Name: Courage

Location: Birmingham

Created by: Pam Hogg

Pam Hogg is an icon of British fashion design. A romantic, a renegade and a rockstar whose career has taken her from her Glasgow birthplace via its world-renowned School of Art to the catwalks of London Fashion Week, the cover of ID Magazine, the wardrobes of superstars from Kate Moss to Lady Gaga and the walls of the world’s top galleries. She has spent almost four decades creating unconventional clothes for confident women.

When asked to create a design for Gratitude in recognition of the NHS and all key workers, Pam was reminded of 2014 when she was approached by Amnesty International to give a nod to the plight of Russian feminist protest post punk rock and performance art group, Pussy Riot in the upcoming fashion week. With no show of her own that season, the word ‘Courage’ immediately resonated, and in the space of 3 weeks she’d designed and hand-made a collection full of colour, representing strength and celebration. It felt fitting to select her most prominent design from the collection and translate it into a statue of remembrance, for selfless, life-risking, endless dedication.

This Is Gratitude Art Trail