A brand new exhibition featuring work curated by artist Grayson Perry in response to his lockdown series Grayson’s Art Club will debut at Manchester Art Gallery this winter. Perry’s exhibition – which will open on Wednesday 25 November and last until Sunday 18 April 2021 – will feature work submitted by the general public, celebrities and artists – all created in response to 2020’s unprecedented COVID-19 experience and inspired by the award-winning artist’s Channel 4 show Grayson Perry’s Art Club which aired during lockdown.

Work from budding artists across the country will share wall space with pieces created by the likes of Harry Hill, Jessica Hynes, Noel Fielding, Phillippa Perry, Jim Moir and Joe Lycett – all chronicling the collective mood of the nation as it battled an unexpected and difficult year. Throughout Perry’s lockdown show, he invited viewers to get creative based on a variety of accessible themes – from portraits, animals and fantasy, to the view from my window and national spirit. The end result is a unique representation of the feelings and mood of an entire country, represented through art.

Perry will visit Manchester Art Gallery later this year to film a final concluding episode of Grayson’s Art Club, taking viewers on a visual journey through the exhibition’s curation process while talking to some of the artists featured in this new showcase. Tickets to Grayson’s Art Club exhibition will become available in November and will be free to book – although advance booking is highly advised.

Wed 25 Nov - Sun 18 Apr, Manchester Art Gallery,
Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL
, Free (Advance booking required), 11am - 4pm (Wed - Sun)
Simon Bland
Published on:
Wed 14 Oct 2020