Grayson Perry: New exhibition in Bristol features artwork by the public

It will include works by Boy George, Sue Perkins and members of the public when it opens in Bristol.

12/3/2021 3:19:00 PM

New Grayson Perry exhibition in Bristol features artwork by Boy George, Sue Perkins and members of public

It will include works by Boy George, Sue Perkins and members of the public when it opens in Bristol.

Image caption,Grayson Perry said lots of the submissions were by people who had never done art before.The artist Grayson Perry has chosen Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery to display creations from season two of his TV Series Grayson's Art Club.

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In the programme, he and his wife Philippa encouraged people to send in their own artwork made during the pandemic.The exhibition includes creations by musician Boy George, magician Derren Brown and broadcaster Sue Perkins.The artworks will go on display to the public for the first time on Saturday.

Perry said: "We had people who had never done art before sending things in and they all had great stories, so I liked that democratic aspect of it."Philippa Perry, a trained artist but best known as a psychotherapist, columnist and author, said: "If we helped even one person start shading a bit on their telephone jotter pad and they think 'oh my god, I've made an apple look 3D' or whatever, I think that's just fabulous."

Image caption,Grayson Perry and his wife Philippa launched Grayson's Art Club during the first wave of the pandemicMasquerading as a member of the public, Banksy also entered the original stencil he used to make Create Escape - a mural of a prisoner climbing down the walls of the now decommissioned Reading Prison.

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The exhibition is being hosted at the museum and gallery until 4 September 2022.

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