Facebook post by University for the Creative Arts - UCA

UCA Illustration and Animation graduate Maria Bates took part in the @background_bob project over lockdown. In April 2020, Noah, a 12 year old boy with Hydrocephalus and quadriplegic cerebral palsy, and his Dad sat down to do some painting. They knew a few street artists from their love of the art and visiting street art festivals and so posted on Instagram to ask if anyone wanted to collaborate on producing some pieces for a charity auction. Around 250 artists from around the world replied and now it’s been published into a book along with featuring in an exhibition at Firstsite Colchester and on the BBC The One Show tonight, 28th October at 7pm. Thanks to the kindness of the artists, 100% of the profits from the book are going straight to Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity, specifically benefiting the Children’s Department at Colchester Hospital. All art will be auctioned off in January to raise money for the nhs.uk Read more here: http://colchesteripswichcharity.org.uk/supporters-events/backgroundbob/ #WeareUCA #charity #nonprofit #donate #community #fundraising #art #artist #illustration #painting #artwork