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The Annual Hidden Door Art Auction

Posted: 20th June 2016

Jenny martin Grand Tour

The Annual Hidden Door Art Auction is being held on Tuesday 28th June, at 6pm (Auction starts at 7pm) Saint Stephens, Stockbridge, Edinburgh – Free Entry.

 

The Annual Hidden Door Art Auction is a great way for a large cross-section of the public to start getting to know new, exciting visual artists making waves in Scotland, and purchase bold, contemporary work at affordable prices. The auction, which follows in the wake of the acclaimed Hidden Door Festival, aims to enable the public to purchase art work by the visual artists featured at the festival, and simultaneously raises revenue for the artists and the Hidden Door Festival, with a 60/40 split in favour of the artists.

 

Hidden Door was set up and is run by a group of artists and volunteers as a way of providing a much-needed alternative route for those working in the creative arts and performing arts to connect with a new audiences, and try innovative projects in a city which celebrates the creative arts, but not necessarily those that are home grown or based in Scotland. The underground festival is fast becoming established in the Scottish Festival scene as the place to discover new talent, and the auction is guaranteed to feature some of the brightest new stars..

 

Alongside these emerging artists, more established artists are also contributing quality work in support of what the festival is doing, and work by internationally renowned artists such as Toby Paterson and national award winners such as landscape painter Catharine Davidson will also be up for auction.

 

In true Hidden Door style, the evening will be relaxed and entertaining, with a complementary drink upon arrival, poetry by Neu! Reekie! poet Michael Pederson and live music all thrown into the mix.

 

View lots at www.hiddendoorblog.org/auction/ [3] and if you are not able to attend the auction, Absentee Bids can placed there too.

 

Image: “Grand Tour”: Screen print by Jenny Martin.

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