Oxfam launch Mother’s Day card world record attempt with live art event

Posted by Sophie Bowell

20th Mar 2014

Artist Lizzie Mary Cullen begins her artwork for Oxfam's Mother's Day card

Award winning artist Lizzie Mary Cullen begins five-day live art project at Westfield London in aid of Oxfam's Mother Appeal

Oxfam have launched their Mother's Day card world record attempt, calling on the nation to get involved and celebrate mums around the world as part of charity's Mother Appeal. The card's artwork will be created over five days (19-23 March) by artist Lizzie Mary Cullen, who will be turning the public's Mother's Day dedications into a giant piece of art, live at The Atrium, Westfield London.

The public can to contribute to the card by visiting www.happiestmothersdaycard.org, selecting a square and writing a dedication to their mum. Cullen will then illustrate that square in real time on a giant canvas. This means the more people that take part and celebrate their mum, the more the design of the card will grow, creating a beautiful piece of art. Contributors will also be able to watch a live video stream via the website of the artist working on the card.

At the end of the event, Cullen's artwork and all the dedications, will be turned into a giant Mother's Day card; hopefully breaking the world record for most contributions to a greetings card. The attempt has been officially approved by Guinness World Records with the current record standing at 7,355 contributions. 

Artist Lizzie Mary Cullen said, "I'm so excited to be working with Oxfam to create this beautiful artwork for Mother's Day - the more people who get involved, the better. I'll be telling all my friends and family to get involved and raise money for this wonderful cause."

John Lucas, Supporter Development Manager at Oxfam said, "Mother's Day is about celebrating all those wonderful mums who have given us so much and this is a great way to show your appreciation for your mum while also showing your support and solidarity for mums around the world."

For more information or to take part in the card from 19-23 March go to: www.happiestmothersdaycard.org

For more information about Oxfam's Mother Appeal visit: www.oxfam.org.uk/Mother-Appeal

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