Time art exhibition
Time is our affordable art exhibition that captures what it means to be part of the brain tumour community – from 6 April to 15 April 2023 at the Business Design Centre in London.
The exhibition features photographs, illustrations, paintings, scans and sculptures submitted by the community to help tell the stories of those affected by a brain tumour, as well as artwork from upcoming and renowned artists from around the globe – to help raise awareness of our mission to defeat brain tumours.
Time is open to the public to help everyone better understand the journey taken by patients, loved ones, supporters, clinicians and researchers when they’re living with a brain tumour or supporting somebody who’s received a diagnosis.
We are also holding some special “A night with…” events featuring some of our well-known artists and high profile supporters. Follow The Charity on social media or subscribe to our newsletter for more information about these events when details are confirmed.
An affordable silent auction for some of the pieces being displayed is now live with all proceeds going towards accelerating a cure. Visitors will be able to bid on the artwork via a QR code or the link below, and the highest bidder will be contacted via email after the exhibition ends with details of how to collect their piece.
Time online auction
Open to everyone, our online auction allows you to take home a piece you fell in love when when visiting, or browse and buy from the comfort of your sofa.
There are two types of items you can bid on, those that are only in the online auction and those that are also in the live auction.
Those that are in the live auction are marked as “Locked” or you can find them all in the “Pre-bid ONLY items” category. For these items we’re accepting pre-bids up until 5pm on the evening of 13 April. The bidding will then be picked up in our live auction.
Time art exhibition tickets
When – 6 April to 15 April 2023
Please note the exhibition will be closed to the public on 13 April 2023.
Opening times – 10am – 6pm
Where – The Business Design Centre, Upper Street, Islington, London N1
Entry is free but there’s a suggested donation of £15
Tickets are available now and all donations will go to The Brain Tumour Charity.
Time live auction
When – 13 April 2023
Opening times – 5.30pm – 8pm
Where – The Business Design Centre, Upper Street, Islington, London N1
Join us as for a live auction of some of our most exclusive artwork from the Time Art Exhibition.
You can purchase sculptures, paintings, textiles and photographs, donated by incredible and renowned artists from around the globe.
Helena TraillHelena Traill, a designer, painter, photographer and long-time supporter of The Brain Tumour Charity, will be taking part in our Time art exhibition! Helena’s father has been living with a brain tumour for over 20 years and she’s used her creative spark to support The Charity in a bunch of different ways – from taking on cycling challenges and donating money from her art sales to writing and self-publishing a book about normalising conversations about cancer. Helena studied at Central Saint Martins and as her part of her final project she created a short film featuring Martino Sclavi, a producer and director who sadly passed away in 2020 after a glioblastoma diagnosis.
StonyAntonio Russo aka Stony will be exhibited at Time. Multi- award- winning artist Stony sadly passed away in June this year following a 3three- year battle with a brain tumour. In February 2019, he was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Grade 4 Brain Tumour. He underwent two surgeries, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy, participated in a clinical trial and Avastin treatment alongside chemotherapy. During this time, he raised money for The Brain Tumour Charity, a charity very close to him after his dad passed away from the same type of Brain Tumour in 2007. Stony began painting and drawing at a very young age, however, being heavily dyslexic and autistic, he always found difficulty in expressing himself. He used art as his means of communication, channelling his excess energy to create detailed pencil drawings of the surrounding landscape. Quantus Gallery will continue to show his work and give to The Brain Tumour Charity by running a series of events and fundraising initiatives and will have a space at our Time exhibition.
Ariela WetheimerAriela Wetheimer is a multi-disciplinary artist who lives and works in Tel Aviv. Active in a variety of mediums: photography, painting, and video. Arielas works focus on identity, time, and the body’s memory. Having studied art at Oranim College, she has had several solo and group shows in Israel and abroad. Ariela will be donating a piece named “Homelandscape” which connects landscape to the body, the physical to the spiritual, wistfulness and memories to reality. This is a follow-up exhibition to “Skin,” which was shown at the Palazzo Mora at the 2019 Venice Biennale. The starting point for this exhibition, same as the previous one, is biographical. “Skin” was about the connection between inside and outside, between mental trauma and the sheath of the enclosing body. The trauma is present here, through masks that have been part of the medical treatment of Eitan, her partnerand have become the central motif of the exhibition.
