While artist Grayson Perry brings us a second series of his much-loved Art Club to Channel 4, Manchester Art Gallery is still gearing up to unveil his brand new art exhibition featuring work highlighted within the show. Grayson’s Art Club – which is aiming to reopen its doors as soon as possible after Monday 17 May, pending restrictions – 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.

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.

Free tickets to Grayson’s Art Club exhibition became available in November but have since been paused pending the lifting of lockdown restrictions. Manchester Art Gallery will ensure that visitors can book tickets at least two weeks before their scheduled reopening date, with the exhibition extended to last until October 2021.

Mon 1 Mar, Manchester Art Gallery,
Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL
, Free (Advance booking required), 11am - 4pm (Wed - Sun)
Simon Bland
Published on:
Sat 3 Apr 2021