THE GREAT BIG ART EXHIBITION
People across the UK are being invited to make works of art to put up in their front windows to create the nation's largest ever exhibition - a celebration of creativity to counter the gloom of the pandemic. People will be encouraged to draw, paint, sculpt, build or create their own artwork and put it up in their front windows, on their front door, balcony or garden.
The Great Big Art Exhibition launched on 28 January 2021 with a call to the nation to create a work. The opening theme, chosen by Antony Gormley, is animals. Other artists supporting the project include Sonia Boyce, Etel Adnan, Simone Fattal, Anish Kapoor, Tai Shani, Jeremy Deller, David Shrigley, Ai Weiwei and Ryan Gander.
Presented by Firstsite, Colchester to celebrate its 10th anniversary and supported by the Plus Tate Network, Firstsite will be making key works from across the UK available for download - to use as a template, for colouring in or as an inspiration. The Directors of the National Gallery, Tate, British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, National Galleries of Scotland, V&A, National Museums Liverpool, Royal Academy of Arts, the Ashmolean Museum, The Courtauld, The Wallace Collection, Arts Council Collection and museums and galleries across the country have selected works which they think will be inspiring.