New work –‘United By Numbers: The National Lottery at 25’ unveiled.

In October, I unveiled my latest work ‘United By Numbers – The National Lottery at 25’ commissioned by the National Lottery to celebrate the Lottery’s 25th birthday.

For the past 25 years, there is barely a part of our cultural, sporting and community life that has not been positively influenced by National Lottery funding.  As someone who is involved in charities and institutions, and has artwork commissioned from National Lottery funding, I know the impact it has had on the UK. I wanted to help people to get a sense of this impact with this artwork through 25 stories.

United by Numbers: The National Lottery at 25 by David Mach, photo by Richard Jinman

I was delighted to have worked so closely with the National Lottery throughout this project. I hope the public enjoy the work as much as I did creating and researching for it. I have chosen 25 different events across sports, film, heritage, the arts, and community projects. The aim is to hopefully enlighten people to the power and impact of National Lottery funding and how many lives and events it impacts positively every day.

An interactive version of the work is available online, please click here

The unveiling of the work on October 16th 2019, marked the start of a 6-week-long celebration across the UK.

The work was unveiled in Manchester at Booth and Howarth, a shop that has been selling lottery tickets for 25 years. Olympic medallist, Victoria Pendleton, helped to unveil the work to the public.

I would like to thank the National Lottery for commissioning this work and I am honoured to be able to create a piece which celebrates the best of UK.