24 August 2017

Helmets for headway exhibition


 I was contacted by the lovely Alice who I've been friends with a for a few years now to be part of an amazing project with headway which is a uk wide charity that works to improve life after brain injuries, brain damage is something very close to my heart my mother suffered from brain damage which eventually killed her, not from an head injury so it was something I would hate to see someone else suffer with, The exhibition includes some amazing artists like Grayson Perry, Jake and dinos chapman, Emily malice and many more, We were each given a laser helmet and told to create anything we wanted to on the helmet itself. I sat and stared at mine for a solid 3 months so when the deadline to submit arrived in May, I panic painted! 

As some one of loves working in watercolours I decided to paper mache the helmet and just try and create the brightest looking helmet I could. The thought of all these amazing artists submitting pieces did feel a tad bit daunting but I tried to overcome that but realising I had been asked in the same caliber as these wonderful people so I just embraced the fun side of being an artist, letting the art speak for itself. 

So the exhibition is coming up, it will be at Look mum no hands in London on 1st September until the 7th and each helmet is being auctioned off to raise money for Headway uk. You can see the auction here which is super exciting and I just can't wait to see what we can raise.  You can follow the  exhibition with the hastag #helmetsforheadway   

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