Art V Cancer

The Art V Cancer project was set up by artist Chris Thornley (aka Raid71), who was diagnosed at the age of 37 with a rare incurable form of lymphoma.

Bending Time and Space promo, by Raid71
Bending Time and Space promo, by Raid71

Having received extensive treatment, Thornley now works with Art v Cancer partner Julia Hall and both devote their spare time to the initiative, which sells limited-edition prints to raise money for cancer charities including Cancer Research and Prostate Cancer UK.

What's That Thing He's On?, by Ben the Illustrator
What’s That Thing He’s On?, by Ben the Illustrator

Artists including Si Scott, Stanley Chow and Sam Octigan have all contributed prints, and Art V Cancer held its first exhibition (which featured a contribution from actor Sir Patrick Stewart) last year.

'I Love You.' 'I Know.', by Joshua Budich
‘I Love You.’ ‘I Know.’, by Joshua Budich

A second exhibition is now being planned, to be held next month in Manchester, based on the theme Bending Time and Space.

The Time Machine, by Matt Lyon
The Time Machine, by Matt Lyon

Raid71 will naturally be contributing, as will artists including Tyler Stout, Joshua Budich and Godmachine, with a full line-up coming soon.

Stop, by Sam Octigan
Stop, by Sam Octigan

Art V Cancer: Bending Time and Space, will be held at 2022NQ, 20 Dale Street, Manchester M1 from 30 August.

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