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A Letter in Mind

Join leading artists and celebrities in The National Brain Appeal’s A Letter in Mind exhibition to support NHS hospital

Ishbel Myerscough's artwork for A Letter in Mind 2021

The National Brain Appeal’s art fundraiser A Letter in Mind is back, asking artists to get creative on an envelope.

Now in its ninth year, artists, patients and supporters are invited to respond to the theme ‘A Sense of Movement’, using a simple envelope as their starting point.

Artworks will be exhibited at Gallery Different in Fitzrovia, central London, and also sold on the charity’s online gallery, from 3-6 November 2022, previewing on 2 November. They will be exhibited anonymously, priced identically at £85. The identity of the artist is revealed at the end of the exhibition, once the artwork has sold.

During these unprecedented times, participation in the exhibition provides a wonderful way for artists to show their support for the NHS, as all proceeds from the exhibition will fund projects at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and UCL Institute of Neurology in London’s Queen Square.

Grayson Perry has taken part several times over the years. He said: “Creating an artwork on an envelope for The National Brain Appeal’s A Letter in Mind exhibition is a simple and wonderful way to show your support for the NHS. The charity injects an air of mystery and fun into the event, with the artist behind each piece remaining anonymous until their work is sold. It is also accessible, with all pieces priced identically at £85, and the money raised going towards helping people with neurological conditions and supporting vital projects at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.”

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Curator Eva Tait said: “Our ninth exhibition takes its inspiration from all that we have been missing over the last few years, such as travelling to far-off places, experiencing new activities and moving through life in a stimulating world. Whether you are feeling that change is in the air or you prefer to take the theme literally, we hope that you’ll be inspired by this year’s focus for A Letter in Mind. We are looking forward to seeing how artists show us what ‘A Sense of Movement’ means to them whilst raising vital funds The National Brain Appeal.”

The deadline for entries is 30 September.

For more details and to register to take part in A Letter in Mind, go to: aletterinmind.org

Image above: Ishbel Myerscough's 2021 entry.


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