11 June 2020
The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, in association with Bonhams and Artwise, is delighted to announce Cure3 2020, the 3rd edition of the acclaimed selling exhibition devised to raise awareness and funds for curative Parkinson’s research. Featuring original artworks by more than 80 international artists, Cure3 is an opportunity to buy original art works by a host of celebrated artists whilst also supporting the important work of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust. Cureᶟ will take place from 5th – 8th September, with all works available to view and buy at www.cure3.co.uk, and also presented in a showcase exhibition at Bonhams, London.
Parkinson’s is a debilitating condition affecting over 145,000 people in the UK and 10 million people worldwide. Co-Founded by Tom Issacs in 2005, The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) is a charitable organisation created by and for people living with Parkinson’s with one bold aim – to find a cure for Parkinson’s. For the last 15 years CPT has been committed to funding ground-breaking research into new treatments and to date, Cure3 has raised more than ¾ million pounds support this vital work.
Cure3 2020, will include a host of internationally renowned artists, including Sir Anish Kapoor, Do Ho Suh, Chantal Joffe and Conrad Shawcross, joined by famous names from the world of fashion, including Giles Deacon and Roksanda Ilinčić. Each artist has been invited to create a unique artwork using a bespoke Perspex box 20cm3. The cube can be used in any way the artist chooses; as frame, support or to contain. Prices for these highly sought-after and collectable art works will range from £500 to over £40,000.
A final and complete list of artists will be published in July but we are thrilled to confirm Cure3 2020 will include: Hurvin Anderson, Ron Arad, Val Archer, Michelangelo Bastiani, Basil Beattie, Oliver Beer, Rana Begum, Sara Berman, Jethro Buck, Jane Bustin, Rob & Nick Carter, Billy Childish, Sadie Clayton, Richard Clegg, Charlotte Colbert, Andrew Cranston, Jesse Darling, Colin David, Helen David, Bouke De Vries, Rosanna Dean, Es Devlin, Nelson Diplexcito, Sophy Dury, Diana Edmunds, Andy Goldsworthy, Lothar Götz, Fiona Grady, Paul Huxley, Vanessa Jackson, Chantal Joffe, Ben Johnson, Anish Kapoor, Idris Khan, Debbie Lawson, Steve Lewis, Andrew Logan, Susie MacMurray, Elizabeth Magill, Carolina Mazzolari, Jock McFadyen, Claire Morgan, Annie Morris, Mali Morris, Emily Motto,
Selma Parlour, Vicken Parsons, Julian Perry, Merete Rasmussen, Danny Rolph, Michal Rovner, Rebecca Salter, ScanLab, Ivan Seal, Conrad Shawcross, Sophie Smallhorn, Amy Stephens, Do Ho Suh, Joe Tilson, Joslyn Tilson, Jake Tilson, Jeff Tilson, Hannah Tilson, Troika, Gavin Turk, United Visual Artists, Joana Vasconcelos, Laura White, Bill Woodrow, Mark Wright, Ying Yang, Jonathan Yeo, Flora Yukhnovich.
Fashion Designers: Anderson & Sheppard in collaboration with artist, Helen Kirwan
Taylor, Charlie Casely-Hayford, Giles Deacon, Monika Dugar, Molly Goddard, Simone Rocha, Roksanda Ilinčić, Edeline Lee and Sadie Williams.
Harvey Cammell, Deputy Chairman of Bonhams UK, commented “Cure3 is a project Bonhams has been so proud to support since its inception, and we are truly excited to be hosting the exhibition for the third time at our New Bond Street Galleries in September. To have so many artists and designers of this calibre and diversity is phenomenal. The show and the sale will be an amazing opportunity to join the select band of previous cube collectors whilst at the same time generously contribute to this ground-breaking charity actively working to find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.”
CPT is the only Parkinson’s charitable organisation in the UK solely focussed on finding a cure for Parkinson’s. In its 15th anniversary year, CPT can look back over numerous landmark achievements it has helped fund and support towards this ultimate goal including:
• Trials into the re-purposing of existing drugs as an effective treatment for Parkinson’s and the launch of the International Linked Trials Programme (iLCT) in 2012.
