The image of key workers standing together, but apart, is one of the abiding images of our times – each worker socially distancing and standing apart, while at the same time showing a unique coming together. Gratitude is a spectacular outdoor public art installation which will commemorate this extraordinary moment in time.

Impactful and reflective, Gratitude brings together 49 uniquely-designed human form sculptures in a display which invites contemplation and takes visitors on a creative journey of discovery. Each sculpture will be individually designed by national and regional artists to reflect the stories and contributions of NHS staff and all key workers, and will be sponsored by a different business.

Free to visit, Gratitude will be hosted in high profile, accessible locations in Birmingham and London. Other locations will be added at a later date.

The sculptures will be auctioned in autumn 2021 to raise funds for NHS Charities Together.

Location: Birmingham, London and other locations to be confirmed
Trail: Summer 2021
Partner: NHS Charities Together 
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