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SHARED at Somerset House for Macmillan Cancer Support


  • Somerset House Strand London, WC2R 1LR United Kingdom (map)

SHARED will take place on 10-13 September 2015 in the West Wing of Somerset House. Exhibiting artists include Stephen Chambers, Eloise Fornieles, Idris Khan, Alastair Mackie, Annie Morris, Humphrey Ocean, Liz Rideal, Gavin Turk, Bouke de Vries, Richard Wentworth, Hugo Wilson, and Richard Wilson, all of which have 'broken' their works to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

SHARED revolutionises the basic principle of art collecting by inviting artists to create works that will be broken down into components and sold in parts. This fundraising exhibition provides collectors with the rare opportunity to buy and own an element of a single major artwork.

The idea has been devised in support of Macmillan’s Not Alone campaign which is working to support the 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer to ensure no one faces cancer alone. SHARED will encourage visitors to consider a unique form of ownership for the arts, where some works might break down into ten or more elements, others only two or three. 

Over the 4 day exhibition there will be various chances to win exceptional prizes through raffles and other fundraising initiatives, including an interactive performance by Eloise Fornieles, all of which will help Macmillan ensure no one faces cancer alone. 

SHARED is curated by Kathleen Soriano and supported by the Macmillan De'Longhi Art Programme Committee: Dea Vanagan (Chair), Jonathan Burton, Paul Franklyn, Lindsey Hawkins, Emily Lennox, Amy Molyneaux, Melanie Morton, Ben Moore, Simon Rumley, Lee Sharrock, Richard Tomkinson, Jonathan Zlotolow.

For sale enquiries please contact Chrissy Baker, Special Events Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support on 0207 091 2170 / artexhibition@macmillan.org.uk

For further information on Macmillan or for those who wish to attend the Private View and other events please contact Macmillan Special Events team on 020 7840 4800 / artexhibition@macmillan.org.uk

For further information on the artworks and for artist interviews please contact Theresa at Theresa Simon & Partners on 07976 766221/ theresa@theresasimon.com or Clarion Communications on 020 7479 0910 / clarion.delonghi@clarioncomms.co.uk

 SHARED Curator Kathleen Soriano with stack sculptures by Annie Morris

SHARED Curator Kathleen Soriano with stack sculptures by Annie Morris

 Idris Khan, photo by Suki Dhanda

Idris Khan, photo by Suki Dhanda

 Installation shot: Bouke de Vries

Installation shot: Bouke de Vries

 Installation shot at Somerset House of Macmillan volunteer with Liz Rideal's interactive Photo Booth work

Installation shot at Somerset House of Macmillan volunteer with Liz Rideal's interactive Photo Booth work