The Environment Trust celebrates 30 years of working to improve, preserve and protect the environment in and around Richmond with its 16th annual Art Auction on 6 November

The theme for this year’s Environment Trust Art Auction is Food, Glorious Food, inspired by the trust’s successful Heritage Lottery Funded project ‘Jam Yesterday, Jam Tomorrow’ that is uncovering the local history of market gardening, nurseries and food production. Contributing artists have been working on ideas for their interpretation.

Many other unusual images in a variety of media, including watercolour, oil, acrylic, linocuts and etchings, are expected to be big sellers at the auction, which features the work both of prominent local artists and those who are nationally known.

The auction is one of the highlights of the social calendar in Twickenham and last year raised almost £13,000 towards the many environmental projects supported by the Environment Trust for Richmond upon Thames. 

The final number of lots is expected to reach around 40, and prices for individual pieces may start from as little as £20 and some may achieve well over £1,500. 

Says auctioneer and fine art dealer, John Iddon: ‘We are, as ever, indebted to our artists who so generously donate their work to help the work of the trust.  Because it is an auction, amazing bargains are to be had on the night – there are some wonderful paintings.’

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The auction takes place at York House, Twickenham TW1 3AA on 6 November. Viewing from 6.30pm, auction from 8pm. Tickets cost £10, and include refreshments.                       


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