Make your face famous. The UK’s largest ever art project ‘Face Britain’ to be launched by The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts
The UK’s largest mass collaborative art project gets underway with the launch of Face Britain. This unique project is open to all 5 million children and young people aged 4-16 years across the UK and gives them the opportunity to create self portraits and see their work displayed alongside that of Fearne Cotton, Amir Khan, Jeremy Irons, Quentin Blake and a host of other famous faces.
To be officially launched 14 September 2011 at Imagination Gallery, London WC1E, Face Britain will be a Guinness World RecordsTM attempt for the most artists working on the same installation. The self-portraits can be uploaded onto the Face Britain online gallery, brought to life by PhotoBox, between September 2011 and March 2012 providing a unique snapshot of how the nation’s young people see themselves. It’s not a competition and there are no charges for submitting self portraits so any child can take part, regardless of ability or circumstance.
Portraits at all levels of skill and in any medium are acceptable, including drawing, textiles, 3D, painting, graphics and photography. By providing a platform for young people to consider their own identity and place within history, Face Britain aims to celebrate the nation’s children and future in the lead up to HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the London Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.
“Face Britain lets people express themselves in whatever way they want. You don’t have to be a great artist, it is about taking part in something fun.” Niamh, 11, Northern Ireland, Face Britain Youth Council
Visit www.facebritain.org.uk for further details on how to register, to take part and to access a growing library of online teaching resources.