The unique Art for Cure exhibition of more than 1,000 rare artworks and photographs from over 100 exhibitors will go on sale during the bank holiday weekend (5-7 May), to help fund Breast Cancer Now’s cutting-edge research.
Art for Cure will be held at the magnificent Glemham Hall, Suffolk, from Saturday 5 - Monday 7 May, from 10am-5pm. The exhibition is hoping to raise a significant amount this year, to help Breast Cancer Now achieve their goal that by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live and live well. Money raised from the sale of fine art, sculpture and photography will support the charity and other local breast cancer services.
For the first time, at the 2018 exhibition London’s Atlas Gallery will host a pop-up gallery at the event, with photography for sale of The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix captured by the internationally renowned Gered Mankowitz, Kate Moss beautifully shot by Arthur Elgort for British Vogue, and a rare photograph of Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition by Australia photographer Frank Hurley.
The 2018 exhibition also will feature iconic and rarely released photography from the estate of iconic fashion and portrait photographer Brian Duffy, such as limited photography of David Bowie, Michael Caine, and a self-portrait.
Among the artworks there will be highly collectable paintings and sculptures for sale by renowned artists, such as Henrietta Dubrey, Maggi Hambling, Michael Speller, Carol Peace and John O’Connor.
50% of the sale of each artwork, and 30% of each sculpture sold at the exhibition will be donated to Art for Cure, which will help fund pioneering research into breast cancer and local breast care services.
Art for Cure founder Belinda, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. Following successful treatment, she teamed up with friend and co-founder Sally Ball, who was sadly diagnosed with breast cancer during the planning of their first exhibition in 2014, which raised £100,000 towards research into breast cancer. The creative duo held a second, larger event in 2016 which raised a staggering £175,000, and this year’s event at Glemham Hall is set to be even bigger and better, raising substantial funds to help put a stop to the disease.
To date, Art for Cure has funded over £200,000 towards Breast Cancer Now’s cutting-edge research into incurable, secondary breast cancer. All funds raised by Art for Cure for Breast Cancer Now will be used to help fund research to find the next generation of targeted drugs, to help treat breast cancer successfully and stop it from spreading outside of the breast, where it can become incurable.
Belinda Gray said:
“I am thrilled to be holding the fourth Art for Cure exhibition at the beautiful Glemham Hall, which I hope will raise an enormous amount of money for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research. We have such incredible artists and photographers exhibiting at the event, it’s very moving that so many huge names in the art world have united to help put a stop to breast cancer.
“Having been through breast cancer myself and seeing close friends experience it, I know the devastation this disease can cause, which is why I am passionate about helping to find a way to stop it, so that women, if diagnosed, can face a really positive future.
“I am very proud of what Art for Cure has achieved so far, and am inspired by knowing that the funds we raise at the event from the sale of the artworks will help make a difference to women with breast cancer. I look forward to welcoming all our guests to the event, and thank everybody for their support of this vital cause.”
Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Now, said:
“We are delighted that Art for Cure is back with another stunning exhibition. This is such a wonderful and unique event which has already raised a tremendous amount of money for our vital work into secondary breast cancer, and we are so grateful to Belinda and all involved in Art for Cure for their continued support of Breast Cancer Now.
“Breast cancer is a devastating disease that affects around 55,000 women each year, and it’s thanks to events like this that progress is being made into researching the disease. Funds raised at this exhibition will help our scientists discover more about secondary breast cancer, which still cuts short the lives of 11,500 women each year. We hope Art for Cure 2018 will be a tremendous success, and we wish Belinda all the best for the event.”
Breast cancer remains the most common cancer in the UK. One in eight women will face breast cancer in their lifetime, and around 11,500 women lose their lives to the disease each year.
Breast Cancer Now is dedicated to funding live-saving breast cancer research. The charity is working to discover how to prevent breast cancer, how to detect it earlier and how to treat it effectively at every stage so we can stop the disease taking lives.
Art for Cure is open daily to the public from 10am to 5pm, from Saturday 5 May - Monday 7 May at Glemham Hall, Suffolk. More details can be found on the Art for Cure website.