Last week we brought you the news that to celebrate UK Disability History Month (this month) and International Day of People with Disabilities (3 December), Osprey Charging, would be displaying eye-catching and inclusive artwork that shows support for and solidarity with the disability community.
They have now announced the company will be displaying the artwork All In Charge by illustrator Ella Murray across its electric vehicle (EV) chargers. Osprey Charging, one of the UK’s leading networks of rapid electric vehicle charging points, said that All In Charge was chosen following a call for artwork submissions that demonstrated support for the disabled community.
Murray was awarded £1000 in prize money and her artwork will be printed into high-quality wraps and exhibited on 23 of Osprey’s 75kW chargers in December at the following rapid charging locations:
Bowen Square, Daventry
Golden Hind, Birmingham
The Squirrel, Ludlow
The Bear Inn, Street
The Wharf, Dartford
Burger King, Gloucester
The Crown, Bournemouth
Osprey’s chargers are currently hosting artwork by Kaia Allen-Bevan, a racial justice/anti-racism advocate. This is in celebration of Black History Month (1-31 October) and challenges the public to learn more about black history and black experiences and act on this all year round. This artwork will remain until early in the new year.
Back in July, Osprey also showcased artwork by queer illustrator and graphic designer Ben White to celebrate Pride and show its support for the LGBTQI+ community.
Ian Johnston, Osprey Charging CEO, said: “We’ve been so encouraged by the response to our artwork campaigns, and thank UK Disability History Awareness particularly for supporting us. The themes we choose are important to our staff and customers.
“Huge congratulations to Ella Murray and I know this artwork will inspire drivers and others at our charging locations to consider and make choices that respect people with all kinds of disabilities.”
Ella Murray, artist, said: “I’m very flattered that Osprey has chosen to display my artwork on their chargers. So much needs to be considered when installing chargers and building charging hubs.
“I myself know of some of the challenges faced everyday being on the autistic spectrum and appreciate anything that can make life a little bit easier. Thanks to Osprey for giving me a platform to display my art whilst creating such a positive, empowering message.”