SUBISM, DAHRA (Designers Against Human Rights Abuse) and an editorial team led by Garrick Webster have teamed together to create a new project entitled Memories in aid of Maggie’s Centres, a UK based cancer charity.
Maggie’s centres can be found in various hospitals across the UK and offer advice, support and counselling to those who are suffering from cancer and their families. It is their fundamental belief that the healing process goes beyond that of just medical treatments and it is this holistic approach that led their London centre to win the British Sterling Prize in 2009 (Britain’s best building).
Memories is honoured to support such a worthwhile charity and the work they do through creating a book that comprises of 12 personal accounts of peoples’ experience with cancer and 144 wonderful pieces of art based on these. However, unlike previous projects, 24 of these pieces are being left open to Open Submissions, with the best 24 entries being featured in the book and subsequent exhibition. Those entries that unfortunately do not make it into the book will be featured online as we appreciate all the time and effort you put in, but unfortunately to budgetary constraints we can only select 24.