Sheeran’s Suffolk – 12 lots coming up at charity auction organised by Ed Sheeran’s family22 October 2020 Artworks and design pieces by Suffolk artists and craftspeople are available at the charity sale 'Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk Legacy Auction' this autumn.
The auction has been put together with the help of the singer-songwriter’s parents John and Imogen Sheeran and funds raised will help children and young adults with disabilities and life-limiting illnesses in Suffolk with charity GeeWizz.
Auction house Lacy Scott & Knight will offer more than 200 lots from music memorabilia to art via thesaleroom.com with online bidding in an auction running until November 8.
Here is a selection of 12 lots on offer.
1 Ed and the Castle
Ben Mosley painted Ed Sheeran singing at Framlingham Castle in Suffolk (above, top) earlier this year and it is signed by Sheeran. Mosley is the Official Team GB artist. The 40 x 30in (100 x 77cm) picture was donated by the artist. View and bid for the Ed and the Castle picture via thesaleroom.com.
2 The Guardian sculpture
The Guardian Sculpture by Roger Hardy has been created from material reclaimed from the River Alde, which passes through Snape and Aldeburgh, Suffolk. This lot also includes a tour of the artists studio. The 20 x 14 x 7.5in (50 x 35 x 19cm) (including base) sculpture was donated by the artist. View and bid for The Guardian sculpture via thesaleroom.com.
3 Loaded Bronze sculpture
Sculptor Laurence Edwards casts his own work and is fascinated by human anatomy. This piece, called Loaded Bronze Sculpture, is one of an edition of 18. The editioned series are studies for Edwards’s 17ft wide sculpture Carrier. This 12 x 22in (30 x 55cm) maquette was donated by the artist. View and bid for Loaded Bronze sculpture via thesaleroom.com.
4 Pin Mill watercolour
This watercolour by James Chambury is called Pin Mill and is offered with a book on the landscape artist ‘James Chambury - Colour Light & Shade: Painting in East Anglia and Beyond’. The 22 x 25in (56 x 63cm) picture and book was donated by the artist’s daughters Louise and Nicola Chambury from their private collection. View and bid for this Pin Mill picture via thesaleroom.com.
5 Maquette of English Suffragette sculpture
This bronze maquette of a sculpture depicting English suffragette Alice Hawkins is by Sean Hedges-Quinn. Hawkins went to prison five times for acts committed as part of the Women’s Social and Political Union militant campaign. Hedges-Quinn’s statue was unveiled in Leicester city centre in 2018. This maquette measures 20in (50cm) high and was donated by the artist. View and bid for this Alice Hawkins maquette via thesaleroom.com.
6 Felixstowe Ferry picture
Cris Coe’s painting Boats at Felixstowe Ferry, Suffolk is set at the mouth of the river Deben. The 14 x 26in (35 x 65cm) oil on canvas was donated by the artist. View and bid for Boats at Felixtowe Ferry picture via thesaleroom.com.
7 Random Cube
Suffolk potter Jonathan Keep uses a studio-based self-built 3D printer that is designed to print in clay. This stoneware clay and glazed piece is called Random Cube and was donated by Keep. View and bid for this Random cube via thesaleroom.com.
8 Sunset picture
Artist Lydia Brooks is known for her large coastal and abstract paintings. She created I Wanna Spend the Rest of My Sunsets with You earlier this year. It captures the sun setting over the Indian Ocean. The 44.5 x 25in (113 x 63.5cm) acrylic on canvas framed picture was donated by Lydia Brooks Designs. View and bid for this sunset picture via thesaleroom.com.
9 Pomarius Bronze Pear sculpture
A collection of five Suffolk-grown Doyenne du Comice and Conference pears will be created in bronze by artist Alice-Andrea Ewing. Produced using the lost-wax casting method, the work will be donated by Ewing. View and bid for the pear sculpture via thesaleroom.com.
10 Colin Moss self-portrait
The late Suffolk artist Colin Moss (1914-2005) created this self-portrait Drawing The Artist At 80 in 1994. Also included in this lot is a Colin Moss-inspired walking art tour around Ipswich in 2021 with curator Emma Roodhouse, date to be agreed. The charcoal on paper picture was donated by The Estate of Colin Moss. View and bid for this Colin Moss picture via thesaleroom.com.
11 Ball-Back chair
Early examples of ball-back chairs in East Anglia date from the 18th century. This chair is made by Otis Luxton who handmakes contemporary versions of various Suffolk chairs. The chair can be in oak or elm and will be donated by Luxton. View and bid for this chair lot via thesaleroom.com.
12 Suffolk Sunrise and Suffolk Sunset
Suffolk Sunrise and Suffolk Sunset is by Emma Connolly. The pictures measure 19.5 x 27.5in (49.5 x 69.5cm) each and were donated by Emma Connolly. View and bid for these sun pictures via thesaleroom.com.
View and bid for other lots at the Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk Legacy Auction here until November 8.