Press Release

Cancer charity’s high-profile art show goes virtual  

Celebrating its 18th anniversary, the much-loved Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show will go live (1st – 30th November) as a largescale online exhibition due to Covid-19. 

With an entirely different feel this year, buyers will be able to view the carefully selected artworks on the show’s website. There are various styles and tastes on display from renowned and emerging artists, and at least 50% of each piece sold is donated to Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Jacqueline McKenzie, Project Manager for the Macmillan Art Show, said: “Our committee has recruited eight new members, and their ideas and enthusiasm have ensured a seamless transition to allow this year’s online exhibition go ahead. We have been overwhelmed and are incredibly grateful to all the Scotland-based artists contributing – without them we wouldn’t have a show.  

“There are some stunning pieces on display in our 2020 exhibition. The talent is there for all to see with so much colour and energy. It’s a fantastic opportunity for buyers to purchase limited edition works, to nurture new talent and support people living with cancer.” 

Established in 2002, the show is a very popular event, Jacqueline said: “We’ve raised around £550,000 over the years and we hope to continue that fundraising, especially at a time when charities like Macmillan need our support.”

“Next year, we’ll hopefully be back in Edinburgh, so we can meet artists and buyers in person again, but for now, please make sure you check out the artworks on offer and give your support.” 

Macmillan is almost entirely funded by donations and anticipates a loss of 35-50% of its fundraising income due to the pandemic. The charity is now calling on the public to help raise vital funds to ensure cancer does not become the Forgotten C during this crisis. 

Macmillan’s Art Show is available to view online here: