Art V Cancer

Art V Cancer’s first exhibition, Featuring prints from Stanley Chow, Si Scott as well as celebrity contributions including Sir Patrick Stewart.

By Matthew Tyas | 22 October 2012

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Art V Cancer’s first exhibition, selling limited edition prints raising money for CLIC Sargent and Manchester Royal Infirmary Charity’s, CALLM fund. Featuring prints from over 35 international and established artists including Stanley Chow, Si Scott, Raid71 & Sam Falconer as well as celebrity contributions including Sir Patrick Stewart.

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Art V Cancer was originally set up by the artist Chris Thornley (Raid71) and his partner Julia Hall to raise money for CALLM in 201, following treatment Chris received for a rare incurable lymphoma. Due to its success selling signed limited edition prints worldwide (with some prints even found on Ebay trading at higher prices), Art V Cancer developed to involve more established artists and has raised over £4,000 for CALLM, CLIC Sargent, The Breast Cancer Campaign, Prostate Cancer UK and Cancer Research UK. 

To celebrate what has been an amazing first year selling limited edition prints on Art V Cancer’s website ( and with Chris continuing to recover well from his bone marrow transplant. Art V Cancer will be exhibiting work from over 35 artists based on the theme ‘Live Long and Prosper’. There will also be some original pieces of artwork being sold on the night, which will be priced individually. It’s going to be a great night so come along, have a drink, buy a print and raise some money for Cancer Charities.

Chris experienced his first taste of publicity, having been featured on news websites worldwide last year while receiving treatment for a bone marrow transplant; Chris was controversially identified as the original artist who designed the infamous Steve Job’s Apple silhouette Logo. The logo went viral despite being first claimed by Johnathan Mac. This caused controversy at the time but brought some great attention to the Art V Cancer cause.

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