You are hereby invited to Cornwall Contemporary Art Auctions first Exhibition and Auction at the Fish Factory on the 7th and 8th of December. We have chosen the Fish Factory as the auction location because we feel it is helping to build a new artist community in Falmouth and gives great exposure to new and existing artists. The unique backdrop and the quirky history of the building is just the cherry on the top. Rose has kindly made space in the Fish Factory calendar for our Christmas auction.     

An idea came to mind of how to make the contemporary art of today more accessible by creating an outlet for artists to sell their artwork directly in a modern day auction. The auction will be drawing in a large crowd and have a nice friendly atmosphere. Our main aim is to give you the chance to view or buy a wide variety of artwork from current and emerging artists.   

We (Jenna Dunstan and Matthew Kemp) have chosen the Christmas period for our first auction as it's a great chance for individuals looking for those one-off unique Christmas gifts with a great chance for art buyers and gallery owners to have a look at some new talent.  I have publicised the event widely in the local press and have got in contact direct with them again to advertise in the auction sections of the major Cornish newspapers. 

How it works: 

There will also be a open view exhibition on the evening before the sale where all work will be set out in the quirky backdrop of an old converted scallop processing factory now aptly named - The Fish Factory. We will be hoping to promote and in turn give wider publicity to the Fish Factory art space. The following day from 10am people can come along and view the pieces and register to bid with the sale commencing at 1pm.  

So far we have nearly 110 lots (and counting) that will be going under the hammer and we will be bringing in local auctioneer Peter Kemp who has twenty-five years experience as an auctioneer to conduct the sale.

I hope this give you a brief overview of our idea and what we are looking to do.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in contact through any of the mediums below or please give me a ring and we can have a chat about it further. 

Telephone: Matt Kemp (Contemporary Art Auctions Cornwall) 07788240146

Find us on Facebook: Contemporary-Art-Auctions-Cornwall or Art-Auctions-Cornwall 

Exhibition/Open View: Friday 7th December @ 7pm

Auction Day: Saturday 8th December viewing from 10am onwards -Auction Starts  @1pm

Venue: Fish Factory Contemporary Art Space, Falmouth Wharves, North Parade Falmouth, TR11 2TF 

Below is a link to an article about the auction: 

Here is a link to the website of just some of the pieces to be auctioned:

And here is the Facebook page: