Art Auction

Slugtown Fundraiser 2023

1 Nov 2023 – 30 Nov 2023

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Timezone: Europe/London

Free admission

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Hosted by: Slugtown

We are pleased to announce the Slugtown Fundraiser 2023. Launching online and as an exhibition at the gallery, the fundraiser will include unique artworks, limited editions, prints, caps, totes, risos, T-shirts and more.


Early access via mailing list: 30 – 31 October 2023
Online Fundraiser Live: 1 – 30 November 2023

Exhibition preview: Friday 3 November, 6 – 9pm
Exhibition: 4 November – 11 November

Over 70 artists have generously donated works including: Antony Gormley, Yelena Popova, Michael Dean, Joe Lycett, Susie Green, Emma Cousin, Bobby Dowler, Hilda Kortai, Kes Richardson, Divine Southgate-Smith, Alia Hamaoui, Daniel Eatock, Sofía Clausse, Wilfred Wood, Zoë Carlon and Simon Bayliss.

By pledging to our fundraiser you will help us to continue to support emerging and early-career artists, deliver SlugClub – our free art club for young people in Shieldfield, and help secure the longevity of Slugtown.

Since moving into our current space in February 2022 we have worked with 13 artists to deliver ambitious and critically engaged exhibitions, enabling them to make step-changes in their careers. All artists are supported with an artist fee, material budget and artist development opportunities.  Our goal is to support artists in the North East, alongside bringing artists to the region to exhibit – working to grow and sustain the vibrant visual arts scene in the region.

Last year we launched SlugClub, a free art club for young people in Shieldfield which aims to increase engagement with contemporary art. So far we’ve commissioned 14 contemporary artists to design workshops, and we’ve engaged hundreds of children in the North East.  In 2023/24 we are expanding our programme to work with 3 local primary schools after school clubs and a local youth programme, hosting monthly workshops and pop-up exhibitions of their artwork.   

In summer 2023, we produced Company, collaborating with other local organisations on a hyper-local, week-long project focussed around food and art.  On the back of the success of Company, In summer 2024 we plan to expand and develop a new project during the school summer holiday, working with more artists and engaging even more young people. 

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Antony Gormley

Antony Gormley

Jack Lavender

Jack Lavender

Yonatan Vinitsky

Hannah Lees

Sofia Clausse

Jill Tate

James Lomax

Divine Southgate-Smith

Kes Richardson

Bobby Dowler

Emma Cousin

Hilda Kortei

Susie Green

Michael Dean


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