There is no denying that the lockdown impacted on people in different ways, and we all had our very own remedies to deal with the confinement blues. As well as Zoom calls and online quizzes, many picked up books they never had time to read, others a guitar that had been gathering dust for years and many turned to expressing their feelings through art.
About Grayson’s Art Club
For two seasons, the Grayson’s Art Club series on Channel 4 has lifted the nation’s spirit with art challenges and so many talented people answered the call to submit their creations. We were excited to discover some of these colourful and powerful artworks at the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.
Grayson’s Art Club: The exhibition features work displayed in a dedicated space on the ground floor but also peppered around the three levels of the museum.
The event mixes work by Grayson Perry, his wife Philippa and other famous names such as Boy George, Banksy, Sue Perkins, Anneka Rice and Lianne La Havas alongside paintings, photography, installations and more by people from up and down the country.
Our favourite pieces
Articulated around the themes of family, nature, food, dreams, work and travel, we were particularly taken with Toby Clain’s mix tape loops which record sounds of nature in the style of dioramas. Dan loved the miniatures paintings of daily lockdown walks by Esther Jeanes, and we were both blown away by the fabulous Triple Art Bypass by felt artist Lucy Sparrow.
There is so much love and creativity throughout this exhibition; don’t miss it!
Grayson’s Art Club: The exhibition runs at Bristol Museum until 4 September. Pay what you can.