Art Auction for the Mayor of Waltham Forest's Charity

1 April 2019
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Some of Waltham Forest's leading artists and creatives have donated some fantastic artworks to be auctioned off in support of the Mayor's charities.

Clr Sally Littlejohn, The Worshipful the Mayor of Waltham Forest, said:  “I am delighted that three of the borough’s leading artists have each kindly donated a stunning artwork to be sold at auction to help raise funds for my chosen charities, X7eaven, Waltham Forest Arts Education Network and Diverse Voices.

“I would like to thank Waltham Forest artists, Anna Alcock, Jonathan O’Dea and Raewyn Harrison, for donating their work to support my charity appeal.”

How to bid

Email stating which item you are competing for and how much you wish to bid. We will confirm receipt of your email and let you know if we receive competing offers in case you wish to increase your bid.

The auction will conclude at a dinner hosted by the Mayor on Thursday 2 May - all bidders will be invited.

If you have any questions, please call the Mayor’s Office on 0208 496 4399.

Title: St Mary’s Bell 2
Medium: Parts of old Victorian Bells from St Mary’s Church, Walthamstow
Size: 112 x 26 x 30 cm
Reserve price: £650


Jonathan O’Dea - St Mary’s Bell 2
Jonathan O’Dea - St Mary’s Bell 2

Jonathan has been producing and exhibiting his artwork professionally for over 16 years, and he is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors.

He has had 14 solo exhibitions, and contributed to over 20 group exhibitions, at home and abroad.

Two interlinked themes inform Jonathan’s work. First, how physical changes to our environment have an impact on visual culture and second, how artists engage with the concept of regeneration. Jonathan uses materials that are associated literally with regeneration, such as found objects from brownfield sites, recycled building materials, tools and other equipment, transforming them into indoor sculptures.

Title: Mud Larking - Elizabethan London
Medium: Hand thrown altered porcelain with shiny, matt, crawling glazes and ceramic transfer
Size: 25x17 cm
Reserve price: £120


Raewyn Harrison  - Mudlarking
Raewyn Harrison - Mudlarking

Raewyn Harrison is a London-based ceramic artist who grew up in New Zealand.  She creates porcelain collections with a strong narrative based on sites and structures that fascinate her. Her trademark dribble edges are combined with her own glazes that fragment images, making each piece unique.

The river Thames is a constant source of inspiration which led to the creation of her Mud Larking series. She collects fragments from the foreshore, delves into archives for historical maps, and goes on expeditions to take photographs of decommissioned structures in the Thames Estuary.

Title: Welcome to the Stow 2019
Medium: Linocut
Size: 30x30cm (unframed) 50x50cm (framed)
Reserve price: £250


Anna Alcock - Welcome to the Stow 2019
Anna Alcock - Welcome to the Stow 2019

Anna Alcock lives and works in Walthamstow. Her work is in collections around the world.

She works primarily in print; wood engraving, linocut, woodcut, etching, screen-prints, textiles and monotypes. In the community, she shares her love of printmaking with disabled, dementia awareness, and health and wellbeing groups, in schools, studios, museums and galleries.

Traditionally trained in South Africa, she moved to London in 1999, and completed an MA in printmaking in 2004. She is Director of Inky Cuttlefish Studio.