4 December 2021—4 September 2022

Grayson’s Art Club

This exhibition has now finished, but you can still view the Grayson’s Art Club exhibition online.

An exhibition of art works chosen by Grayson Perry and guest celebrities during season two of the hit TV series, Grayson’s Art Club.

Spread across three floors in the museum, this blockbuster show is a vibrant and poignant chronicle of lockdown.

The artworks made by the public, established artists, and celebrities are powerful and very personal responses to the pandemic. Collectively, they form a lasting artistic record of the unprecedented times the nation has experienced together.

Alongside Grayson and his wife Philippa, the contributing artists and celebrities include Alex Horne, Anneka Rice, Banksy, 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.

View this exhibition online


About Grayson’s Art Club

During lockdown, Grayson Perry helped the nation find comfort and company through art in his TV series by Swan Films for Channel 4.

Each week on Zoom, Grayson and Philippa spoke to famous artists and creatives about how they were spending their time and invited them to respond creatively to lockdown. A different theme was explored each week – family, nature, food, dreams, work, and travel.

The public were also invited to share their artworks and over 17,000 entries were submitted throughout the series in a vast range of mediums – from paintings and photography, to ceramics and textiles.

Bristol’s Art Club

Inspired by the exhibition, we’ve launched our very own city-wide Art Club. We want to celebrate the creativity of Bristol’s citizens and show that art is good for you, whoever you are. Everyone in the city is invited to create artworks in any medium and we’d love to see your work!

Submit a photograph of your artwork and your submission may be displayed in our online gallery, on social media and on screens inside Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.

With thanks

We would like to thank Grayson Perry, Channel 4 and Swan Films for helping us create this exhibition. Grayson’s Art Club is generously sponsored by UWE Bristol.

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