The People's Monarch - BBC South East - 2012
More than 5,000 BBC viewers and listeners in the South East helped to create a unique artwork to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
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Many people submitted family portraits, photos of their ancestors, snaps of important occasions in their lives and of times that made them laugh. Some viewers used the opportunity to share precious memories of loved ones they had lost.
The final portrait is 38 square metres, the size of a double decker bus.
Artist Helen Marshall, aided by computer art experts pollytiles, used the images that were submitted to create a special photo mosaic portrait of the Queen.
The giant artwork was displayed at two of the South East's most prestigious galleries.
"Busiest weekend since our launch. Over 10,000 visit across the 2 days. Amazing." Turner Contemporary
"A huge success with close to 16,000 visitors coming to see it over the 2 weeks travelling from all over the UK!" Towner Gallery
" We were thrilled that over 25,000 people were able to view the artwork. We were delighted to learn that The People's Monarch had won the Tourism award at The Medway Design and Culture Awards evening." Dean of Rochester Cathedral.
The finished image contains a contemporary picture of the Queen and a photo taken at the beginning of her reign.