Do you need a unique Christmas present? Or need something beautiful and unique for your walls at home? 

 
WYPW is hosting a winter print and doodle auction to raise funds to support our vital work to bring creative activities to people in Yorkshire and to fix and maintain our workshop which has suffered due to heavy rainfall over the last 18 months. 
 
Many thanks to our amazing artists and friends who have donated work in support of our campaign including one of Britain’s most prolific and well known artists, David Nash OBE. We have something for everyone in our auction – from beautiful drawings of Postman Pat and Rupert Bear by Ray Mutimer, one of the original artists for these well loved characters – to prints by some of the best printmakers working in the UK today. 
 
So have a browse below and if you see something you like, click on the ‘bid’ button and it will take you through to our Ebay listing. Good luck and happy bidding!
 
 

Listings will be live 5th December, 12 noon. Auction will run until 15th December 12 noon.

David Nash
Willow Ladder, 2022
pigment on paper, edition 14/20
57 x 38 cm
 

About artwork

David made a Willow Ladder sculpture at Grizedale Forest when he had a three month residency there in 1978 which was a pivotal time for how his work was developing. In 2021 he had an exhibition at Grizedale Forest Centre which recalled the residency and the work he produced and was delighted to find that part of the original Willow Ladder still survives! Inspired by this he decided to use it as subject for one of the stencil prints that he produced later that year to be shown at YSP with Full Circle.

 

Starting bid £150

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Janine Burrows
Tide
Screen print – Printed at WYPW
Somerset Satin 300gsm paper
42 x 59.4 cm
Framed
 
About artwork

Float framed with Art Glass so the lovely hand torn edge can be seen. White wood moulding, strung ready to hang.

Signed by artist and numbered 1/50

A limited edition screen print of 50 that was part of the recent Table to Tide . A Yorkshire Conversation exhibition at YSP.
Featuring illustrations from Burrows’ sketch books depicting coastal icons of Yorkshire shores.

 

Starting bid £60

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Lisa Stubbs
Happy & Glorious 5/18
Screen print 
39.9 x 30 cm
 
About artwork

This is an orginal screen print, handprinted in Yorkshire by Lisa Stubbs using quality acrylic, printing paper and elbow grease.

This print is inspired by nostalgia conjured up from iconic graphics of classic kitchen food packaging. When teamed with fresh flowers, it brings back memories of the kitchens and gardens of Lisa’s childhood.

 

Starting bid £40

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Clare Grace
Unititled 1/1
2018
Screen print 
29.7 x 20.9 cm
 
About artwork

I make colourful, painterly screen prints on fabric and paper. Hand-drawn positives are used to process photographic screens and prints are sometimes developed through the use of hand-cut stencils and block printing. Colour is very important in my work and sometimes I just love to play with mark making, pattern and shapes to create abstract compositions. I am also interested in how print and especially printed textiles has been used to promote social consciousness. Themes in my work explore class, feminism and recently environmental issues, at first glance the works look decorative – but then look closer…

 

Starting bid £40

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Ray Mutimer
Rupert Bear, 2022
original drawing
29.7 x 21 cm
 

About artwork

“Rupert & Friends” and “Rupert”. Children’s magazine Published by Marvel U.K.

Ray drew an average of 6 pages (picture strips, story illustrations, & activity pages) for each 56 issues from July 1992 to November 1994 – when it folded.

John Harrold, who drew Rupert in the Daily express, had a very clear style of line drawing which we had to use. There were three artists, but not credited.

 

Starting bid £50

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Dorrie King
Variation on the Deconstruction
of a Georgian Chair 1/1
Letterpress/woodblock print 
34.7 x 23.7 cm
 

About artwork

Dorrie King’s work explores the deconstruction of her parents old antique chairs. The pieces of each chair have been sliced to the height of a woodblock or a lead type. She then sets various combinations of these wooden blocks into a chase and prints them as letterpress blocks.

“The profiles of each piece, many of whose edges have been eroded over generations, offer endless possibilities and variations.”

 

Starting bid £30

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John Lewis
The Great Wen 6/6
Etching
56.5 x 48.7 cm
 

About artwork

A few years ago I spent some time drawing the 360 degree view from the top of the dome of St Pauls Cathedral in London. This etching is one of a number of paintings and etchings related to these drawings.

“The Great Wen” is the disparaging name for London coined in the 1820’s by William Cobbett. Despite its intended meaning I find the phrase rather poetic.

– J. D. Lewis

 

Starting bid £40

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Clare Grace
Unititled 1/1
2018
Screen print 
21.2 x 29.5 cm
 

About artwork

I make colourful, painterly screen prints on fabric and paper. Hand-drawn positives are used to process photographic screens and prints are sometimes developed through the use of hand-cut stencils and block printing. Colour is very important in my work and sometimes I just love to play with mark making, pattern and shapes to create abstract compositions. I am also interested in how print and especially printed textiles has been used to promote social consciousness. Themes in my work explore class, feminism and recently environmental issues, at first glance the works look decorative – but then look closer…

 

Starting bid £40

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Ray Mutimer
Postman Pat, 2022
original drawing
29.7 x 21 cm
 

About artwork

“Postman Pat”

Ray had been a full-time proffesiona illustrator for 10 years when he was chosen by Ivor Wood, creator of the puppet character, to illustrate a new set of Postman Pat books called: ‘Tales from Greendale.” Other books followed and he became established as the principle Postman Pat artist for 14 years. His Pat books were published by Scholastic, World International and Egmont.

 

Starting bid £50

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Liadin Cooke
Unititled 1/1
Framed
 

About artwork

Cooke’s work comes out of a curiosity for the world around her and an interest in the emotional and historical significance of sites and objects.

In her drawings and sculpture Cooke combines materials like wax, brass and clay, creating work that seems at once timid and bold, delicate and determined. Often there are detailed surfaces that simultaneously evoke fragility and resilience alongside an awareness of weight, touch and movement. It is through this relationship between material, idea and personal subjectivity that Cooke’s highly individual work is rooted.

Born in Ireland Cooke studied sculpture at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin in the mid 1980’s. In 1993 Cooke moved to London to do a Masters at Goldsmiths College, London and in 2000 moved to Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. She has exhibited widely in the UK, Ireland and internationally. Solo shows include exhibitions at New Arts Centre, Roche Court, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Henry Moore Institute in Leeds and PS1 in New York.

 

Starting bid £60

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Clare Grace
Unititled 1/1
2018
Screen print 
30.1 x 21.1 cm
 

About artwork

I make colourful, painterly screen prints on fabric and paper. Hand-drawn positives are used to process photographic screens and prints are sometimes developed through the use of hand-cut stencils and block printing. Colour is very important in my work and sometimes I just love to play with mark making, pattern and shapes to create abstract compositions. I am also interested in how print and especially printed textiles has been used to promote social consciousness. Themes in my work explore class, feminism and recently environmental issues, at first glance the works look decorative – but then look closer…

Staffordshire Pottery was made for the masses, made by illiterate artisans for illiterate people. roughly potted, often with miss spelt words printed around the base.

 

Starting bid £40

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