Fed up of looking at that blank space on the wall or shelf? Then come along to the Oxford Health Charity Art Auction on Thursday 28th September and let fine art auctioneer, Martin Lambert, along with TV personality and antiques dealer, Brenda Haller, help you secure the ideal work of art to fill it! Not available on the night but want to take part? See below for details of how you can submit a pledge before the event.

Speaking about the auction, Brenda commented:

I want to encourage anyone who has an interest in art – whether it’s collecting or just appreciating great work – to sign up and come along on 28th September. There will be something there that will appeal to you and it promises to be a really fun evening.”

Around 25 local artists have generously donated a range of beautiful works of art which will all be going 'under the hammer', including stunning photographic prints and original watercolours, striking textile art and wood carvings. Artwork will be available for sale with guide prices from £25 to £300+; cash and card payments will be accepted.

To find out more about the 40 artworks that have been donated, please browse our Charity Art Auction Brochure: charityartauctionbrochure28sept23.pdf

This event is being held in support of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Meadow Unit – our new psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) that will treat up to 8 young people at one time, in a safe environment closer to their homes. The unit is currently under construction at our Warneford Hospital site in Headington (artist's impression below) and all proceeds from this evening will go towards enhancing the new facilities.

In particular, funds raised at this Oxford Health Charity event will support our Meadow Unit Appeal which is funding the development of:

  • a bespoke sensory room.
  • a garden gym room.
  • a calming outdoor area.
  • indoor and outdoor artworks.

Steering bidders through the 40 lots during the evening, will be the steady hands of our two auction room professionals:


For local Oxfordshire resident, Brenda, this charity event holds particular significance:

I had a serious car crash a couple of years ago. My husband had a broken neck and I had badly injured shoulders and we were both in hospital for a long period of time. The care that we got from the NHS was excellent and I really want to give something back."

Brenda continued:

This auction also appealed to me, with its focus on mental health, as I ended up with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and I have been having therapy. Some of the therapy has involved art and I have always done a bit of my own art...so being the auctioneer for a charity auction of excellent local artists is really exciting."

Martin is very much looking forward to taking up the gavel on the evening and hopes that bidders will be prepared to 'dig deep' for such a worthy appeal: 

"It’s really exciting to be asked to join the auction and take up the challenge of raising money for a very worthwhile cause. The idea of gathering together some really excellent local art is a good one as bidders will get a real connection with the works they are trying to win. I know it will be a fun evening and I won’t rest until I have got the absolute best price for each piece. Whatever each artwork fetches it will be more than worth the price as all the money is going towards something that will be priceless in the good that it will do for patients."

So, why wait? For your chance to take home some amazing original artwork, while also supporting a worthy cause, book your place now!

Parking is available on site and drinks and light refreshments will be available to purchase during the evening.

If you have any specific requirements, please drop us an email at: [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you there!

If you are unable to attend the event on the evening but would like to make a pledge for one or more artworks being featured in the auction, please submit your pledge(s) by midday on Thursday 28th September via this form: https://forms.office.com/e/LAVK0p6ES3

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