Honouring the contribution of NHS staff and key workers throughout the pandemic, Gratitude is a free public art installation comprising 51 sculptures designed by artists from across the UK. Created by leading global public art producer Wild in Art, the touring exhibition reflects the extraordinary courage and sacrifice that has come to define this unprecedented time.
As part of our focus on partnerships with purpose, Accenture has sponsored two of the artists taking part in Gratitude: Karis Viola Lambert, whose piece ‘Making History’ was inspired by traditional British ceramics and captures the community spirit that helped so many people through the pandemic; and Laura-Kate Draws, who captures the different ways we reconnected with our natural environment during lockdown in ‘Back to Nature’.
We visited both artists at their respective studios in Manchester and Liverpool ahead of the exhibition’s launch to capture their creative process as well as the stories behind their artworks.
Gratitude opened in Birmingham in August before moving to Manchester and Edinburgh. It will be exhibited in London, at Southwark Cathedral, between 1st and 10th October, after which the sculptures will be auctioned with proceeds donated to NHS Charities Together.