Queen’s face to be projected onto Buckingham Palace

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Buckingham Palace is to get a facelift this spring – Projection Studio’s Ross Ashton has been commissioned to manage a video mapping project that will combine a number of self-portraits to create a picture of the Queen that will then be projected onto the palace’s façade.

The project, Face Britain, will include an attempt at a Guinness World Record for Most artists working on the same art installation. Children aged 4-16 years have been creating self-portraits and uploading them onto the Face Britain online gallery, which has been brought to life by PhotoBox.

These images will appear alongside some famous faces and will create a montage portrait of HM The Queen that will be projected onto the frontage of Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. The images will also be showcased on BBC Big Screens at London 2012 live sites.

Face Britain has been created by The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts.

The collaborative art project is open to all children and young people aged 4-16 years throughout the UK and gives them the opportunity to create self-portraits which will be publicly displayed across the country. The portraits will be exhibited alongside contributions from Alan Rickman, Fearne Cotton, Amir Khan, Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, Tracey Emin and Quentin Blake.