Self portraits by over 200,000 children from across the UK were projected onto Buckingham Palace on Thursday 19th April as part of Children & the Arts’ self portraiture project, Face Britain.
You can still catch this amazing projection by Ross Ashton, celebrating our young people’s creativity, on Friday 20th April and Saturday 21st April from 8:30pm until 11.15pm.
The images came together to form a very special montage portrait of HM the Queen to help celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.
Children from schools across the UK came to London to see Buckingham Palace used as a canvas for their self portraits. The projection was launched by Blue Peter’s Helen Skelton and will feature on Blue Peter on 26 April.
We were extremely proud of the amazing projection and thanks must go to all our supporters who have helped make this project possible.
We’re also delighted with the fantastic press coverage that The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts has received as a result of the projection. From local papers, to national TV, to press from Germany, Canada and America.
Please do continue to support The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts. You can support our work with disadvantaged children across the UK, by visiting the support us pages on our website or donate £3 by texting Arts to 70007 (for mobile donations see terms and condition).
If you’d like to see all of the self portraits visit the Face Britain online gallery, or for more photo’s from the projection go to our facebook page. And please tell us what you think on twitter. Stay tuned as in the next couple of weeks we’ll be creating a film of the event showing the projection in full.
Face Britain now culminates with an auction of self portraits by notable artists and celebrities. There is full information about how you can bid for your favourite celebrity’s self portrait on our website.
Thanks again to everyone who has been involved in Face Britain