Believed to be the largest mural in the UK to celebrate the work of the NHS, this four-storey giant artwork on the front of our building celebrated diversity in the healthcare service, which is made up of almost 200 nationalities across 1.7 million members of staff.
The mural was formed by 226 flowers drawn by artists and members of the public, then made into a giant piece of art by ATMA and applied to our award-winning louvres. See what ATMA had to say about constructing this gigantic piece of art when the BBC popped down for an interview in October 2020.
The mural served as a reminder of the local community’s gratitude to the NHS and its diverse and international colleagues. Throughout 2020 and 2021, national and local lockdowns due to COVID-19 restricted where people could travel to. When safe, we welcomed everyone in the local area to make a trip down to our socially distant art work.
Paint the Change is a global street art project for social justice. They believe that public art can play a powerful role in stimulating discussions around urgent social issues. A mural is not just a work of art: it becomes a social and digital event and a focus for dialogue and progress.