Art V Cancer Exhibition

I am extremely grateful to be included in Art V Cancer’s first Exhibition to be held in Manchester at 2022NQ on the 2nd Nov 2012. There are a whole host of great artists taking part, you can see a full list of everyone involved below. I’m really looking forward to the event, hopefully I will see you there.

What’s it about?

Art V Cancer is run by Chris Thornley (aka Raid71) & Julia Hall. A couple of years ago Chris was diagnosed with a very rare incurable non hodgkins lymphoma. Chris & Julia are helping raise money for cancer charities by selling signed limited edition prints, so far they have raised £4050/$6300.

The Charities Art V Cancer support are:

  • CALLM (Caring for Adults with Lymphoma, Leukemia and Myeloma) 
  • The Breast Cancer Campaign
  • CLIC Sargent (Caring for children and young people with cancer)
  • Prostate Cancer UK
  • Cancer Research


Featuring signed limited edition prints from raising money for Cancer Charities. We are also pleased to announce that you will be able to have your portrait drawn in spectacular Star Trek style on the night by the artist Emma Reynolds on a blow up Star Trek chair and witness some live doodling by the artist Pete Obsolete. It’s going to be fun!

You can let us know that you might be coming along to have a drink and buy a print at our Facebook Event page here

 If you would like to know more please contact

Full list of artists include:
Adam Davison, Alan Dalby, Alternative Aesthetics/Colin Kersley, Andy Hau, Carly Strickland, Carys Tait, David Moscati, Death Valley Illustration/Gavin Shepherdson, Do Hong Phuc, Emiliz Tolibas, Helen Musselwhite, Kyle Wilkinson, La Koneko Design, Lucy Driscoll, Martin Parris, Matt Lyon, Paul Andrew, Pierrot Sant’Ana, Raid71, Rise of the Monkey/Simon Edwards, Rukmunal Hakim, Deck Illustration/Sam Ailey, Sam Falconer, Si Scott, Simon Misra, Slumberbean/Sam Hadley, Stan Chow, Stathis Petropoulos, Stuart Whitton, Sue Codee, Sugahtank/John Roubanis, Tony Hodgkinson, Trudy Creen & Willa Gebbie.

The Brief

The brief for the exhibition was to submit an illustration in your own style inspired by the phrase, ‘Live long and prosper’. It could be anything and didn’t have to directly relate to Star Trek – you just had to use it to spark your imagination!

Yggdrasill (Tree of Life) is my submission

Yggdrasill, although the Norse word for Tree of Life is inspired by a recent trip to Thailand. The image hopes to recreate the tranquil sense of the east whilst reflecting the passing of time.

Simon Edwards

AKA Rise of the Monkey is an independent Illustrator & Graphic Designer based in the North West of England with a passion for Print, Illustration & Vinyl Toys.