Auctions Unmissable

Sir Antony Gormley donates unique artwork to the community craft charity designermakersCIO in Diss.

On 6th July a work by Sir Antony Gormley (of Angel of the North fame) will join a marvellous collection of items and experiences donated for auction at Diss Auction Rooms to raise funds for designermakersCIO to buy its current premises.

Other Lots from renowned artists include:

  • A signed Henry Moore Lithograph
  • A bronze sculpture by Laurance Edwards
  • A John Piper screenprint
  • Framed paintings by Martin Laurance
  • An artwork by Maz Jackson
  • A hand-printed work by Nicola Slattery

And many more…

Other items for auction include unforgettable experiences such as:

  • A trip to the children’s favourite Button Moon and afternoon tea with Mr Spoon
  • A luxury weekend in a self-catering cottage on the Norfolk coast.
  • A photo shoot with the international photographer Sylvaine Poiteau
  • A floristry workshop at Gabriel’s Garden
  • A feast from the Middle East cooked in your home courtesy of the Suffolk Supper Club
  • Raku pottery workshop (As featured on The Great Pottery Throw Down, channel 4)

Photographs for each of the lots in the main auction are available here.

We’re delighted that so many supporters have come forward with such wonderful donations for the Auction. There is a really impressive range of items including works of art, literature, gastronomy, workshops and experiences which will make this an unmissable event.” Janine Oxley, Chair of designermakersCIO

designermakersCIO charity is raising funds as a part of their Save Our Story appeal to purchase their home at 21 St Nicholas Street, Diss in order to continue to provide education in contemporary and traditional crafts and offer workshops and events for the wider community of South Norfolk.

Full listing of lots that will be in the main auction at twgaze Auction rooms Diss, can be found here. There will also be a parallel ‘silent auction’ at designermakers21 that will start at 6.30 pm on Thursday 6th July and continue until 5 pm on Saturday 8th July. Lots for the ‘silent auction’ can be viewed here.