FYI to have lockdown campaign art exhibited alongside Damien Hirst

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by Josh Peachey

A Yorkshire agency’s lockdown art collaboration, Posters For The People, has been chosen by Imperial Health Charity Trust to feature in their latest exhibition: Thank You!

Leeds and Sheffield-based agency, FYI, wanted to spread art, love and all things positive throughout the U.K by working with local art movement In Good Company on a project called Posters For The People. 

The collaborative work has been recognised as a key part of lockdown and NHS history, and will feature in a new exhibition celebrating the national gratitude to frontline workers during the pandemic. 

The original artworks produced for Posters For The People will be on display in hospitals across London, alongside works by Turner Prize-winning artist Damien Hirst and ex-England goalkeeper David James.

Posters For The People used art to say thanks to key workers, taking over empty media spaces in city centres across the UK with beautiful messages by renowned artists including Morag Myerscough, Anthony Burrill and Rebecca Strickson. 

Striking colours from Morag Myerscough

Proceeds from the sale of banners have helped support a range of causes during the pandemic, including St Luke’s Hospice, ARTfelt, NHS Charities Together, Black Minds Matter and The Trussell Trust. 

Delphine Allier, Art Curator at Imperial Health Charity, said: “These past few months have seen the country come together in support of all our key workers and we’re delighted that Thank You! has managed to capture that spirit.”

Part of the exhibition

FYI director Tom Buxey said: “We’re really proud of our work on the Posters For The People campaign, we’ve seen just how powerful art can be during difficult times and to have the campaign recognised in this exhibition is great. 

“I’m especially looking forward to seeing our design, “Space”, by our talented illustrator Josh Griffin, displayed alongside work by Damien Hirst.”

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