Sheffield Children’s Hospital has launched an appeal to raise money for a new CT scanner and I have a creative plan to help them along.
I am keen to support this because, when a large tumour was found in my colon last year, it was a simple CT scan on the same day that reassured me that the problem was isolated and my chances were good. This almost instant feedback meant so much to my family and myself after the shock of the discovery.
A canvas will be divided into many squares and people will be invited to paint something into one or more squares (or ‘Patches’) for a donation of £1 per patch. Depending on their skill or confidence people may paint a picture, a pattern or just fill it in with their favourite colour. They could even commission me to paint something for them. The result will be an intriguing mosaic of ideas and images that will be displayed in many venues around the town and possibly further. The important thing is that people are using their creative skills for a very good cause. All materials will be provided.
Please come and join me at my Open Studio Day (Oct 31st), in the Shop Window (2nd to 13th Nov) or just pop round to the Brevon Gallery on Bass Terrace, Thorne Road, Doncaster DN1 2HZ. Any questions – contact the gallery on 01302 366133 or e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org .
The start of this project has been delayed while waiting for official permission to proceed. That has now arrived but it would be better for me to now launch it in January 2010. Watch this space!