Bid in our Online Silent Auction for an Anthony Ratcliffe original!

Anthony Ratcliffe’s Revisioning the Rhino free online art observation classes begin on Tuesday 2 February at 10am as part of our Art in the Park virtual learning sessions. You also have the chance to own one of Anthony’s original prints and help a good cause at the same time!

In support of the community and educational work of the Friends of Kirkby Gallery & Prescot Museum (FOKGPM), Anthony Ratcliffe has very kindly donated one of his stunning prints created specifically as part of his Art in the Park artist commission.

The money raised will go towards supporting the costs of further online educational projects being delivered via Kirkby Gallery & Prescot Museum throughout 2021.

Meru Ceratotherium Simum 2021 (African White Rhinoceros), shown framed and in natural light in Anthony’s studio.

Artist: Anthony Ratcliffe

Title: Meru Ceratotherium Simum 2021 (African White Rhinoceros)

Medium: Woodcut print, edition number 2/4, in a black wooden frame.

Print size: 74cm(w) x 61cm(h)

External frame size: 92cm x 80cm

Reserve bid: £250

The artwork will be sold via an online silent auction, with bidders submitting sealed bids via email to FOKGPM fokgpm@gmail.com by 9pm on Monday 8th March.

All bids will be checked on Tuesday 9th March, and the highest bidder will be contacted. Payment for the artwork will be required within 24 hours of confirmation of the winning bid and must be made via bank transfer: the FOKGPM account details shared with the winning bidder at this point.

To email your sealed bid, the subject of your email must be “Sealed bid for artwork” and you are required to include the following information in the email: •Full Name •Telephone number/s (landline and/or mobile number). •Email address •Full postal address (including postcode)* •Your bid amount

Failure to include any of the above information may void your bid. Only emailed bids will be accepted. Please do not use social media or telephone us to place bids as these will not count/be tracked. In the event that 2 bids for the same amount have been received, the earliest bid submitted will win.

*Your postal address will only be used in the event that there is a continued national lockdown or regional tier statuses in place which prohibit travel making it is necessary to have the artwork couriered to you. The costs of the courier or another form of delivery must also be covered by the winning bidder.