Famous faces will be up in lights at Picadilly Circus this month, as a new digital exhibition invites us to pause and reflect on our mental health

A new exhibition in collaboration with photographer and artist Ray Burmiston launches this month in Piccadilly Circus. ‘Art of London Presents Take A Moment 2022’ will feature several famous faces photographed with their eyes shut, to remind people to take a moment to look after their mental health.

Portraits of A-list stars including David Walliams, Stephen Fry, Amanda Holden, Kate Moss, Helena Bonham Carter, Ricky Gervais, James Cordon and many others from the worlds of entertainment and sport will appear on Europe’s largest advertising display, the Piccadilly Lights, with owner Landsec donating the screen time in support of the campaign.

The exhibition is one of several planned events from Art of London that aims to celebrate art in all its forms and transform the streets of London’s creative West End.

Photographs in the digital exhibition will also be displayed in local businesses across the West End, with support from Westminster City Council.

Members of the public will be able to experience the thought-provoking and powerful arts display in one of London’s most iconic landmarks for an entire month. Burmiston also intends to capture local legends, familiar faces and performers working at iconic institutions in the West End.

‘Art of London Presents Take A Moment 2022’ encourages the public to snap a selfie and share their own moment of reflection on Instagram in March to help raise awareness of mental health (tag @PiccadillyLights with #TakeAMoment 2022).

The exhibition will culminate in early April with a ten-minute video featuring hundreds of celebrity and public portraits, curated by Burmiston.

Visit artoflondon.co.uk for further details.