Thousands of children have been uploading self portraits to an online gallery which will be displayed across the country and projected onto the front of Buckingham Palace.
The UK’s largest ever mass collaborative art project is well underway with a thousand self portraits uploaded in the past week alone. Thousands of self portraits have now been uploaded to the online gallery by children across the UK, who have been learning about the art of self portraiture thanks to this educational project from The Prince’s Foundation for Children & The Arts.
Face Britain is open to all children and young people aged 4-16 years throughout the UK and gives them the opportunity to create self portraits in any medium which will be publicly displayed across the country and projected on to the frontage of Buckingham Palace as part of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Spring 2012.
Quentin Blake, Angela de la Cruz, Tracey Emin, Ryan Gander, Emily Patrick, Rankin, Yinka Shonibare, Gerald Scarfe, and even the illustrators of The Beano, are amongst the artists who are contributing to Face Britain. Self portraits by the artists and other celebrity patrons will be auctioned in Spring 2012 to raise money for the charity.
Fore more information go to:
The Princes Foundation For Children and the Arts
Posted by Emily Richardson