Take A Moment photography exhibition at Piccadilly Circus, London

Art of London presents Take A Moment 2022
Piccadilly Circus
Until April 6

Art of London presents Take A Moment 2022 with Ray Burmiston. To help raise awareness for mental health, take a selfie and tag @PiccadillyLights on Instagram with #TakeAMoment2022.

Louder Than War was a guest at the launch of a new free photography exhibition by Ray Burmiston last week at Piccadilly Circus, London, a major project raising awareness about mental health.

Running for four weeks until April 6, displayed on the billboards of Piccadilly Lights and in the gallery below, the exhibition features more than 100 striking celebrity photographs, including David Bowie, Tom Jones, Stephen Fry, Kate Moss, Helena Bonham Carter, David Walliams, Grayson Perry, Alesha Dixon, Holly Willoughby, James Corden, Richard Ayoade, Laura Whitmore, Joe Wicks and many more from the worlds of entertainment and sports.

Art of London Presents Take A Moment 2022 encourages the public to post a selfie on Instagram with their eyes closed in a moment of reflection and for the chance of their photo appearing on the Piccadilly Lights alongside stars and celebrities, reminding people to “take a moment” to take care of their mental health.

Ray Burmiston, Take A Moment artist and photographernoted “Over the years, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some incredibly talented people who have allowed me to not only capture their “moment”, but to share it as part of this exhibit. It fills me with immense pride that the idea of ​​everyone spending time together has become a reality on Piccadilly Lights, the biggest stage London has to offer.

Dr Ranj Singh, NHS doctor and TV presenter, who features in the exhibitnoted: “I am delighted to launch and feature in the stunning exhibition of photography by Art of London and Ray Burmiston, which will help remind everyone to take a moment each day to take care of their mental health. This powerful photography project is an important reminder to pause and address our feelings and mental health – check it out and don’t forget to take a selfie for Instagram!

Mark Williams, London Art Directornoted: “We’re delighted to see Dr Ranj Singh unveil Art of London Presents Take A Moment 2022 – today’s launch not only boosts the amount of free public art in the West End, it also addresses mental health issues in one of the busiest places in the world. . Whether visiting the Piccadilly Lights art exhibition or in the gallery below, I hope Ray’s photographs will inspire people throughout March to close their eyes and take a moment to calm. The West End is a phenomenal arts hub and I’m delighted that iconic businesses in the area are supporting this important campaign, displaying Ray’s work and creating an environment where people can take a moment.

Watch the promotional film here

The physical gallery directly under Piccadilly Lights will be open between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. 48 Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street London W1.

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Tracey L. Sweeney