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The Connor Brothers to support CALM at The Other Art Fair

Art duo The Connor Brothers are the real deal. They’ve exhibited their work all over the world, including with the V&A and Banksy’s Dismaland. This October, as part of the The Other Art Fair’s London leg, they’ll be taking a stand against suicide with a series of events and fundraising centred around themes of art, mental health and masculinity. 

First up…

On October 2nd at The Hoxton, Holborn, The Connor Brothers will be in conversation with Simon Gunning (CEO of CALM) and Martin Robinson (Founding Editor of The Book Of Man). The panel discussion will cover art, masculinity and how their work explores mental health issues. All ticket sales will be donated to CALM and will also include access to The Other Art Fair – get yours.

But that’s not all…

As Guest Artists of The Other Art Fair London (October 4-7th),  James Golding and Mike Snelle – will exhibit an interactive project and a run of prints which will be for sale with all proceeds donated to CALM. The London-based artists will show 12 large works, the same number of men who die by suicide every day in the UK, and a small edition of 84 prints, representing the 84 men who take their own lives every week. Their installation, ‘Postcards To Strangers’, will be an interactive exhibition encouraging visitors to write a positive message on a postcard. Taking inspiration from the notion of random acts of kindness, the cards will be posted so that everyone receives a positive message from a complete stranger.

“Sometimes the smallest act of kindness, when someone is struggling, can have hugely positive effects. This project encourages visitors to remember that and to reach out to colleagues, friends, and family members who might be struggling. Also, why not do a random act of kindness for a stranger? It might come at the moment they most need one.”

The Connor Brothers

The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art, runs from October 4-7th at Victoria House in Central London and is the UK’s favourite fair to meet and buy art direct from the very best emerging artists. If you’d like to attend and see The Connor Brothers’ work for yourself, as well as a panel discussion between The Connor Brothers and CALM’s CEO, Simon Gunning, head here and use the promotional code ‘CALM’ when booking to secure your pair of complimentary tickets.

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