For over 40 years, the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association has been supporting people living with the condition, their families and professionals. Now, the charity’s work is being commemorated through art.
Founded in 1979 by groups of families affected by the disease, the MND Association is to be celebrated through a unique exhibition, currently taking place (2 – 6 October) showcasing a variety of work created by artists living with and affected by motor neurone disease.
Artists featured in the exhibition, called Art Beyond Limits, include Simon Adams who has had a passion for photography for the past 30 years; award winning artist Lucy Pittaway; and work from Stanley (Mac) McMurtry MBE, a British cartoonist who is best known for his work in the Daily Mail newspaper and whose wife died of MND.
Speaking of the exhibition, chief executive of the MND Association, Sally light enthused: “We are extremely excited for the exhibition and so grateful to all the artists who are showcasing their fantastic work to mark 40 years of the Association.
“We hope that as many people as possible come along to view this art that isn’t necessary created in a traditional way, and to help us raise awareness of MND.
“Together we will make a difference to those living with and affected by this devastating disease.”
All the work displayed is available for purchase, with a percentage of the proceeds being donated to the MND Association.
The exhibition is taking place at the gallery@oxo on London’s South Bank in a bid to further raise awareness of the disease and life with MND.
Describing a group of different diseases, MND affects the nerves – known as motor neurons – in the brain and spinal cord which tell your muscles what to do.
Supporting for families for over 40 years, Art Beyond Limits is a creative look at a charity that has been imperative over the years and shining a light on the disease.