Self-portraits by children from all over the country are being uploaded to our Face Britain online gallery. Every child in the UK aged 4-16 is invited to create and upload a portrait as part of the project to celebrate children’s creativity in the Golden Jubilee and Olympic year.
The gallery contains some fantastically creative examples of portraits, with everything from paint to leaves and sticks, charcoal to clay used. Some children have used a combination of photography and painting to create cubist style portraits, while others have used objects as a background to represent their personality.
These portraits will each become a pixel in a giant montage image of HM The Queen which will be projected onto Buckingham Palace later in the year. The projection will be a Guinness World Records attempt for ‘Most artists working on the same art installation’.
The best news is that there is still time to get involved – the deadline for uploading portraits isn’t until March 2012. For more information and to view the full gallery visit the Face Britain website.