British Heart Foundation. Breath of life 2010 to 2017
Micallef has worked on various projects throughout the years for the British Heart Foundation. He has been commissioned on various projects to help raise money and the profile of the foundation. The Mending Broken Hearts Appeal curated by CCA Galleries in 2010 is one of the most important fundraising efforts ever undertaken by the British Heart Foundation. A portfolio of specially commissioned prints by international renowned artists entitled ‘Breath of Life was exhibited in London. Its goal was to raise £50 million to fund the cutting-edge cardiac-regenerative research that could literally ‘mend the broken hearts’ of millions. Other artists included in the project include, Peter Blake, Maurice Cockrill, Duggie Fields, Bruce McLean, Donald Hamilton Fraser, Maggi Hambling, Brendan Neiland, John Hoyland, Barbara Rae, Tom Phillips, Storm Tthorgerson, Brad Faine, Gerard Hemsworth and Patrick Hughes. The artists were given completely free-rein in what they created, as long as it was inspired by ‘mending broken hearts’; the result is a collection of artworks that while based on a shared concept reflects the diversity and personal style of each of the artists involved. These artworks were auctioned at a gala evening at the Dorchester Hotel on 14th April in association with Christie’s Auction House. The original artworks were exhibited for viewing at Christies for a week from 7th April 2010 at King street, London.
The second commission included in this project section is a series of photographs of a physical heart made entirely from oil paint that was a commissioned by British Heart foundation for world Heart day 2017. An international art project curated by renowned photographer Rankin for social media accounts all around the world to be showcased on World Heart day.
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