The National Brain Appeal have launched a call for artists for their annual fundraiser, A Letter in Mind. Creating art on an envelope, donated works are exhibited in an exhibition at the end of the year at gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, in London from 5-8 November 2020. Each piece is priced at £85 and works remain anonymous until they are sold. Names of the artists are revealed at the end of the exhibition.
Last year saw works by Tracey Emin, Olafur Eliasson, David Shrigley and Chantal Joffe. This year, and fittingly for these times when the everyday has become so important for many of us, the theme is of ‘Everyday Things’.
Help raise funds for the NHS and register to submit your work here. All proceeds from the exhibition raise funds for The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology. With one in six people affected by neurological conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, brain cancer, epilepsy, brain injury, dementia, prion disease, Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, this is a much needed area of the NHS to fund.
The ‘Everyday Thing’ could be a daily ritual of a walk around a local area, a favourite mug or a much-loved bag. It might be your community, a favourite view or music practice. However predictable and supposedly routine these ‘things’ are, doing, using or seeing them that gives us time and space to reflect and help navigate our everyday lives.
Previous submissions have included include Antony Gormley, Grayson Perry, Bob and Roberta Smith, Jessica Voorsanger, as well as award-winning political cartoonists, illustrators and animators, and artists and curators.