Join exhibition curators Natasha Howes and Fiona Corridan for a Zoom tour of Grayson's Art Club.
Thursday 10 December 2020, 12pm–12.30pm
Free, booking essential
While the gallery is closed due to Covid restrictions, this is a unique opportunity to see the exhibition of works selected by artist Grayson Perry during Grayson’s Art Club, the popular Channel 4 TV series.
This show is a crystallisation of the feelings and obsessions of artists from all over the country whether it is their first painting since primary school or they are world famous.
All the works on display are very personal visual representations of lockdown, made by the public, well-known artists and celebrities for Grayson’s Art Club. This celebration of creativity in people’s homes chronicled the changing moods of Britain in isolation, providing a unique record of this globally experienced extraordinary time.
Many people sought solace in making art and expressed themselves with humour, pathos and imagination, encapsulating life under lockdown. The programme clearly demonstrates the way people use art as an essential part of their lives.
Alongside the public’s artworks, the exhibition features pieces by celebrities Jenny Eclair, Noel Fielding, Harry Hill, Jessica Hynes, Joe Lycett, Kevin McLeod, Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves), Liza Tarbuck, and artists Jeremy Deller, Antony Gormley, Maggi Hambling, Chantal Joffe, Martin Parr, Raqib Shaw, David Shrigley and the Singh Twins.
Join exhibiton curators Natasha and Fiona for a very personal and up-close tour of the exhibition via Zoom.*
Read more about Grayson’s Art Club, at Manchester Art Gallery.
The tour will be delivered via Zoom. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.
*Zoom details will be emailed to you prior to the event.
It’s honestly the most heartwarming and joy bringing initiative! I cannot wait to visit @mcrartgallery to see the wonderful collection xxx