Bag yourself an original Tracey Emin for £85 at The National Brain Appeal’s A Letter in Mind exhibition. On now, at gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, until Sunday, 29 September, the annual fundraiser gives people the chance to buy original artworks by Tracey Emin CBE, Chantal Joffe, Kate Sherman, Ishbel and Morag Myerscough, Gill Rocca, Orlanda Broom, Polly Dunbar and Bethan Woollvin for just £85, with all proceeds going to help people with neurological conditions. Also among the 350 artworks on envelopes are pieces by writer, presenter, actress and comedian Jo Brand and actress Sophie Thompson. The twist is that the artist’s name and biography is only revealed after the exhibition closes and once the work has sold.
If you can’t get there this weekend, you can still browse and buy the artworks online, here.
As well as professional artists, the exhibition showcases contributions from people who have themselves been patients or staff and those whose family have benefitted from the care at The National Hospital.
All the artworks use a simple envelope as a starting point, responding to this year’s theme ‘Making Light Work’. They are identically priced at £85 and sold anonymously, raising vital funds for The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London’s Queen Square, the UK’s leading centre of excellence for treating diseases of the brain, spine and nervous system.
‘A Letter in Mind 2019 – Making Light Work’ will be at gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, London SE1 9PH from Thursday 26 September to Sunday 29 September, open daily from 11am-6pm. Admission free.