Central Saint Martins Postgraduate Art Auction

Central Saint Martins Postgraduate Art Auction

Central Saint Martins

Thursday 19th November

12- 4pm viewing

5.30pm - 8.15pm - Silent Auction and Viewing

6.45pm - 7.45pm Live Auction


This year CSM present their most ambitious collection of works to date, to be Auctioned on Thursday 19th November at Central Saint Martins in the heart of King’s Cross.

In the year that all four Turner Prize nominees are connected with Central Saint Martins, we are reminded that an investment in student work may have surprising results in years to come.

Among the internationally acclaimed artists who have donated work to the Live Auction are previous Turner Prize winners and Central Saint Martins alumni, Antony Gormley, Grayson Perry and Laure Prouvost. as well as shortlisters Peter Doig and Isaac Julien. Nicole Wemers is on the 2015 shortlist and has also donated a piece of work.

Work sold through the Silent Auction in previous years include that of Raqib Shaw, George Henry Longly, and Georgina McNamara, students at the time, and now renowned, international art stars. There is always a rush at the end of the Live Auction to make bids on the Silent Auction. Luckily we have over 70 pieces of students work available this year. Who knows if you will hit on the next Mona Hatoum or John Stezaker, both with work in the Live Auction.

The night will be overseen by Sotheby’s contemporary art auctioneer Tom Eddison, and promises to be a lively and exciting event.

It is you the bold decisive collector, whether experienced or a newcomer who might walk away with an early work by the next Turner Prize winner!

5.30 – 8.15pm: Silent Auction and Viewing 6.45 – 7.45pm: Live Auction


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.

John Jones are pleased to support the CSM auction, providing framing for lot #15 print  by Isaac Julian, Encoding / Decoding in Blue (In Memoriam Stuart Hall)