in association with Gorringe’s Auctioneers

Raising funds for Barefoot Opera’s new ‘people’s opera’, Bloom Britannia

30th May – 13th June 2021

Online auction at www.gorringes.co.uk

Are you interested in collecting contemporary art?

If the answer is yes, you will delighted to know that Barefoot Opera is holding an auction of paintings and sculptures by more than twenty highly acclaimed artists in partnership with Gorringes Auctioneers in June 2021. Our aim is to raise funds for Barefoot Opera’s new ‘peoples’ opera’ Bloom Britannia. This four year project brings the experience and joy of music and opera closer to the communities of Hastings, St Leonards and Bexhill.

To find out more about the artworks ahead of the launch of the auction on May 30th, visit the online viewing gallery HERE.

The auction will culminate at a sparkling event in The Hay Barn at Charleston Farmhouse in East Sussex on Sunday 13th June 2021 from 6.30-9.30PM, where final bids will be accepted, both in the room and live online. In order to include as many collectors as possible, this will be a private, ticketed event. Please email jennylevitan.barefootopera@gmail.com to apply for a ticket

Participating artists include: Stephen Buckley / Edward Chell / Sally Cole / Jean Davey Winter / Tacita Dean / Olga Geoghegan/ Steven Gregory / Tom Hammick / Bryan Kneale / Garth Lewis / Bernard McGuigan / Mark Pulsford / Matthew Radford / Tobit Roche / Maggie Scott / Donald Smith / Charlotte Snook / Siobhan Stanley / Kjell Torriset / Maibritt Ulvedal / Joseph Mark Wright / Laetitia Yhap / Suzie Zamit


A number of the artworks will be available to view at various locations across St. Leonards-on-sea over the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend – 28/29/30/31 May 2021. Further details to be announced. With thanks to Omega Studio.

With thanks for the support of the artists, our patrons and partners.