Art for the NHS
Homemade rainbows have been popping up in windows across the globe over the past few weeks as children the world over display them as a sign of hope as they shelter in place.
Now some of Britain’s best loved artists have adopted the symbol, creating their own rainbows to show their support for the National Health Service which is struggling under the pressures of the pandemic.
Damien Hirst has created a limited edition rainbow made up of butterflies, one his signature motifs, which will be auctioned to raise funds for the NHS. The artist has also a created a poster of the print which you can download for free from his website.
Quentin Blake, beloved by children young and old for his illustrations in the Roald Dahl books, has produced a series of free e-cards featuring rainbows for people to send to loved ones whilst they self-isolate.
A selection of 10 original designs can be sent for free via his website. The illustrations are currently on display online at the House of Illustration, of which the artist is a founding trustee. The originals will be auctioned to raise funds for the NHS.
Make your own rainbow to thank those working on Bermuda’s frontlines and post it in your window! Tag us on instagram and we will post a selection in our weekly newsletters!