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I’ve once again contributed a piece to this year’s ‘A Letter in Mind’ exhibition for The National Brain Appeal. 

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.  

 

I'm pleased to finally be able to reveal the work that I created for the 'A Letter in Mind' exhibition- which was created on a standard window envelope- and sold before the opening at the charity private view! The ‘A Letter in Mind’ exhibition held at the gallery@oxo earlier this month has been a great success for The National Brain Appeal – with over 1000 visitors during the week, 136 works sold and more than £10,000 raised. The National Brain Appeal have now updated the A Place for Creation web page to show which artworks have sold and which are still available. Mine is number 055! There are still more works for sale, so you can still support this great cause! The National Brain Appeal is the charity dedicated to raising much needed funds for The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square London. The National is one of the world’s leading centres for the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with a wide range of neurological disorders and neuromuscular conditions including multiple sclerosis symptoms (MS), brain cancer, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, Prion disease, and head injury. Please help to improve their outcomes.

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I’ve created a piece which will be auctioned off to help raise funds for this brilliant charity. All works in ‘A Letter in Mind’ (including one by Grayson Perry) are being exhibited anonymously and sold for £80- Only when the exhibition ends will the artist’s name be revealed.

Following the exhibition and auction, I will be able to post the image of my final work… until then, watch this space, and good luck with your purchases!

gallery@oxo: Thursday 2 October to Sunday 5 October 2014. 11-6pm. Admission free.

The National Brain Appeal is a charity dedicated to raising vital funds for The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. Since the charity began in 1984 they have raised £40 million for state-of-the-art equipment, major building programmes and research.

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)

I had the pleasure of working with Monica Shanta Brown in the Mixed Other exhibition, and was so pleased to be part of this follow on exhibition, which also included Mixed Other artists Jamie Bradbury and Phillip Hall-Patch.  The relevancy of mixed-ethnicities within our society is very poignant (especially at the moment), and the show has seemed to resonate with audiences well.  I’ve had some wonderful discussions with visitors regarding my work, as well as ideas of cultural identity.

The exhibition is on until the 9th of June- “Parallax is an exhibition showcasing work by a selection of 11 artists of mixed-heritage and mixed-ethnicities. They share with us their multiple perspectives on individual cultural identity, exploring how cultural location and context shapes our perceptions of the world. This diverse collection of artwork encompassing painting, photography, film and installation, is a creative contribution to the collective dialogue on the truths and illusions of cultural definitions, boundaries and inter-communications. These artists reveal, from multiple viewpoints, complex layers of our diverse and globalised society, with each artist taking the viewer on a journey of shifting perspectives.”

You can read more about the exhibition and the artists featured here: http://www.mixed-other-art.net/Parallax_Exhibition_2013.html

Here are some photos from the private view- which was a huge success!

21 Artists’ London project and exhibition. My featured day was filled with laughs and hard work, surrounded by creativity and some brilliant artists to work alongside. Check out the images from the very busy private view on 21st May ’13- Documentation of my work will be up shortly!

21 Artists showcases artists from a vast array of creative disciplines in unused, alternative spaces to celebrate the creative process, collaborate and explore ways that artists and visionaries can work together to revitalize communities and empty spaces.

You can read more about the London project, created and curated by the amazing Meg Peterson, here: http://twentyoneartists.com/21-artists-london/

Featured Artists included: Matthew Reynolds, Paul Harrison, Bettina Fung, Les Mechants, Adrian Mills, Francesco Benenato, Warren Fox, Gabriela Parra, Ali Zaidi, Sequin Kay, Daniel Campagne, Natalie Oliveri, Yolanda Mercy, Sarah Louise Kristiansen, Andi Schmeid, David Adjei, Pia Tuulia Cabble, Pablo Robertson, Laurie Nouchka, Poppy Green, Sara Dziadik, Andrea Rania, Charles Jean-Pierre & James Flowers.

I am very honoured to have been invited to participate in ‘The Library of Lost Books’ project!
Today I received my beautiful book in the post… And already have some great ideas in how to give this book a new life as an artist book… Updates soon!
In the meantime- have a look at some of the great work already produced:
http://thelibraryoflostbooks.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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