Art exhibition

Childhood cancer art exhibition

2017 marks our 40th anniversary. To show how far we've come over the past 40 years, we are inviting submissions of art, photography and poetry from childhood cancer patients, survivors and their families and friends.

During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (September), selected submissions will be exhibited at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, online and in CCLG's Contact magazine.

Call for art

Submissions open 7 April - 30 June 2017
Art • Photography • Poetry

The theme is based around My Cancer Journey and patients and their families and friends are encouraged to submit their best work in any subject matter on childhood cancer using any of the accepted mediums. The work can range for realism to abstraction and all artists, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit.

The brief: Submissions are to be created along the theme of 'My Cancer Journey' within the accepted types and size. Your art can portray feelings, sights, memories, colours, sounds ... anything you feel visually represents your own personal journey through childhood cancer. All submissions should be provided with a consent form, available to download online, and a statement describing your work which will be exhibited alongside it.

Acceptable types: drawing, painting, pastels, inks, pencil, mixed media, collage, analogue photography, digital photography, digital photo artwork, digital painting, digital manipulations, digital collage, digital mixed media, poetry. We regret that we're unable to accept or display any 3D works or sculpture.

Entry requirements: Submissions are open to childhood cancer patients on treatment or childhood cancer survivors and their families and friends. Artwork is also welcome from children who have sadly not survived their cancer, and their family and friends. Submissions should reflect the theme ‘My Cancer Journey’ and fill the requirements as described in the brief. There is no restriction on age or location. There is no limit to the number of entries that may be submitted. If submitting digital art, please try and keep the file size under 5MB and send as a JPG file at 300dpi. All entries must be supplied with the name of the artist. By submitting works, you are accepting you have given consent to CCLG choosing to display your work at our exhibition, in our Contact magazine and our online gallery.

Artwork size limitations: maximum A3

Artwork submission dates: 1 April-30 June 2017

Exhibition dates: 1 September-30 September 2017

Submissions should be sent to:

2017 Art Exhibition Submissions
Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
University of Leicester Clinical Sciences Building
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Leicester LE2 7LX 

We regret we are unable to return artwork unless accompanied by a stamped addressed envelope.

All submissions must be accompanied by a consent form, which can be downloaded below, and a brief statement describing your work which will be exhibited alongside it.

Download art exhibition consent form

If you have any questions, or would like us to send a printed consent form to you, please contact us on or call 0116 252 5858.

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