The Josef Herman Art Foundation Cymru is holding its 2nd major charity art auction on Friday 2nd June 2023 at Rogers Jones Auctioneers in Cardiff. The auction will contain works by well-known Welsh artists of international repute, including Royal Cambrian Academy members and The Welsh Group of artists. It will feature work from artists and makers including Jacqueline Alkema, Karina Roseanne Barrett, Seren Bell, Ken Dukes, Philip Eglin, Cicely Hey (a member of The Bloomsbury Group), Elfyn Jones, Jacqueline Jones, Julia Griffiths Jones, Mike Jones, Paul Joyner, Zara Kuchi, Karel Lek, Gus Payne, Hilary Powell, Elaine Preece-Stanley, Pea J Restall, Sula Rubens, Kevin Sinnott, Beatrice Williams and Jeremy Yates. We are also including a range of work by Josef Herman donated by the Herman Estate in support of the Foundation’s work.
The Auction celebrates our first 20 years as a charity, with the Foundation established in 2003, and proceeds will support our continued work in arts and education, working with local communities and schools in often disadvantaged areas in Wales and increasing access to artists and the arts, as well as our work in the field of human rights. Half of all funds raised will also support the acquisition and further development of the former Sardis Chapel in Ystradgynlais, which the Foundation is developing as a future arts and heritage centre and the new home for our collection.
We are extremely grateful to Rogers Jones Auctioneers and Ben Rogers Jones will be taking the auction in their showroom with bidding also available online. The Foundation is also working with The Welfare at Ystradgynlais and has arranged a pre-auction exhibition from Thursday 27th April to Saturday 20th May 2023 so that potential buyers will have the opportunity to view the works prior to the event.