Tom Hingston, designer, art director and founder of Hingston Studio, has worked on creative collaborations with some of the most renowned artists and brands around, from Nick Cave to Grace Jones, Dior to Alexander McQueen, Rolls-Royce to Rolling Stones. Therefore when Teenage Cancer Trust needed a curator for its 20th-anniversary exhibition tracing the charity’s incredible connection with the music industry, Hingston proved the ideal person.
Drawing from his extensive contacts list, Hingston has commissioned a stellar cast of acclaimed talents to produce and donate signed screen-printed works set to be on show at London’s Maddox Gallery Westbourne Grove from 23rd – 31st July. Titled ONE OF A KIND, the exhibition boasts a line-up including Nick Cave, Matty Bovan, David Shrigley, James Lavelle, Liam Hodges and James Joyce. The exhibition will also showcase works created by creative partnerships, including Jason Evans and Thom Yorke, Jenny Beth and Johnny Hostile, Julian Broad and Paul Weller, Kevin Cummins and Scott King, and Mark Mattock and Stormzy. What’s more, all these pieces will be up for auction from 9am on 22nd July to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust, and decorate those walls you’ve been starring at non-stop during lockdown.
“The idea for the show was to mark 20 years of the charity’s shows at the Royal Albert Hall and their connection to music – something that is very close to our hearts,” says Hingston. “We are proud to have been able to realise this project, in spite of everything this year, with some truly exceptional talent and great friends of the studio. We hope you enjoy looking at the work and feel inspired to play a part in raising funds for this incredibly important organisation.”
Of working on this project, Jehnny Beth said, “We are delighted to be part of this campaign to support Teenage Cancer Trust. The world pandemic has had an impact on everyone but if we have learnt anything from this year it’s that there is power in communities and the need to support each other.” While James Lavelle also commented, “It’s an honour to work with Tom Hingston and be amongst such great artists to support such a worthy cause, to help inspire and support these amazing kids through such difficult times.”
Find out more about the ONE OF A KIND show and view the artwork here.
Artwork by Mark Mattock & Stormzy