*** FREE FOR EDITORIAL USE *** ÔArt of London Presents Take A Moment 2022Õ with Ray Burmiston (Photographer). To help raise mental health awareness take a selfie and tag @PiccadillyLights on Instagram with #TakeAMoment2022.

Take A Moment photography exhibition at Piccadilly Circus, London

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

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

Louder Than War was invited to the launch of a new, free photography exhibition by Ray Burmiston last week in Piccadilly Circus, London, a major project which is raising awareness of mental health.

Running for four weeks until 6th April, displayed on the billboards of Piccadilly Lights and in the gallery directly beneath, the exhibition features over 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 world of entertainment and sport.

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 reflect and for the chance of their photo appearing on the Piccadilly Lights alongside stars and celebrities, reminding people to “take a moment” to look after their mental health.

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

Take A Moment photography exhibition at Piccadilly Circus, London

Dr Ranj Singh, NHS doctor and Television Presenter, who features in the exhibition, said: “I’m delighted to launch and feature in Art of London and Ray Burmiston’s stunning photography exhibition, which will help remind everyone to take a moment each day to look after their mental health. This powerful photography project is an important reminder to pause and address our feelings and mental health – go see it and don’t forget to take a selfie for Instagram!”

Mark Williams, Director of Art of London, said: “We’re delighted to see Dr Ranj Singh unveil Art of London Presents Take A Moment 2022 – today’s launch not only strengthens the sheer amount of free public art in the West End but it is importantly addressing mental health issues in one of the world’s busiest locations. Whether experiencing the art exhibition on the Piccadilly Lights or in the gallery underneath, I hope Ray’s photographs inspire people throughout March to close their eyes and take a moment of calm. The West End is a phenomenal artistic hub and I’m delighted that iconic businesses in the area are supporting this important campaign, by exhibiting Ray’s artwork and creating an environment for people to take a moment.”

Watch the promo film here

The physical gallery directly underneath Piccadilly Lights will be open between 11:00-19:00. 48 Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street London W1.  

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