Our recent art fundraiser, A Letter in Mind: A Sense of Place was a great success. With more than 350 pieces on sale anonymously, it was our biggest show to date and we had fantastic feedback from those that visited the exhibition.
Using a simple envelope as a starting point, we received beautiful, moving and thought-provoking pieces from the international art world and places as diverse as Peru, Goa and Budapest. A host of well-known artists donated new works, including Grayson Perry, Bob and Roberta Smith, Jessica Voorsanger, Frank Kiely, Gill Rocca, Natasha Kidd, Harry Pye; illustrator Chris Haughton; actors Kevin Eldon, James Fleet, Phyllida Law and Sophie Thompson; comedians Jo Brand and Jenny Eclair; and architects Laurie Chetwood and Amin Taha. The show also includes contributions from artists who are affected by a neurological condition – either personally or through their families and friends. Artists have showcased places important to them personally, socially, historically or geographically.
We have had a phenomenal response to our exhibition with many artworks snapped up in the first few days − but there are still so many fabulous pieces for sale for just £85 − and one is just waiting to be hung on your wall! We also have online galleries of our previous years’ shows, with many incredible envelopes still available to buy.
As always, proceeds from A Letter in Mind will be used to help the one in six people affected by neurological conditions. Our vision is to improve the outcome and quality of life for everyone with a neuro disorder by funding pioneering research, providing access to the latest technology for expert diagnosis and treatment, and training tomorrow’s leading clinicians. We want to provide even better support for our patients, visitors and staff. Donations help fund life-saving equipment, life-changing research and better facilities for all – above and beyond what the NHS can provide.
‘A Letter in Mind’ is generously supported by The Foyle Foundation.