The Jubilee Time Capsule has teamed up with The Prince’s Foundation for Children & The Arts to collaborate on the UK’s largest ever art project – Face Britain.
Through the medium of self-portraiture the aim is to celebrate the nation’s children and young people during the lead up to HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Face Britain is open to anyone aged 4-16 years in theUK, regardless of drawing or learning ability. Self-portraits in any medium will be accepted including painting, abstract, graphics, 3-D, photography or collage. They can be uploaded on the Face Britain Online Gallery until the end of March 2012.
As an official Guinness World Records attempt, the portraits will be combined to create a montage image of HM The Queen that will be projected ontoBuckinghamPalacein the Spring 2012. This image will also be showcased on the national network of BBC Big Screens/Olympic Live Sites and on over 400 JCDecaux digital advertising screens in major train stations and shopping malls across the UK.
Face Britain is mostly being driven through schools and the website features a wide range of teaching resource to support classroom activity and study topics. BBC World Class has produced a Face Britain Assembly Pack with Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson who has recently been interviewed for the Jubilee Time Capsule.
To help provide inspiration a growing number of artists, authors, celebrities and sports legends have agreed to join the nation’s children and young people in creating a self-portrait. Amongst those taking part in Face Britain are Dame Mary Peters, Sir Geoff Hurst, Ade Adepitan, Tracey Emin, Michael Morpurgo, Fearne Cotton and The Wanted to name but a few.
For further details and to find out how to take part visit www.facebritain.org.uk