process and told us of a secret beach in Devon that is perfect for wild swimming...

Sea-Fever: The Partners

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 24th Aug 2018

The Sea-Fever exhibition and auction wouldn't have been possible without the generous support of our auction partners. Thank you!

Sea-Fever: The Poem

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 13th Aug 2018

Taking the title of John Masefield's 'Sea-Fever' poem, we have curated an exhibition and auction of artwork inspired by the sea to celebrate the impact it continues to have on the artists of today. Here are the words behind that title...

The Art and Science of Landscape Architecture

Author: Urben

Published: 14th Feb 2018

Urben describes itself as an Urban Design & Planning consultancy. They have been a fantastic sponsor for 'Far From the Madding Crowd'. In this blog, they run with the auction theme and show how landscape architecture can be inspirational and a space for escapism.

Talking Art Investments with Church House

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 12th Feb 2018

The Auction Collective has been created to support artists and art buyers at the lower end of the market. We want to make it easy for anyone to have a piece of art in their life no matter who they are. But this wouldn’t be possible were not for our sponsors. As we prepare for the Far From the Madding Crowd auction, we caught up with Leanne Harvey from one of our wonderful sponsors, Church House Investment Management, to hear why she wanted to get involved and what she has her eye on in the auction.

Talking Monoprints with Matt Jukes

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 4th Feb 2018

Matt Jukes’ monoprints were initially created as an antidote to the hectic life of London. The Australian born artist uses these works to escape back to his halcyon days of youth in the sunny, stress-free environment down under. Above the Sky is a beautiful example of this work and there is already a buzz around it in anticipation of its auction as part of Far From the Madding Crowd on 15 February. But we convinced him to step away from printing for a moment and chat through his work.

Talking the Royal Academy and Being Present in the Moment with Nadia Attura

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 3rd Feb 2018

Nadia Attura has a Postgraduate degree in Photojournalism from The London College of Printing. She has an exquisite eye for detail in capturing beautiful moments in her travels around the world. We are very lucky to be offering two of her works, in our next auction Far from the Madding Crowd on 15 February. Nadia took time out of her busy London schedule to have a chat with The Auction Collective on all things escapism and art.

Talking Photographs with Open Doors

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 2nd Feb 2018

Open Doors is an incredible platform for beautiful contemporary photography. They helped The Auction Collective and Narcissus Arts find four works by Maria Lax and Alessandro Calvi for the Far From the Madding Crowd Auction on the 15th February. We caught up with the photographer and one of the founders of Open Doors, Tom Page, to see what contemporary photography is all about.

Talking Art Collecting with Narcissus Arts

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 1st Feb 2018

The Auction Collective are excited to be partnering up with Narcissus Arts by putting together Far From the Madding Crowd – the auction and exhibition of landscape art being sold on 15 February. Nacrissus Arts is an art consultancy that focusses on advising clients on buying artworks that are under £10,000. Ahead of the auction, we caught up with its founder, Nick Campbell, to talk about the forthcoming collaboration.

Bidding Increments

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 31st Jan 2018

A detailed guide on how to avoid confusion with the numbers when buying in the auction.