It kick starts a month of events entitled #Amys30, taking place in Camden throughout September, in support of the Foundation.
This month will celebrate Winehouse’s life and career, and raise awareness of the great work being achieved in her name.
Taking place in Camden, the singer’s spiritual home, Amy Winehouse: For You I Was A Flame consists of specially chosen works, selected for their significance to her life and career. From Jake Chessum’s 2004 photographic portrait of a fresh faced singer on the road to stardom, to Dean Chalkley’s now infamous 2011 NME cover along with candid stage shots by Andy Willsher and Carolyn Djanogly’s powerful nude. The images featured paint a tender portrait of a life lived to the full.
The photographs will be shown alongside works donated by leading graffiti artists Mr Brainwash and Bambi, as well as a Gerald Laing piece from Amy’s own collection. For the first time, these works will be joined by a range of paintings and drawings donated by the Winehouse family, making this exhibition a once in a lifetime opportunity to view both unseen and iconic images of an ordinary North London girl who touched the hearts of millions.
We’re all very excited about the exhibition at Proud. Amy’s fans were absolutely amazing in the wake of her passing, and showed their love and loss in the most fantastic ways. This, along with the photos and graffiti art, shows Amy at her glitzy best, and her most vulnerable, demonstrating the effect she had on her followers. We hope that everyone who comes feels the same way. – Alex Winehouse
The tragic passing of Amy on 23rd July 2011, aged just 27, left not only her family and close friends heart broken, but had a huge impact on people all over the world. Amy and her music have touched the lives of millions across the globe. Amy’s family launched the Amy Winehouse Foundation on September 14th 2011, on what would have been Amy’s 28th birthday.
The Amy Winehouse Foundation works to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people. We also aim to support, inform and inspire vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to help them reach their full potential.
Amy Winehouse: For You I Was A Flame from 12th September to the 6th October 2013, open Monday to Sunday: 11am – 5pm with free entry. Find the exibition at Proud Camden, The Horse Hospital, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AH