An exclusive collection of 16 original portraits of famous icons with dementia has been created for The Alzheimer’s Show by a range of acclaimed and talented artists. The collection features ‘Memorable Icons’ who either lived with or are living with dementia and includes Baroness Margaret Thatcher, Sir Harold Wilson, Charles Bronson, Prunella Scales, Sugar Ray Robinson and Betty Schwartz.
Betty became the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal in run track, 1928.
I invite you to see about it and read about her historical success and incredible story: watch video here / read about Betty R. Schwartz
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay youJohn Bunyan
Alzheimer’s in the Frame project – including ‘Betty Schwartz (née Robinson)’ oil painting by artist Anca Jitariu Gliga.
Gallery Elena Shchukina, Mayfair
‘Alzheimer’s in the Frame – Memorable Icons’ was exhibited with a private view at the prestigious Gallery Elena Shchukina, Mayfair in London
Alzheimer’s Show – Olympia Center
The second viewing of ‘Alzheimer’s in the Frame – Memorable Icons’ was at the Olympia Center in London.
This unique project was commissioned by Ian Craigton Chambers of Ravenous For Art to help raise awareness of dementia and is being delivered in collaboration with Draw Events – organisers of The Alzheimer’s Show – and the Bounce Alzheimer’s Therapy (BAT) Foundation. The original artworks are for sale and limited edition prints will also be available to buy: 25% of the proceeds will go towards staging further Alzheimer’s awareness events, as well as supporting the BAT Foundation’s research programme and the charity’s specialist equipment development, installation and staff training initiative in care homes nationwide. (from Draw Events Ltd article)
16 works and mixed media will be exhibited all across the UK
Comming up soon!