This painting, using acrylic and spray paint over level stencils on wood, depicts local actor Dave Johns playing I Daniel Blake as he affirms his dignity against an unsympathetic system.
The artist ‘Serann’ wonders why foodbanks are now part of normal life in our rich country and why the 19th century views of Shelley are still relevant now, in the 21st century.
All Proceeds from the painting were donated to feed local people using Newcastle Food Bank at St Cuthbert’s Church on The West Road. This is the largest foodbank in the UK and collects via NUFC Fans Foodbank outside home matches at Gallowgate End with full approval of all at Newcastle United, including Rafa Benitez himself.
The painting was auctioned off in November 2017, the winning bid was for £800. However when the gentleman came to collect the painting he handed over a Cheque for £1000 to support the foodbank.
The painting has full approval and permissions in writing from Ken Loach, Director of ‘I Daniel Blake’.
Giclee prints have been produced from this painting and are being sold for £50 each with all profit being donated to the Foodbank.
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