• The consistent championing of the involvement of people with Parkinson’s in research design and delivery of new treatments – helping to potentially speed up clinical trials, as well as ensuring that they are relevant and deliverable.
• Funding pioneering research into the development of stem cell therapies for the treatment of Parkinson’s.
• Supporting the remarkable clinical trial, which also included the late Tom Issacs as
participant, involving ground-breaking surgery to deliver the protein GDNF direct to the brain using a specially designed delivery system. The trial was the subject of the award-winning BBC Documentary, The Parkinson’s Drug Trial: A Miracle Cure?
Charles Kirwan-Taylor, Chairman of Cure3, said “We are delighted to be partnering with Artwise curators and Bonhams to deliver the third edition of the unique art show, Cure 3. It is uplifting to see that even in the current environment so many incredible artists have once again donated their time and their talent to create artworks to be sold to raise funds for research with the potential to cure Parkinson’s.”
Cure3 is devised by Susie Allen and Laura Culpan from Artwise, the dynamic curatorial team behind the original RCA Secret postcard project. Cure3 has established itself as a critical and commercial success, securing plaudits from a host of international media including SKY News, BBC News, F.T, How To Spend It, The Evening Standard, The Sunday Times, The Observer Magazine, The Telegraph, The Art Newspaper, Wallpaper* and World of Interiors – as well as raising significant funds for the ongoing work of CPT.
In 2005, the goal of CPT was to render the charity redundant by finding a cure for Parkinson’s. In 2020, by Supporting Cure3, we can back the essential work carried out by The Cure Parkinson’s Trust and continue the legacy of Tom Isaacs with his aim of consigning Parkinson’s to a disease of the past.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
Format of Selling Exhibition Please note that Cure3 is not an auction, each art work is individually priced by the artist and sold at this fixed price on line at www.cure3.co.uk
The works will be on preview at Bonhams from 5th September and sales will go live online from Tuesday 8th September 8am. All profits will go directly to The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, to fund research to slow, stop or reverse Parkinson’s disease.
The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) takes a patient-centric approach to funding innovative projects and inspirational scientists with the potential to change the course of the condition and make a difference to the lives of people with Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s is a debilitating condition affecting over 145,000 people in the UK alone and 10 million people worldwide. It is a neurological disorder characterised by tremors, stiffness, slowness of movement and balance problems. It is predicted that 1 person in 37 will receive a diagnosis of Parkinson’s in their lifetime.
At CPT we believe that we are closer than ever to new treatments. For fifteen years, we have been committed to strategically funding research to find a cure for the condition once and for all. The charity’s International Linked Clinical Trials (iLCT) programme identifies potential new treatments by taking existing drugs used to treat other diseases and testing them as treatments for Parkinson’s. Our role is to develop clinical trials to understand if these drugs may be effective to slow, stop or even reverse the progression of Parkinson’s. We believe that our pioneering and collaborative approach to
research will one day soon, deliver curative treatments for Parkinson’s.
The Cure Parkinson’s Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales (1111816) and Scotland (SCO44368) and a company limited by guarantee – company number 55399740.
Artwise Curators (founded in 1996) is a curatorial collective based in London, run by Susie Allen and Laura Culpan, that specialises in curating and producing public art commissions, museum and gallery exhibitions, and innovative art projects for charities such as CPT, WWF and the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature). Artwise projects have been exhibited in many inspiring spaces, such as Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg; Groninger Museum; Centraal Museum, Utrecht; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; The Whitechapel Gallery, and Design Museum in London. Artwise was commissioned to curate the international exhibition for the official Pavilion of Azerbaijan at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015. www.artwisecurators.com
Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world’s largest and most renowned auctioneers, offering fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewellery. The main salerooms are in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, with auctions also held in Knightsbridge, Edinburgh, Paris, San Francisco and Sydney. With a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams offers advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. www.bonhams.com
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