To mark the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June, Channel 4 has ordered a special one-off episode of Grayson’s Art Club with the aim of getting the nation to express what they feel about the monarch and to celebrate her contribution to national life - through art.
The Art Club presenters along with a special guest will then choose their favourites from the regal-inspired art, with the selected works eventually forming part of a major national exhibition.
Grayson and Philippa will also be making their own portraits of Elizabeth II for the occasion. Along with their special guest the presenters will consider some of the art that’s been made about Queen Elizabeth as well as reflecting on what Her Majesty means to all of us, and what that relationship says about Britain.
Viewers can submit their artwork, both for the upcoming series of Art Club and for the special episode about the Queen, at graysonsartclub.com. Submissions are open now.
Grayson Perry says “For most of us The Queen has always been there, a part of who we are, a dream symbol. She carries a lot of meaning, she’s a good subject for art.”
The 1x60 special, made by Swan Films, will follow a third series of Grayson’s Art Club, which will be broadcast on Channel 4 in March.