This summer I am very proud to be a part of several very exciting group shows across the south. The first was Chorderize, a showcase of work by Undecided Art Collective members at Quay Arts in Newport (which had great reviews) and the second kicked off last week here in London.
Immensely talented Visual Artist Carne Griffiths has been busy curating a very colourful and hugely successful exhibition in Leytonstone in aid of the Great Ormand Street Hospital children’s charity. The show entitled Memorabilia exploded spectacularly onto the vast walls of Norlington Road Studios last weekend in a cascade of nostalgia and apparently infinite skill. Themed largely on childhood memories, the show features more than 100 Artists who are donating between 30-100% of all proceeds from sales of their work to Great Ormand Street Hospital.
I attended the opening night on Saturday and was entirely blown away by the variety and quality of the work. Here are just a few great Artists I have discovered through the event so far and a few old favourites who are also exhibiting..
Newly extended, the show will now run until this weekend (Sunday July 14th) and is well worth a visit if you’re in the area. If you can’t make the show in person there is also an online store featuring a huge amount of work from the show, all of which is for sale in aid of GOSH.
Here’s a statement from Artist and curator Carne Griffiths:
“Last year we were told our beautiful daughter had a condition known as Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. We were told she had a 50% survival chance at birth. Thanks to the amazing care of Great Ormond Street Hospital, she is now 9 months old, has just come off her feeding tube and is getting stronger every day. This exhibition is our way of saying thank you to the people that saved her life, and to the resources that we were fortunate enough to have access to.”
The next group show on my calender is the ‘In Art We Trust’ show, opening this Sunday, July 14th at the Bull Theatre in Barnet and set to be another top-notch display from over 30 emerging and established Artists. Click here for more details.