Works of art chosen by Grayson Perry and celebrities during season two of Grayson’s Art Club feature in this exclusive exhibition at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.
During lockdown, Grayson Perry helped the nation find comfort and company through art as part of his TV series by Swan Films for Channel 4. The works of art created by the public, established artists, and celebrities are powerful and very personal responses to the pandemic and form a lasting artistic record of the unprecedented times the nation has experienced together.
Season two began airing in February and each week Grayson hosted the show from his studio with his wife, Philippa (and often their cat, Kevin). Using video chat, Grayson spoke to famous artists and creatives about how they were spending their time and invited them to respond creatively to lockdown. Each week saw a different theme: family, nature, food, dreams, work and travel.
Members of the public were also invited to share their own work of art, with thousands of entries submitted throughout the series in a vast range of mediums, from paintings and photography to ceramics and textiles.
These works feature in the exhibition exclusively at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery alongside pieces by Grayson and Philippa Perry and the guest celebrities and artists.
Contributing celebrities include Alex Horne, Anneka Rice, Boy George, Derren Brown, Holly Walsh, Jane Seymour, Johnny Vegas, Lianne La Havas, Mawaan Rizwan and Russell Tovey. Guest artists include David Bailey, Yinka Ilori, Lucy Sparrow, Polly Morgan, Sir Frank Bowling and Chila Kumari Burman-Singh.
Grayson’s Art Club is sponsored by UWE Bristol.