Last Chance to See and New Work on Show.


It seems like a long while ago now since the busy, bustling private view of The Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Painting Prize at Piano Nobile Gallery in Kings Place, Kings Cross. The exhibition opened on May 23rd and there’s now less than a month to the exhibition’s last day on Friday 11th October.

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I’m really pleased to have been selected for this exhibition and the venue is fantastic, it’s well worth checking out before the closing date.


Do say: “What a lively selection of different approaches, techniques and media by the variety of artists in the exhibition”.

Don’t say: “I prefer the Green & Fortune sign next to your painting Simon!”

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As The Ruth Borchard draws to a close, I’m delighted to say that there are a couple of other pieces that I have available to view in a public setting. First up is a drawing from the Portrait Project at the UCLH Cancer Centre. The drawing of Katie, Alex and Jay is part of the latest exhibition at the University College Hospital Street Art Gallery.

The gallery is in the main hospital building at 235 Euston Road and is part of the staff art exhibition. It’s the first time I’ve exhibited one of the original drawings from the project and I hope to have news soon of a more comprehensive display of some of the 300+ drawings that I’ve made whilst visiting the Chemotherapy Daycare Unit at the Cancer Centre to make portraits of patients with their families and friends. The staff art exhibition is open until the 6th November.


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Lastly, I also have a piece in the charity exhibition A Letter in Mind, a selection of donated works in support of the National Brain Appeal, where all the artworks are completed on envelopes and exhibited anonymously with buyers only finding out the identity of the artist at the end of the exhibition. The exhibition includes works by Olaf Eliafson, David Shrigley, Mark Dion, Chantal Joffe, Ishbel Myerscough, Mark Entwistle, Morag Myerscough, Luke Morgan, Polly Dunbar, Tom Hammick, Adebanji Alade, Laurie Chetwood, Andrew Grant, Amin Taha, Harry Pye, Gill Rocca, Rob Reed and Kate Sherman. Stephen Campbell Moore, Sophie Thompson, Terry Hall, James Johnson, Kevin Eldon, James Fleet and Jo Brand also have their creative talents on display. There are over 420 works in the show and it opens at The OXO Tower Gallery in just a few day’s time on the 26th September. All the works are priced at £85 which is an incredibly low price for some of the artists listed above and all of the proceeds go to the National Brain Appeal which raises funds to advance treatment and research at The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery and the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology.

I can’t post an image of my piece until after the show but here is my drawing of Annamari from last year’s exhibition:

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I hope you enjoy the exhibitions if you visit and thanks as always for reading my blog!


About Simon Tolhurst

Visual Artist
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