I simply must tell you about a quite extraordinary exhibition that is taking place until Sunday, July 14, 2013 in Norlington Art Studios in Leyton, London. Over 100 UK’s most influential artists have produced art inspired by childhood memories, toys and other nostalgic themes of all passed years – MEMORABILIA. Why is this exhibition taking place? Well, for a very good reason. One of the organizers, artist Carne Griffiths and Claire Griffiths explained on the Memorabilia’s official website.

“Last year we were told our beautiful daughter had a condition known as Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, we were told she had a 50% survival chance at birth, Thanks to the amazing care of Great Ormond Street Hospital, she is now 9  months old, just come off her feeding tube and is getting stronger every day. This exhibition is our way of saying thank you to the people that saved her life, and to the resources that we were fortunate enough to have access to.”

A minimum of 30%-100% of the work for sale in this show will go to GOSH

Carlos Martyn Burgos, Wonder Years, detail, reflection not part of this artwork.

The opening party was full of people. The quality of the artwork, curation and over all impression of the event was quite special. I can only say, go and have a look for yourselves! But don’t worry if you’re busy… you can check out the online store, which is growing each day with more artists and art added and I’ve some images from the night to show you too. I bought a small piece by scabbage.com ‘Bright Eyes’ which I’m loving! There is something for everyone.



Memorabilia Charity Art Exhibition is part of Leytonstone Arts Trial.
Open from 6th- 14th July at Norlington Road Studios, E10 6LA . Opening times 2-5pm.  (map)

All the artworks viewed in following images, their details and artists names can be found on Memorabilia’s online store. If there aren’t yet, I believe they will be added soon! Thank you.

Art by Stuart Harris and other artists

Lost Marbles, Silvia Krupinska 01I’m happy to exhibit a small plaster and glass marbles sculpture in Memorabilia ‘Lost Marbles’, which I’d made for this event. It will be available online soon!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post. As always, do comment and let me know what you thought about the exhibition, if you can support the event. We all would be ever so grateful! Thank you!