Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery until Sunday 24th June 2018Posted on: 14 Apr 2018
Following on from the massive success of last year's Grayson Perry exhibition at Watershed, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is presenting another one of the quirky, controversial artist's art extravaganzas which runs until Sunday 24th June 2018.
Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences presents a series of six large tapestries which explores, in typically offbeat Grayson Perry style, the country's seemingly endless fascination with taste and class.
Taking inspiration from Hogarth's A Rake's Progress, Perry himself attempts to dig deep into the complexities of modern morality tracing the life of fictional character, Tim Rakewell, from infancy to teenage and middle years until, eventually, his unfortunate death in a grisly car accident.
Delving deep into the oddities and peculiarities of contemporary life and culture, the Turner-prize winning artist places his well-honed, artistically beady eye on a myriad amalgam of Brit concerns such as political protest, interior design, celebrity gossip and cuisine.
Also running in conjunction with the exhibition is a three-part documentary - All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry - which follows the artist across the UK as he gleans inspiration for his tapestries and gets to grips with how 'taste', in all its multifarious aspects, varies from place to place.
Tickets cost £5 for adults (£4 concessions), while under 16s get in for free. National Arts Pass holders get 50% off. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
As was the case over the Easter break, this exhibition has proven phenomenally popular with queues often snaking around the museum and beyond, so during busy periods mean you might have to wait a while to get a sneak peek at Perry's tapestry-based artistic treasures within.
You can find out more and reserve tickets here.
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is located at Queens Road, Bristol, BS1 1RL. Tel. 0117 922 3571
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