We at TOOVEY’S Antique & Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers are pleased to announce our fifth sale of Contemporary Art at Auction, this year in association with Horsham Museum.
The ethos of these sales has always been to promote the arts in Sussex by creating a refreshingly different way for artists to showcase their work in this county. We are delighted that Horsham Museum & Art Gallery share this same outlook, deciding to exhibit many of the artworks in this catalogue in the ‘Hung, Drawn and Displayed’ exhibition. The medieval timber-framed building in Horsham’s picturesque Causeway provides a contrasting backdrop for this diverse selection of 21st century art.
We hope that the auction will reciprocate this support by acting as a stimulus for people to visit the museum and preview some of the works in the sale. Horsham Museum features a stunning collection of local and national importance and is free to enter.
Toovey’s support of the arts is not limited to these auctions. In addition to our on-going support of Horsham Museum & Art Gallery and Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, this May we are sponsoring the HOUSE festival in Brighton and the Brighton Open. The Brighton Open is a fascinating fridge magnet exhibition on the seafront of Brighton on the 7th May, where you can rearrange the artworks and even take your favourite image home with you for free.
In addition, I have been approached by Sussex Life magazine to write a regular feature on contemporary Sussex artists. The first two articles were published in the March and April issues.
For collectors and patrons, the auction offers an exciting platform for the acquisition of art by established and emerging names. Drawing on 15 years of experience in the resale art market, I have selected all the artists on their individual merits, creating a diverse and eclectic fusion of styles. Many of the artists have featured in our previous auctions, but the list of names always changes and we are delighted with the fantastic selection offered in this year’s sale.
We look forward to welcoming you at our Spring Gardens rooms for the auction on May 28th. If you are unable to attend the sale, but still wish to bid on any lots, we will be pleased to execute absentee bids on your behalf. For more information on bidding and buying at our auctions, please visit www.tooveys.com or call our offices on 01903 891955. Nicholas Toovey FRSA, BA (Hons)