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The National Brain Appeal

The National Brain Appeal: A Letter in Mind Open Call

There is no better time than using this extended period at home to get creative and support a great cause!

We are delighted to announce that A Letter in Mind is returning for the seventh year this November, with the theme of ‘Everyday Things’.

During these tough times we are experiencing your participation provides a wonderful way to show your support for the NHS, as all proceeds from the exhibition will fund projects within The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology.

Your ‘Everyday Thing’ could be the daily ritual of a walk around your local area, a favourite mug or a much-loved bag without which nothing will go right if it’s not with us. Our daily ‘assistants’ help us navigate our everyday lives.

It might be your community, a favourite view or your music practice. However predictable and supposedly routine these ‘things’ are it’s often doing, using or seeing them that gives us time and space to reflect.

We are asking you to use an item that fits the title perfectly. Nothing could be more ‘everyday’ than a simple white envelope!

A Letter in Mind has gone from strength to strength and this year we are supported by a number of internationally-renowned creatives including Zandra Rhodes, Chantal Joffe, Mark Dion, Morag and Ishbel Myerscough, Billy Mundy, Tim Hopgood, Polly Dunbar and Chris Riddell, to name just a few.

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 5-8 November 2020. If you can’t make it along to the gallery, then look at our online gallery, where you will be able to browse and buy artworks from the comfort of your own home.

We look forward to seeing your most treasured everyday things and the various formats in which you choose to explore the theme.

Register to take part today! The deadline has now been extended to 25 September.


Wednesday 2 September, 2020
Friday 25 September, 2020
The National Brain Appeal
Venue Address
3rd Floor Ormond House 26/27, Boswell Street

London , London

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