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Silent auction for University film

Rough Seas artwork

Rough Seas by Charlotte Bunney

Charlotte Bunney’s artwork (2017, Classics) is being auctioned as part of an online silent auction to fund the University’s second-ever student feature film, Breakwater, which is currently in its pre-production stage. Charlotte’s art is being auctioned alongside original works by artists such as Maggi Hambling CBE, Jonathan S Hooper and Steven Appleby. The auction catalogue has also been designed by Charlotte, who is the film’s graphic designer.

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Charlotte Bunney

Charlotte is an illustrator, fine artist, graphic designer, and writer. She has an MA in Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. Having grown up in North Yorkshire, a lot of her work is based around nature, but the classical world is also another key influence. During her BA and her MA, she regularly worked on a broad range of student publications and theatre productions. She has been in publications across the globe and her work has been exhibited in the UK. A full list of her publications and exhibitions, along with her portfolio, can be found on her website.

The University’s first-ever feature film, Privileged, was made in 1982. The Oxford University Filmmaking Foundation (OUFF) and the student production company Nocturne Productions have decided to make the second feature film in the history of the University: Breakwater. Breakwater follows the relationship between Otto, a university student, and John, a retired angler who lives on the coast. It is set between the glorious sandstone of Oxford and the salt-encrusted shingle of the Suffolk coast, blurring the genres of psychological drama and horror to explore how we connect, forgive and grieve.

A Gala Evening is being held at Oriel College on Saturday 11 February, 6-7:30pm, where the art on auction will be displayed, and some of the film’s score will be performed for guests to enjoy alongside nibbles and prosecco. The project is being supported by Lord Neil Mendoza, the Provost of Oriel College, as well as Andy Paterson and Mike Hoffman.

Find out more about the online auction, auction catalogue and gala tickets.

Published: 1 February 2023

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