gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London, SE1 9PH
Dates: 8 October – 18 October
Opening Times: 11.00am – 6.00pm
Exhibition of envelopes on which artists have created visual responses to the title ‘A Letter in Mind: The Art of a Journey’ for The National Brain Appeal, the charity dedicated to raising vital funds for The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London.
I am pleased to have contributed a piece to this great cause: you can purchase work at the exhibition or view and purchase through the online gallery.
Over 200 works are on show with exhibitors including Grayson Perry, Billy Childish, painters Gill Rocca and Natasha Kidd, Harry Pye, and artist and magazine editor, Horace Panter.
All the envelope artworks will be identically priced at £80 and sold anonymously at the exhibition in aid of The National Brain Appeal. The artist’s name and biography be revealed at the end of the exhibition.
The National Brain Appeal raises money for The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square, London − it’s the UK’s leading centre of excellence for treating diseases of the brain, spine and the nervous system − such as brain tumours, epilepsy, stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s disease and motor neurone disease.
The price of each work is £80 and all proceeds will go directly to The National Brain Appeal. The name of the artists will only be available once an artwork has been bought or once the exhibition closes.
I cannot reveal which work is mine, but you can view and buy artwork through The National Brain Appeal website.
Please note, there is a private view at the gallery@oxo on 7 October (invitation only) so some of the artworks may already have been sold.
The National Brain Appeal (formerly known as The National Hospital Development Foundation) is the charity dedicated to raising vital funds for The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. Donations help them to improve the lives of the 1 in 6 people who are affected by a neurological disorder in the UK.
The Library of Lost Books’ exhibition in the new Birmingham Library is opening soon! I had the privilege of reworking one of their books, which will be included in the exhibition. LoLB asks whether Birmingham Library will be censured or praised for letting them turn their unwanted books into art- What do you think?
Read their blog here!
Installation view of three pieces of work as part of the ‘Parallax’ Exhibition:
‘Hóngbāo‘: Drawings, Red Envelopes (2013) ‘Hóngbāo’ is documentation of the performance during which visitors are gifted with a red envelope containing a unique drawing from a recent newspaper image. In Chinese and other Asian societies, a red envelope or red packet is a monetary gift which is given during holidays or special occasions. Red envelopes are mainly presented at social and family gatherings. The red color of the envelope symbolizes good luck and is supposed to ward off evil spirits.
‘Facekini‘: Video (2013)
‘Small Worlds’: Newsprint, Snow Globes (2013)