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Brain Cancer Got Me Thinking Art Show

Art Show 2015The Brain Tumour Awareness Month art exhibit was held May 3-9, 2017, and the photos below show some of the excitement of exhibit opening.  View the art works in Yaron Butterfield's video at The Art Show was made possible through the generous support of the Visual Space Gallery.

In 2015, Brain Tumour Awareness Month was in October, and our Patient and Family Advisory Council chose to raise awareness about brain tumours while celebrating the talents and creativity of the brain tumour community through an art show. The name of the show - Brain Cancer Got Me Thinking – was taken from a work of art created by a patient from his radiotherapy mask.  

We asked anyone affected by a brain tumour diagnosis – patient, family member, friend, health care professional, adult, child – to submit a work of art, any medium, along with an artist’s statement about how he or she was affected by a brain tumour. Twenty-two artists submitted works of art in a range of media. A jury composed of BC Cancer staff, patients and professional artists selected 30 works of art for a public exhibition which was held at the Visual Space Gallery in Vancouver from October 7-13, 2015. The artists’ stories, in combination with the art, provided a remarkable glimpse of the resilience of the spirited individuals who make up the brain tumour community. A video of the art works in 2015 is available at

May 2017
Man gives speech to audience in art gallery
People examining sculpture of a head at art gallery
Smiling group chatting at art gallery
Smiling group chatting at art gallery
Smiling group chatting at art gallery
Man shows off painting at art gallery
Smiling man stands by photo of duck and reflected lines at art gallery
Three smiling people pose for camera at art gallery
Smiling woman poses in front of painting at art gallery
Man contemplates a painting at an art gallery
Woman poses in front of painting of two heads joined by paint splatters
Woman points questioningly at sculpture of head at art gallery, while in conversation with two men

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