The world’s first museum dedicated to works of art inspired by nature, Nature in Art, is holding its first auction, which will raise funds to support the Gloucestershire venue after a difficult 18 months.
Running until Tuesday 31 August 2021, the special auction exhibition Nature’s Beauty will include paintings, prints, drawings and various 3D artworks going on the block – with more than 50 pieces donated to Nature in Art Trust by trustees, artists and collectors.
Whether you’re a seasoned art collector or looking for the perfect decorative piece, it’s an amazing opportunity to pick up gallery-standard artwork, all while supporting Nature in Art.
It’s been a hard year and a half for the Twigworth museum, with no guaranteed or ongoing public or private funding to support it throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.
The money raised from the auction will help Nature in Art to continue running its popular exhibitions, as well as hosting its activities and events programme.
There’s also the chance to bid for some very special signed books, from WWT founder Sir Peter Scott’s autobiography; Sir David Attenborough’s book Life on Earth; and even a limited-edition copy of Wildlife Crisis by HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and James Fisher – signed by the duke himself!
Interested bidders can see the artworks on display at Nature in Art from Thursday 5 to Sunday 29 August 2021. All bids must be made online, with the auction formally closing at 4pm on Tuesday 31 August 2021.
Bids are invited at or above the minimum reserve price for each item and the highest bids at the close of the exhibition period will be successful.