Our annual art fundraiser, A Letter in Mind, is our creative way of raising money for Queen Square.
A Letter in Mind, returns for the sixth year and the theme is ‘Making Light Work’. Starting with a simple envelope we’re inviting visual responses from our artists, patients and supporters to show us what ‘making light work’ means to you, however you choose to realise it.
Capturing specific light conditions and light effects have continuously fascinated artists. Leonardo da Vinci studied our perception of space through light, Joseph Wright of Derby created drama through candlelit and moonlit subjects, Monet captured the changes in light across varying times of day, season and weather; Man Ray placed everyday objects onto photo-sensitive paper exposing them to light creating ‘rayographs’, and James Turrell’s sublime installations use both actual and coloured light to emphasise light as space.
“My works are about light in the sense that light is present and there, the work is made of light” James Turrell
The artwork envelopes will all be priced identically at £85 and sold anonymously at the exhibition at the gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf in London, from 26-29 September 2019.
If you don’t make it along to the gallery, then look at our online gallery, where you will be able to browse and buy previous year’s artwork from the comfort of your own home!
*Please note 2019 artworks will only be available to buy online from 26 September*
All proceeds from A Letter in Mind help the one in six affected by a neurological condition.