The Charles Viner 10th Anniversary Art Auction ‘A Decade On’ was a great success, transforming the Viner Gallery in to an Auction House on Saturday 25th November to help raise money for the School Bursary fund.
The auction including work by Charles Viner, the School’s Head of Art (1942 to 1968), local artists and staff, also included an opportunity to purchase fixed price items and historical photographic prints of the School, as well as the chance to bid for items listed in the Auction Catalogue.
Highly regarded professional artists including Nigel Dodds, Jenny Gunning, Dave Gunning, Sarah Stokes, Michael Warren, Adam Birch, Giorgio Uccellini and Adrian Clamp alongside teachers James Millichamp, Emma Bowater and Diana Ward all donated pieces of art for the day.
David Berriman was Guest Auctioneer for the event and provided expert (and entertaining) advice and guidance to bidders throughout proceedings. The School also thanks John Viner, son of Charles who kindly donated so much of his father’s work to help children from across Wolverhampton access our transformational education.
Everything donated to the Auction was sold and we raised over £8000 (with donations still coming in) at the viewings and on the day. Thank you on behalf of all children at our School who receive financial assistance to help support their Wolverhampton Grammar School education.