Grayson Perry tapestries go on show

March 26 2018

An exhibition of tapestries by the Turner Prize winning artist, Grayson Perry, will go on display at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery from March 31.

An exhibition of tapestries by the Turner Prize winning artist, Grayson Perry, will go on display at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery from March 31.

Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences explores the British fascination with taste and class through six large tapestries inspired by William Hogarth’s morality tale, A Rake’s Progress.

The three month exhibition is sponsored by Bonomini hair salon, Resource Solutions Group (RSG) and UWE Bristol.

Perry’s tapestries follow the socially-mobile life of fictional character Tim Rakewell from infancy to untimely death. They are rich in both content and colour and depict many of the eccentricities and peculiarities associated with life in the UK, from interior design to British cuisine, political protest and celebrity gossip.

The exhibition will also include a number of works from Bristol’s own collections, including historical ceramics, and the A Rake’s Progress print series by William Hogarth and David Hockney.

Julia Carver, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, said: “Exhibiting Perry’s witty and exquisitely detailed tapestries, sheds new light on the treasures in our own collections, from Hogarth and Hockney to some of our lesser-known applied art pieces.”

More information can be found online at bristolmuseums.org.uk