An exhibition and auction titled The Breast In Art is to be held at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh. It was put together over the last 12 months and the organisers have been completely overwhelmed by the generosity of all the artists exhibiting. There are several big names such as Sarah Lucas and Elizabeth Blackadder with works for sale in the charity auction.
All the pieces in the catalogue have been gifted by the artists and 100% of the funds raised at auction will be donated to the charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Breakthrough is the country’s leading breast cancer research charity and funds Scotland’s only dedicated breast cancer research unit, located above the breast unit at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.
In 2010 artist Helen Patterson was diagnosed with breast cancer. It not only shook her entire world but impacted hugely on her friends and family. She was extremely fortunate to have been successfully treated by the amazing team, led by Professor Mike Dixon, at the Western General Hospital. The individual care and support received from the whole team throughout her breast cancer journey was wonderful.
Helen was made aware of Breakthrough Breast Cancer by Professor Dixon in 2011 when he asked her to sponsor him for the GreatNorth Run. Helen of course, obliged and this set her thinking about the contribution she could make. So bringing together her contacts and friends in the art world, the Breast in Art exhibition was born.
“I am extremely grateful to the team at Lyon & Turnbull for hosting this exhibition, entirely at no cost, allowing all proceeds to bedonated to the charity. Without their expertise, time and patience this exhibition would never have come to fruition”; stated Patterson.
She hopes to raise as much money and awareness as possible for Breakthrough and help this charity achieve its vision of a future free from the fear of breast cancer.
Auction Tuesday 12th June at 6pm for 7pm start at Lyon & Turnbull, 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh EH1 3RR
Lot 06 illustrated: SARAH LUCAS (BRITISH b. 1962) DOLLIE Chair, tights, cigarettes