Following the huge success of The National Brain Appeal’s previous two art exhibitions, created on envelopes and sold anonymously, ‘A Letter in Mind’ returns to gallery@oxo for a third time with the theme ‘A View on Nature’. Grayson Perry has again created an exclusive artwork for the event which raises vital funds for The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, the UK’s leading centre of excellence for treating diseases of the brain, spine and nervous system.
‘A Letter in Mind – A View on Nature’ invited artists to take inspiration from their travels, observations and letters exploring their personal relationship with the natural world and our environment. From flora and fauna, animal or mineral, the laws of physics and advances in astronomy to the abstraction found in natural symmetry and fractal patterning.
The exhibition comprises over 230 envelope artworks. These include beautiful, moving and thought-provoking pieces from the international art world (from the Bahamas, Uganda and Australia). A host of well-known artists have donated new works, including: Antony Gormley, Grayson Perry, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition exhibitor Tom Hammick; award-winning illustrators Polly Dunbar, Tim Hopgood and Bethan Woollvin; BP Portrait Prize finalist Lewis Chamberlain; Columbia Threadneedle Prize finalist Yuki Aruga; David Mach RA; Daniel Chatto and Sarah Armstrong-Jones, Natasha Kidd and Gill Rocca; artist and magazine editor Harry Pye; artistic director of the Royal Drawing School and BP Portrait Award winner Catherine Goodman; make-up guru Barbara Daly; actors Sophie Thompson and Kevin Eldon; and architects Amin Taha, Sadie Morgan and Andrew Grant.
As well as professional artists, the exhibition showcases contributions from musicians, museum designers, a biologist and a stamp designer. Many of the artworks have been created by artists who have themselves been patients or whose family has been affected by the work of The National Hospital. The breadth of medium and interpretation of the theme ‘A View on Nature’ has again produced an extraordinary range of engaging work.
All the artworks use a simple envelope as a starting point. Every artwork will be identically priced at £85 and sold anonymously at the exhibition in aid of The National Brain Appeal. The artist’s name and biography will be revealed at the end of the exhibition.Return