Channel 4 seeks art submissions for Grayson Perry show

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Channel 4 is seeking submissions from artists in isolation during COVID-19 for its new art show hosted by Grayson Perry.

The broadcaster said it’s looking for the British public to join his Grayson’s Art Class; which will be filmed in isolation.

The new series is due to start 16 April at 8pm and artwork for the show can be submitted here.

Channel 4 said Grayson is “on a mission to unleash our collective creativity and unite the nation through art’; as we live through this unique crisis.

Every week Grayson will host the show from his studio. He’ll take the country with him as he creates new art works.

Famous artists

Grayson will talk to other famous artists, creatives and celebrity guests about how they are spending their time in isolation. He’ll also host masterclasses to help teach us all how to create art.

Each episode will be themed with something inspired by being in isolation, such as still life or portraits.

Grayson will take inspiration from the everyday little things, as he helps you unleash the artistic side you never knew you had.

Difficult time

“Isolation can be a difficult and lonely time for many”, said Channel 4, so it wants Brits to be part of Grayson’s Art Club, as it asks for the British public to send in the artwork it has been creating in isolation.

“Whether you have a talent for meme creation, sculpture, painting, drawing, or maybe you’re a make-up artist creating new looks whilst at home? Anything goes”, the channel said.

“Each episode Grayson will choose some of his favourite artworks submitted by members of the public and speak to them via video call.

“Grayson wants viewers to feel energised to get involved and produce visual representations of what they are thinking, feeling and experiencing in isolation.

Public exhibition

At the end, Grayson will display the art created in a public exhibition that will chronicle the changing moods of Britain in isolation and provide a record of the historic times we’ve lived through.

To do this he needs you to join the Art Club and get creative; being in isolation doesn’t mean you’re alone. Art can help us through this.

Grayson said: “I look forward to inviting the nation into my studio for Grayson’s Art Club”.

“This series will be as much an act of spontaneous creativity as the stuff that usually happens here.

“I hope we can make something uplifting in response to the crisis.

“I will be showing you the progress of the artworks I am making in these strange days, but I am most excited about seeing what artistic creations people all over the country have been up to in lockdown and talking to other artists about how they are dealing with the weirdness.

“It should be inspiring, fun, full of helpful tips to get the nation making art- and maybe a bit poignant.”