Gratitude is a spectacular public art installation, created by global public art producers Wild in Art, which honours and pays tribute to the ongoing courage and dedication of NHS Staff and all key workers during the pandemic and captures the extraordinary experiences that have connected us through these most challenging of times.
Free to visit, the exhibition has been curated in partnership with creative ambassador Dame Zandra Rhodes and consists of 51 sculptures, all designed by professional artists and designers from across the UK.
Enclosed by mirrors on two sides, Gratitude creates infinite reflections of the stunning artwork highlighting the endless dedication of all key workers, and enables visitors to become part of an immersive experience and reflecting the contributions of the entire population.
Visitors will also be able to listen to a selection of real-life stories recorded by a host of well-known voices including singer-songwriter KT Tunstall, Adil Ray OBE and actors Julie Hesmondhalgh, Ciarán Griffiths, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Christopher Eccleston, John Thomson and Shobna Gulati.
You can visit Gratitude at Chamberlain Square, Paradise Birmingham from 20-30 August 2021 before it moves on to visit Manchester, Edinburgh and London.
In autumn 2021, the sculptures will be auctioned with substantial proceeds donated to NHS Charities Together (Registered Charity Number 1186569), which supports the NHS, including its hospitals, ambulance services, community and mental healthcare providers and vital partnerships.
Location: Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and London
Trail: Birmingham (20-30 August), Manchester (3-12 September), Edinburgh (17-26 September) and London (1-10 October)
Partner: NHS Charities Together
Event website: thisisgratitude.co.uk – reserve your free tickets now