Each year, since 2017, we have organised and held auctions of art from over 50 local artists, from Margate and the surrounding Kent community. Our school is sited in a community which hosts a number of artist collectives, shared studio spaces and galleries.
The auctions are hosted by Keith Brymer-Jones, renowned potter (‘Great Pottery Throw Down’ on television) and patron of arts education through his work with the NSEAD (National society of Education in Arts and Design).
In 2019, the auction was hosted by the Walpole Bay Hotel, just 5 minutes from our school, and owned by Jane, whose grandchildren attend the school. The auctions raise between £3200 and £4300 each year for the arts at our school.
We hope that the 2020 auction (postponed from the usual November date), will take place in the Spring 2021. Please follow our blog for updates.