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Postgraduate Art Auction

Over the years the Auction has become an increasingly successful and popular event, and has always proved to be an exciting and fun occasion.

Postgraduate Art Auction 2018: Thursday 15 November

Silent auction and viewing: 5:30 - 8:15pm
Live auction: 6:45 - 7:45pm
Auctioneer: Adrian Biddell
Registration to bid. 

The funds raised from the annual Auction are of enormous value to our Postgraduate Art students. UK Postgraduate students are required to make significant financial investment in order to pursue their studies, covering the cost of fees, accommodation and subsistence without the benefit of the deferred government loan that is available to UK undergraduate students.

In previous years the proceeds of the Auction have supported the cost of hiring an external venue for the interim exhibition.  They have also contributed to students’ final degree show installation and catalogue, and a critics’ feedback session that has become a regular event at the end of the year.

We are immensely grateful to the artists who have donated works this year and in previous years for their generosity that has had such a positive impact on the students’ practice. A big thank you to everyone who has supported the auction.

Learn more about the Art Programme
Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, 1 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4A


Open to the public:
Thursday 8 November, 11am – 6pm
Friday 9 November, 11am – 6pm
Saturday 10 November, 12 – 5pm
Sunday 11 November, Closed 
Monday 12 November, Closed
Tuesday 13 November, 11am – 6pm
Wednesday 14 November, 11am – 6pm
Thursday 15 November, 11am – 3pm


This year the annual auction will see the walls of the gallery filled with donations from acclaimed artists, as well as artworks fresh from the studios of our current students and recent graduates.

"It is impossible to adequately acknowledge the generosity of the artists in our annual postgraduate auction. It is such an extraordinary gesture, to gift your artwork in the service of others and in the best interests of a future generation.”
Paul Haywood, Dean of Academic Programmes, Central Saint Martins.

Lots in the live auction, for which we welcome returning auctioneer-extraordinaire Adrian Biddell, include generous donations from a host of previous Turner Prize winners and nominees, we are delighted to include this year Raqib ShawAntony GormleyMona Hatoum (named Whitechapel Gallery’s Art Icon 2018), Laure Prouvost (selected to represent France at the La Biennale di Venezia 2019), Grayson Perry, Kathy Prendergast, Matthew Krishanu, Peter Doig,and Emma Talbot.