Hannah GibsonWhilst studying Geology at the University of Edinburgh Hannah became fascinated by the mineralogy and the reactions between various elements, metals and compounds. This led her towards a passion for the alchemy of glass. Capturing the nostalgic imagery of childhood, exposing hidden narratives, through cast sculptural glass stands at the core of Hannah’s work. Passionate about sustainability and recycling, using recycled glass, and found objects. Sweet Nothings are a series of unique Cast Glass figures. Usually found in pairs, whispering ‘Sweet Nothings’ to one another.
David ShringleyDavid Shrigley was awarded the decoration of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire or OBE in Januray 2020. David Shrigley’s quick-witted drawings and hand-rendered texts are typically deadpan in their humour and reveal chance utterings like snippets of over-heard conversations. Recurring themes and thoughts pervade his storytelling, capturing deliberately two-dimensional views of the world, the perspective of aliens and monsters or the compulsive habits of an eavesdropper shouting out loud.
Russell WestRussell West’s intensely coloured, dripping paint artworks draw the eye into a three-dimensional labyrinth of layers and hollows, colours and patterns. West can spend up to a year creating a work, repeatedly applying prepared layers and strips of (just) paint onto pre-arranged wire and pins on a board, then allowing the work, in part, to be defined by the natural effects of gravity and the serendipitous movement of the paint. The ‘Light Brigade’ piece is a portrayal of the ‘charge of the light brigade’, using ‘light speed ‘ as a narrative to capture a moment in time.
Nicholas Kontaxis27 year old contemporary artist, Nicholas Kontaxis thrives as a self-taught abstract artist expressing his unique passion for life through his vibrant paintings, a riot of primary colours despite living with a brain tumour and 50,000 seizures to date. Kontaxis communicates through his bold, colourful and inspirational large-scale canvases that have touched countless individuals and collectors from around the world. His paintings have become his voice despite limited expressive verbal skills. Kontaxis has anchored numerous successful solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Palm Springs, most recently in Beverly Hills and also exhibited in London in 2019. His commissions can be found in the collections of Roger Federer, Adele and Adidas for Coachella. Nicholas recently received the Forbes 30 under 30 accolade for art and style in 2023. Don’t Walk Away is a unique, never been seen before piece of Kontaxis art that is exhibited at our TIME Art Exhibition with very kind permission of Nicholas and the Kontaxis family who personally accompanied the piece to the UK for this exhibition. Further enquiries regarding purchase can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make this half term one to remember with our children’s workshops at the Time Art Exhibition curated by The Brain Tumour Charity.
Join us for an exciting and inspiring experience that will awaken your child’s imagination and creativity. Our workshops offer a unique opportunity for children to explore different art forms, express their individuality, and build confidence in their artistic abilities.
Led by experienced instructors, our fun and interactive workshops are designed to inspire learning and experimentation, allowing children to engage with their imagination and develop new skills.
Illustrator and Author of many Picture Books will be giving a series of art workshops during the exhibition.
– Quizzes and colouring for ages 3-5 year olds.
– Creation of a Storyboard/Picture Book for ages 6-8 year olds.
– Designing a Graphic Novel for ages 9-11 year olds.
Dr. Joshua Y’Barbo will be offering a day-long workshop for the duration of the Time Exhibition on Saturday, April 8th with open drawing stations and a series of drawing exercises based on colour-as-feeling, identity, sharing experiences, or enhancing well-being and quality of life through artmaking. You don’t need to book, and all activities are open to everyone.
Take a virtual tour!
Experience the exhibit as though you are really there, with this virtual walk-through of the gallery space!
How else can I get involved?
Although we believe everybody affected by a brain tumour has the ability to create something meaningful that we’d be proud to display at the Time exhibition, we understand that not everyone feels confident displaying their art publically.
If you’d like to support the exhibition without displaying your own art, you can:
- loan us a piece of art you own for display during the exhibition
- gift us something from your own art collection to be part of the silent auction
- let any contacts you have in the art world know how they can get involved
- recommend visiting the exhibition to people you know and share the event on social media
- volunteer with us and support the event through the gift of Time – no pun intended!