Artists play cards for Irish Hospice Foundation
Gavin, Bono and Guggi have contributed to Art:pack, a deck of playing cards in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation with each card designed by a contemporary artist. Bono and Gavin designed the jokers.
Other people involved in the project include Glen Dimplex winning artist Matthew Barney, Clea van der Grijn, Sean Hillen and Sibylle Ungers.
The Irish Hospice foundation was founded by Dr Mary Redmond in 1986. Recognising the need to improve care services available to people suffering from terminal illness in Ireland, the IHF launched a special appeal with the aim of raising £1 million in one year.
Last year, Gavin performed ‘Peter and the Wolf’ with the orchestra of the Royal Irish Academy of Music, to support the Hospice foundation. In 2000 Gavin and Bono contributed to the IHF’s Whoseday Book, a diary for the year 2000 bringing together special contributions from 366 of Ireland’s foremost writers, painters, poets, philosophers and personalities.