Thursday, 7 April 2011
Slack Space has received a very special donation this Spring. We are now the proud owners of a large and comprehensive collection of vintage art posters.
Some of these have to be seen to be believed. The collection includes vintage posters from our very own The Minories dating back over 40 years, as well as early posters from Colchester Arts Centre, the University Gallery and other venues.
In addition to this feast of local treasure the collection features a large number of original posters from Royal Academy exhibitions dating over thirty years and including such powerful and momentous exhibitions as Sensations, Monet and The Art of Photography.
This work is to be auctioned with the proceeds going to support Slack Space’s work in the community and with local artists and musicians.
The Slack Space art poster auction will take place throughout the day on Saturday 16 April. The posters will be on display in a special hanging in the Slack Space exhibition space on Queen St, Colchester throughout the day so do pop in anytime between 11am – 11pm to have a look at these marvellous vintage items.
Due to size the auction of posters will be split into three parts:
3pm Part One: Of local interest
6pm Part Two: Film, music and miscellaneous
9pm Part Three: The Royal Academy
Refreshments will be available throughout the day.
To view the posters in advance of the auction please go to our flickr site, where they are available to view in three separate albums.
To bid on a piece in advance please e mail us at colchesterslackers (at) gmail.com, stating your name, the lot number you are bidding on and your maximum bid. We will then bid on your behalf up to this amount.
All posters can be picked up from Slack Space anytime Wed – Sat 11am – 6pm the week after the auction