Art and design students visit Grayson Perry exhibition

Published: October 13, 2021

Art and design students visit Grayson Perry exhibition

A group of Telford College art and design students travelled to Manchester to see a new exhibition inspired by Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry’s lockdown TV show.

A group of Telford College art and design students travelled to Manchester to see a new exhibition inspired by Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry’s lockdown TV show

Telford College students in Manchester to visit the Grayson Perry exhibition

The display, at the city’s art gallery, features works selected by the celebrated artist as part of Grayson’s Art Club, which ran on Channel Four. It includes 100 works submitted by amateur artists, including several celebrities, who responded to Perry’s challenge to unleash their creativity during lockdown on a series of themes.

Among the celebrity contributions are works from Jenny Eclair, Noel Fielding, Harry Hill, Jessica Hynes, Joe Lycett, Kevin McLeod, Vic Reeves, and Liza Tarbuck.

The celebration of creativity in people’s homes chronicled the changing moods of Britain in isolation, providing a unique record of this globally extraordinary time.

Telford College tutors Anna Bartlett, Claire Routledge and Penny Wells took a group of first year level three art and design students to the gallery.

Their trip was the perfect accompaniment to the students’ latest project, called Identity.

Anna Bartlett said: “We all had a fabulous day, being inspired by the show and taking in the atmosphere.

“The students also had a chance to visit the rest of the permanent exhibits in the museum, that included original 18th century paintings, Antony Gormley sculptures, Lucian Freud paintings, and many more.

“The students also went out to visit China Town and surrounding areas and said they had fun, making new friends and memories.”