Grayson’s Art Club 2021: everything you need to know

Grayson Perry’s Art Club is back for a second series and we can’t wait! Here’s everything you need to know about our favourite art show…

Graysons Art Club Exhibition

During the first lockdown in 2020, Grayson’s Art Club provided a creative outlet that helped us get through a difficult time – and the British public had a chance to discover their artistic side.

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Each week followed a different theme and the public had the opportunity to send in their own artwork, with the chance for an inclusion in Grayson’s exhibition. The show was a huge success and last year over 10,000 people sent in their art to the show.

Sadly, Grayson’s exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery was unable to open to the public due to the national lockdown in November 2020, but it was showcased in a special episode of Grayson’s Art Club on Channel 4.

It’s just been announced that the new series will begin on 31 January with Grayson and his wife, Phillippa, revealing the upcoming themes on Twitter.

Read on to find out everything you need to know about Grayson’s Art Club, what the themes are for the second series and where to watch the show…

When is Grayson’s art club on TV?

We know that Grayson Perry’s art club will return on 31 January at 7pm on Channel 4 – just before The Great Pottery Throwdown!

Where can I watch Grayson’s Art Club?

Series two hasn’t been shown yet, but you can catch up on series one for free on the 4OD streaming service.

How many episodes of Grayson’s Art Club will there be?

The first series had six episodes and a special bonus episode for Grayson’s exhibition. It seems likely that Grayson’s Art Club series two will follow a similar format.

Where is Grayson’s Art Club filmed?

The show is filmed in Grayson Perry’s art studio in a residential area of Islington, London. It’s an airy, welcoming space and it’s where you’ll find Grayson’s charming cat, Kev (who you might recognise from series one!).

Where is the Grayson Perry exhibition?

Before the show was sadly cancelled due to Covid, the Grayson Perry art club exhibition was scheduled to be displayed at Manchester Art Gallery.

What is Grayson’s Art Club about?

Grayson’s Art Club is a national arts programme on Channel 4 which encourages the British public to try their hand at a variety of artistic skills. Viewers are encouraged to send in their own work each week and some people are invited to discuss their creations with Grayson on the show.

Grayson also talks to string of famous faces including artists, actors and comedians to discover what inspired them to get creative. Past guests include comedians Noel Fielding and Joe Lycett and sculptor Antony Gormley (the creator of the spectacular Angel of the North).

Grayson Perry art club themes for 2021

In a Twitter announcement, Grayson and Philippa Perry revealed the Grayson’s Art Club themes for the second series:

  • Week 1: Family
  • Week 2: Nature
  • Week 3: Food
  • Week 4: Dreams
  • Week 5: Work
  • Week 6: Travel

Grayson Perry’s art club submissions

Feeling inspired and want to know how to submit your work to Grayson Perry’s art club? Then you probably want to know where to submit your wonderful artwork. You can submit your work to Grayson’s Art Club by going to going to the show’s website here.

Who is Grayson Perry?

Grayson Perry is an internationally renowned artist, writer, lecturer, broadcaster and cross-dresser. He was awarded the prestigious Turner Prize for art in 2003 (past winners include Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin).

He was born on 24 March 1960 in Chelmsford, Essex. His interest in art developed during his childhood and in 1982 he was awarded a BA in Fine Art from Portsmouth College of Art and Design.

His work is often autobiographical and frequently features his childhood teddy bear Alan Measles. In series one of Grayson’s Art Club, he created a large ceramic statue of Alan Measles as an ongoing project.

He recently presented Grayson Perry’s Big American Road Trip on Channel 4, where he explored the divisions in American society – and made some artwork along the way.

Who is Philippa Perry?

Philippa Perry is the co-host of Grayson’s Art Club and she’s also Grayson’s Perry’s wife. Philippa is a psychotherapist, journalist, TV presenter and author with a string of publications to her name, including The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read and How to Stay Sane.

Philippa was born in Warrington, Cheshire, in 1957. Like Grayson, she also has a background in art and achieved a degree in Fine Art from Middlesex Polytechnic. She regularly shares and creates her own artwork on the show.

As a journalist, she has had work published in a range of magazines and newspapers including The Guardian, Psychologies Magazine and Red.

She has also presented several TV documentaries including BBC 4’s Sex Lies and Lovebites: The Agony Aunt Story and The Great British Sex Survey on Channel 4.

Want to develop your artistic skills? Get started with our beginner’s guide to acrylic painting or have a go at monochrome painting for beginners.

If you’re looking for more creative TV shows to watch, check out our guide to The Great British Sewing Bee.

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Photography by Channel 4.