United by Numbers

David Mach unveils new work celebrating 25 Years of the National Lottery

On October 16th 2019, David Mach unveiled his latest work ' United by Numbers' commissioned to celebrate the start of an 6-week-long celebration which marks 25 years since the National Lottery began in Britain.


The artwork features a mix of famous and lesser-known national treasures brought together in one image to represent The National Lottery's impact on life in the UK over the last 25 years - across sports, film, heritage, the arts, and community projects.


It includes the Morecambe Brass Band, one of the first projects to ever receive National Lottery funding; and Idris Elba, who made his directorial debut in 2018 with Yardie, thanks to help from the organisation.


David Mach said: "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 and to have it shown on a local high street for anyone to view is fitting."


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, was on hand to help Mach unveil the work to the public.


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

October 21, 2019