- Title: 'Blue Birds’
- Size: 60 x 60cm
- Artist proof copy of on cotton rag
"The NHS is so important and valuable for me, as I’m sure it is to most. The support and care they give is above and beyond. I feel privileged to have grown up with it. I’m a great believer in free health care being a basic right to every human being and the ideology that as many of us as possible pay into the NHS so that it’s there for everyone - the most vulnerable especially. I would hate to live somewhere, where you can only get health care if you can pay for it. That seems so inhuman and completely abhorrent way to act towards another person in need.
In this very weird and scary time, they are on the front line. They’re putting their health, their families and their lives to one side to help those in need. Their selflessness is a pure act of kindness that is so truly humbling. I hope that after this passes, that we appreciate and fight more for our NHS. That the NHS is funded properly and is no longer a pawn in political games. That the NHS is seen as a foundation of a society that truly cares about its people, rather than profit. On a personal note, I have two autistic daughters and without the NHS I wouldn’t have the support needed in raising them to be the amazing young women they are".
Award-winning artist Alexandra Gallagher is a British multidisciplinary artist, who's work takes the form of collage, street art, prints, photography and painting.
Gallagher’s work celebrates the surreal and sublime. Between the realms of memory, dreams, and experience, her work looks beyond our subjective limits and often tells a story of inner imagination and thought. Often working within a series, each piece is visceral and organic, the artist never knowing how each piece will transform.