Ep.239 The Legend Background Bob - Ministry of Arts Podcast

Last week we said goodby Background Bob, the artist with the BIGGEST smile in the art world. In his short time on the art-scene he inspired everyone he came in contact with.

We're re-releasing episode 86, recorded [with his Dad Nathan] just over 3 years ago, at the start of his journry... Keep smiling Background Bob!!

This week Gary Mansfield speaks to Nathan, the Father of Background Bob (@background_bob)

Background Bob is a severely disabled young lad, that just so happened to make hundreds of new friends during lockdown, by collaborating with some of the biggest names on the Street Art scene. Before long he had artists from all over the World contacting him asking him to join in.

He hand-painted 250 cardboard backgrounds to be transformed into new collaborative artworks by his new friends. Background Bob, his family and friends have now created a book titled Background Bob & His Amazing Friends containing images of each collaboration and are selling them with all proceeds going to the local Hospital that has always cared for him.

For your own copy of Background Bob & His Amazing Friends go to his Instagram page @background_bob or visit www. colchesteripswichcharity.org.uk/backgroundbob

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