Art Below will be presenting an exhibition of 20 established and emerging artists depicting representations of the Passion of Christ in London’s St.Marylebone’s Parish Church for 40 days, in support of the Missing Tom Fund. The works will also be on display to the public on billboard space across major London Underground Stations.
JOHAN ANDERSSON, HARRY CARDROSS, RICARDO CINALLI, CHRIS CLACK, MAT COLLISHAW, HUGO DALTON, ZAVIER ELLIS, NANCY FOUTS, PAUL FRYER, ALEX GENE MORRISON, SEBASTIAN HORSLEY, ALISON JACKSON, WOLFE LENKIEWICZ, MC LLAMAS, ANTONY MICALLEF, BEN MOORE, GAVIN NOLAN, VIKTOR SCHROEDER, BRAN SYMONDSON, and JAMES VAULKHARD will be included in this seasonal exhibition.
The first exhibition highlighting the Missing Tom Fund was the hugely acclaimed ‘Art Wars’, which was held at the Saatchi Gallery in October 2013 and featured artists including Damien Hirst, David Bailey, Yinka Shonibare and Jake and Dinos Chapman.
Ben Moore says: “The proceeds from Art Wars have enabled us to reignite the search for my brother and also to draw attention to the excellent work of the Missing People Charity. Tom was very interested in religion and, as such, Stations of the Cross seems a natural fit for us. We hope that the project will offer further help in continuing our search for Tom.”
To coincide with the exhibition, public arts enterprise Art Below will showcase all 14 works on billboard space throughout the London Underground at stations that have a symbolic link with the theme, including King’s Cross, Marylebone, Marble Arch, St. Paul’s, Angel, Temple and Tower Hill.
St Marylebone Parish Church is an Anglican church on the Marylebone Road in London. The locale of Marylebone historically took its name from that of the Church, which is dedicated to St Mary.The present site is the third used by the parish for its church and was built to the designs of Thomas Hardwick in 1813-17. The original church was built on the bank of a small stream or “bourne”, called the Tybourne, a name which for many centuries was synonymous with capital punishment. The church and the surrounding area later became known as St Mary at the Bourne, which over time became shortened to its present form, Marylebone.
The Missing Tom Fund Proceeds from the ‘Stations of the Cross’ exhibition go to the ‘Missing Tom’ fund, which was started up specifically to raise money to support the search for Thomas Moore. Tom left his family home in 2003. He was aged 31 years old. His friends and family have not heard from him since then. Now 10 years on, with the support of the Missing People Charity his family is re-opening the search for Tom and have started up a website. www.missingtom.com