During the pandemic, Grayson Perry helped the nation find comfort and company through art during the hit TV series Grayson’s Art Club by Swan Films for Channel 4.
Each week Grayson hosted the show from his studio with his wife, Philippa (and often their cat, Kevin). Using video chat, Grayson spoke to famous artists and creatives about how they were spending their time and invited them to respond creatively to lockdown. Each week had a different theme – family, nature, food, dreams, work, and travel.
Members of the public were also invited to share their own artworks and over 17,000 entries were submitted throughout series two in a vast range of mediums – from paintings and photography, to ceramics and textiles.
Collectively, the artworks are powerful and very personal responses to the pandemic and form a lasting artistic record of the unprecedented times the nation experienced together.
The artworks from season two are collected here to catalogue the exhibition at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery