Exhibition "The Colours of Gratitude”
From 28 April to 25 June
In May 2020, in the midst of a pandemic, Philip Stanton accepted TMB's proposal to create a permanent mural at a station in the city's metro network. It was to be a tribute to the healthcare workers who cared for us during the pandemic. Painted between June and July, the mural also dedicated to the city of Barcelona for its can-do spirit and resilience. In addition, it is a song to hope, positivism and happiness after months of confinement.
Stanton called on a group of nine students from the postgraduate course in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques, which he himself teaches at EINA, University Centre for Design and Art, where he has taught for more than 25 years.
The exhibition now hosted by the Espai Mercè Sala shows the process of creating the mural, with sketches, images and videos of the production of the work, as well as some testimonial texts.
Take photos and selfies featuring parts of the exhibition and share them on our social media pages, using the hashtag #ColoursGratitudeTMB.
Philip Stanton presents us with an interactive experience in situ
What have we learned after this difficult year?
What can we improve in the future? Which is the path to hope?
In this new chapter that we are starting as a society, what excites you?
We asked these questions of many people who have shared their stories to make this exhibit.
It’s been more than a year since the confinement, and it’s a good time to reflect on the past and think about the future. It is also an opportunity to thank these everyday heroes – the essential workers of health and public transportation – for their essential work.
After finishing his work and keeping in touch with some essential workers, Stanton decided to ask them for their collaboration on this project.
Beyond the making of The Colours of Gratitude , the intervention proposes an interactive experience in which the artist will create a new work in situ in the room for the duration of the show.
Throughout the two months of this exhibition, the artist will draw live some of these essential people who have inspired him.
His portraits will be superimposed on the vivid colours and organic shapes of the eight panels to form a unique and unrepeatable visual mosaic.
At the same time, the public can do their bit by sharing drawings, texts and videos on TMB's social networks with the hashtag #ColorsAgraïmentTMB.
Share the kids' drawings and enter our draw!
We have two activities for boys and girls:
Colour a hospital!
In the exhibition you will find paper where you can colour in up to eight models of hospitals that appear in the mural. They are also available here. Choose the one you like best and colour it in!
Draw your hero or heroine
Who's your hero? They don't have to wear a cape... They can be a parent, a grandparent, a teacher, a healthcare worker, or work on public transport or other essential services.
Take a picture of the drawings and email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org (email cannot weigh more than 20 MB).
All participants will enter a draw to win on of five colouring sets! Check out the rules.
Share your photos of the drawings on social media using the hashtag #ColorsAgraïmentTMB. We will post them on our pages!