The much-anticipated Grayson's Art Club exhibition at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery - sponsored by UWE Bristol – opens on Saturday 4 December featuring art works chosen by Grayson Perry and guest celebrities during season two of the popular Channel 4 series, Grayson's Art Club.
Spread across three floors, the show is a vibrant and poignant chronicle of lockdown and forms a lasting artistic record of the unique time the nation has lived through together. As well as three galleries to explore, works are interspersed within the permanent collection to create a trail throughout the museum.
Alongside Grayson and his wife Philippa, the contributing artists and celebrities include Alex Horne, Anneka Rice, Boy George, Chila Kumari Burman-Singh, David Bailey, Derren Brown, Sir Frank Bowling, Holly Walsh, Jane Seymour, Johnny Vegas, Lianne La Havas, Lucy Sparrow, Mawaan Rizwan, Polly Morgan, Russell Tovey, Sue Perkins, Tom Allen and Yinka Ilori.
To accompany the exhibition, a special episode of Grayson's Art Club will air on Channel 4 on Friday 10 December at 20:00. With behind-the-scenes footage of how the exhibition was created, the programme will feature interviews with Grayson and the contributing artists as they see their work on display in the museum for the first time.
James Lee, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education, said: "As a university, we have forged close links with the city's art and cultural institutions as part of our City Campus. This fascinating exhibition complements our strong presence in the heart of the city at the neighbouring Arnolfini, Watershed, and Spike Island."
Grayson's Art Club opens on Saturday 4 December at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and continues until 4 September 2022. Entry is 'pay what you can'.
The exhibition is sponsored by UWE Bristol. Pre-booking is highly recommended to guarantee entry at: https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/bristol-museum-and-art-gallery/whats-on/grayson-perry-art-club/.
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