Lily Cole to present new series for Sky Arts

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Supermodel and art history graduate Lily Cole will get under the skin of some of the world’s most famous contemporary artists in a brand new series for Sky Arts.

Lily Cole’s Art Matters will see Lily embark on a fascinating journey with renowned artists such as Tacita Dean and Christo, watching them at work in their studio, discussing their life and artistic processes, and getting closer than ever before to the people behind the art. Lily will accompany these artists to their places of inspiration as they discuss the genesis of their work and how their lives as artists really began.

Artists already confirmed to appear in the series include the seminal South American artist Gabriel Orozco, Dame Paula Rego, Tacita Dean and Christo, the artist best known for his huge environmental installations such as the wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin and the Pont Neuf in Paris.

Lily, who has modelled extensively from the age of 14 for some of the world’s leading fashion houses, graduated from Cambridge University in 2011 with a double first in art history. While she has embarked on a successful acting career since leaving university with roles in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and Doctor Who, this is her first presenting role and her first foray into arts programming.

Lily Cole’s Art Matters will broadcast in autumn 2012.