The Printworks, Manchester, has collaborated with artist Justin Eagleton to create a series of artworks to pay thanks to the NHS and essential workers.

The venue, which is currently closed due to COVID-19 has displayed the first piece in the series, featuring the city joined together by a heartbeat and the NHS logo within the word Manchester.  The artwork is set across the city’s skyline and is the first of a series which will be revealed soon, showing support for the UK’s essential works.

The series of artwork will be displayed on Printworks‘ big screen at the front of the venue and on Printworks’ website and social media channels.

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Justin Eagleton’s first exclusive design in the series is also available to purchase on a t-shirt as part of a collaboration with local clothing manufacturer Northern Couture.  £10 from all sales of the t-shirt will go to the NHS Together charity.

Speaking about the artwork and scheme, Adam Jackson, Marketing Manager at Printworks commented, “The NHS is truly the backbone of our nation. We want to show our support and appreciation for the NHS, and all the other key workers who are working tirelessly, with this small gesture of thanks, and to help raise vital funds for the NHS Together charity.”

Justin Eagleton added, “I created these artworks to show my gratitude to all the key workers who are helping us through this health crisis. The NHS needs our support more than ever, and through the collaborations with Printworks and Northern Couture, and with the support of the city of Manchester, we can help fundraise for the NHS Together charity during this difficult time.”

Printworks has previously teamed up with Justin Eagleton to create a lasting piece of nostalgic artwork, celebrating the city’s rich and vibrant history, which takes pride of place on the side of Printworks’ iconic building on Dantzic Street.

Justin has raised more than £45,000 for local charities in the last 18 months, and was also part of the Bee in the City campaign, which saw his Hac-BEE-enda bee installation housed in Printworks’ Pump Yard before being auctioned off for the We Love MCR charity for £20,000.