First time art auction raises more than £750

Clifford Perry from Edinburgh bought “Owl” for £41 at the Wymondham Arts Centre auction. PHOTO: Gay

Clifford Perry from Edinburgh bought “Owl” for £41 at the Wymondham Arts Centre auction. PHOTO: Gayla Clark - Credit: Gayla Clark

The first auction to be held in an arts centre raised more than £750 at the weekend.

The highest amount raised by any of the 23 donated works sold was an oil painting called Swallow whi

The highest amount raised by any of the 23 donated works sold was an oil painting called Swallow which went for £77.99. PHOTO: Gayla Clark - Credit: Gayla Clark

Wymondham Arts Centre at Beckets Chapel held the event on Sunday, June 17.

The highest amount raised by any of the 23 donated works sold was an oil painting called Swallow which went for £77.99.

More than 60 amateur and professional exhibits including pottery, paintings, prints and textiles were shown at the centre from June 12-17.

Matt Downing, project manager at Wymondham Arts Centre, said: 'The auction is a new event for the Arts Centre and one which we are very excited about.

Volunteers at Wymondham Arts Centre. PHOTO: Gayla Clark

Volunteers at Wymondham Arts Centre. PHOTO: Gayla Clark - Credit: Gayla Clark

'We have had some amazing items donated. We wanted to encourage people to buy art, raise money for the Centre and have fun. All support was really appreciated.'

Among the contributions were two pieces of pottery by June Gentle and art from Chris and Hannah Hann.

Exhibits at the Wymondham Arts Centre auction. PHOTO: Gayla Clark

Exhibits at the Wymondham Arts Centre auction. PHOTO: Gayla Clark - Credit: Gayla Clark

Exhibits at the Wymondham Arts Centre auction. PHOTO: Gayla Clark

Exhibits at the Wymondham Arts Centre auction. PHOTO: Gayla Clark - Credit: Gayla Clark