On 12th October 2021, the Gratitude sculptures will take centre stage at an auction to raise money for our beneficiary charity NHS Charities Together.
This spectacular event will take place at the Southwark Cathedral and will be hosted by celebrity auctioneer and TV personality Charles Hanson.
Pre-bidding is available now online or you can apply for tickets to attend the live auction.
The Live Auction
If you would like to attend the Gratitude Charity Auction and bid live in the room, you can apply for tickets below. Serious bidders only please, to help us raise as much as possible for NHS Charities Together. Ticket applications are expected to be substantially oversubscribed so tickets are limited to two per person.
If you are unable to attend the auction or prefer to bid in private you can place your bids in advance and bid live on the night via the Online Auction. The auction will be streamed live so you will still get to follow the action on the night.
We are also able to facilitate written absentee bids and telephone bids. If you wish to do this, you will need to complete the Bidder Registration Form (including the absentee bid information). Please return the Bidder Registration Form to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours before the start of the auction.
Watch the Live Stream
For people keen to watch the action, the auction will also be streamed live on the night on the Wild in Art YouTube channel.
Important Information and Documents
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When and where is the Gratitude Auction
The Gratitude Auction will take place on 12 October 2021 at Southwark Cathedral.
Q. What are the Gratitude sculptures made of?
The sculptures are made from a mixture of class II fire retardant laminating resin and chopped roving fibreglass over an initial brushed-on layer of gel coat.
Q. What size is the Gratitude sculpture?
The sculpture measures approximately 1900mm tall. The body is 420mm wide and 230mm deep. The circular base is 600mm diameter.
Q. Who is the auctioneer?
The auctioneer is Charles Hanson.
Q. How do I bid online?
You will need to create an online bidding account with Wild in Art and register for the Gratitude auction.
You can have a look through the auction lots and choose the sculptures that you would like to bid on.
Participating in the live auction on 12 October is easy. Make sure you are registered and approved to bid in advance so that you are ready to go. When the auction starts you will be able to see a live stream of the auctioneer selling the lots as well as seeing a real-time feed of the current bid. When your lot comes up online, get ready to click the bid button! Auctions are fast paced so make sure you don’t miss out.
If you would like to place an online bid in advance, just enter the maximum amount you would be happy to pay for the lot. Your bid will be automatically executed for you on the night. If you want to bid above and beyond this, just click the bid button.
Q. How much will the sculptures be sold for?
There is no way of knowing how much each sculpture will achieve. However, if you are saving up for a sculpture, based on previous similar trails, we expect (and hope) them to sell for £4,000 and upwards.