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Butterfly rainbow poster

All over the country people have been paying tribute to the extraordinary workers and volunteers who are keeping services running during this exceptional time.

The rainbow has been adopted as a symbol of hope. It has inspired thousands of budding young artists to decorate windows around our city, sending positive messages to the local community.

Renowned British contemporary artist Damien Hirst* has launched his own rainbow design to show appreciation for key workers. 'Butterfly Rainbow' includes bands of coloured butterfly wings, a recurring theme in his work. He plans to raise money for the health service by selling a limited edition of the design.

We have created a poster, which incorporates Damien Hirst's rainbow, to say 'thank you' to all the amazing keyworkers across the city. You'll be able to spot the poster around the city, in parks and along the seafront.

We've also made the poster design available to share. You can download a copy to print for your window at home.

*Damien Hirst was born in 1965 and grew up in Leeds. He studied fine art at Goldsmiths College, London, from 1986 to 1989 and was awarded the Turner Prize in 1995.

Hirst uses installation, sculpture, painting and drawing to explore the 'big issues' of life, death, religion, beauty and science.

His contribution to British art over the last two and a half decades was recognised in 2012 with a major retrospective at Tate Modern.

Find out more about Damien Hirst and see his more of his work.

Download Damien Hirst's butterfly rainbow poster