A Letter in Mind - Making your Mark
The National Brain Appeal
Online Event
Wed 03 Nov 11:00
Thu 04 Nov 11:00
The National Brain Appeal invites you to take part in our annual art fundraising exhibition A Letter in Mind – Making your Mark. After a year in and out of lockdown, many of us have had time to reassess our place in society and in the world. We are looking to tentatively re-establish our relationship with everything around us, as well as adapting to how things – including ourselves − might have changed. How do we make our mark in this different world? Do we want to continue life in the same way as before? Do we feel strongly about another role, cause or way of living? Is it back to the humdrum or can we influence, inspire and ‘make our mark’ in new and improved ways? People have made marks to connect, tell stories and communicate since time began.

Alongside the growth of the digital world, hand-made creations still have a strong and powerful ability to affect us in an increasingly ‘hands off’ virtual environment. All you need is a simple envelope as your starting point and the rest is up to you. Previous artists include Grayson Perry, Chantal Joffe, Ishbel Myerscough, Morag Myerscough, Mark Dion, Gill Rocca, and Mark Entwisle; designer Zandra Rhodes; illustrators Chris Riddell, Tim Hopgood and Polly Dunbar; architects Laurie Chetwood, Andrew Grant and Amin Taha; comedian and presenter Jo Brand; journalist and presenter Andrew Marr; actors Joanna David, Kevin Eldon, Sophie Thompson and Phyllida Law.

The artwork envelopes will all be priced at £85 and sold via our online gallery. The works will remain anonymous until they are sold; the names of the artists will be revealed at the end of the exhibition. A Letter in Mind provides a wonderful way for people to show their support for the NHS, as all proceeds will fund projects within The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology.

To take part, you simply need to register.

The deadline is 16 July 2021. 
If you have any queries, please get in touch at letterinmind@nationalbrainappeal.org.

Important dates
Entry deadline 16 July
Online preview 3 November at 11am
Online sales 4 November at 11am

For news and updates about A Letter In Mind and our work, follow us on:
Facebook: The National Brain Appeal
Twitter: @brainappeal
Instagram @brain_appeal   

We can’t wait to see how you’ll be ‘Making Your Mark’ this year!

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This is a free event

Suitable for ages: 16+

Organised by The National Brain Appeal

Ms Anna MacLeod
t: 020 3448 4724
e: anna.macleod3@nhs.net

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01856 741457

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