The DIY Supermarket Charity Art Prints
Part of an exclusive range of prints created as a collaboration between The DIY Supermarket and a number of our wonderful creatives, raising funds to help support NHS Together & Off The Record Bristol. All profits of these print sales will be split between these two extremely deserving charities. During these “strange and uncertain times” we wanted to help in a way that would bring joy to everyone involved.
The brief given to the artists was ‘Pockets of Happiness’ or ‘Life’s Simple Pleasures’, things that you come across day to day that perhaps are only noticing now how important they are and how much joy they bring. This could be a new leaf on a plant, sun coming through your window at a particular time of day, when you froth the milk by accident for your coffee by shaking the carton and feel fancy AF. Left open to interpretation to mirror each individual creatives thoughts and feelings towards the theme.
Rikki Hewitt – Bloom
Available in A3, printed onto archival cotton rag paper, 310gsm.
‘Since lockdown I’ve been drawing my house plants quite a lot. I think that being unable to enjoy the transition from spring to summer has led me to attempt re-connect with nature in any small way I can. My drawings are fragmented and the lines cut short by the rigid rectangles and squares that attempt to contain their sprouting leaves. Studying my humble house plants have not only provided an opportunity to stay productive, but have become a modest symbol of personal growth during confinement.’ Rikki Hewitt 2020
NHS Charities Together “As the National membership organisation for NHS Charities, we represent, champion and support the work of more than 140 member charities. These fantastic NHS Charities give over £1million every day to the NHS enhancing patient experience and care.”
Off the Record Bristol “OTR is a mental health social movement by and for young people aged 11-25 living in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. OTR isn’t just a charity providing mental health services, it’s a mental health movement mobilised to support, promote and defend the mental health, rights and social position of young people!”