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Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences

Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences

Running until mid December 2021, this exhibition of six large scale tapestries by the Turner-Prize winning artist, Grayson Perry, explores the British fascination with taste and class, and will be displayed at Hereford Museum and Art Gallery.

Grayson Perry’s The Vanity of Small Differences tells the story of class mobility and the influence social class has on our aesthetic taste. Inspired by William Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress the six tapestries, measuring 2m x 4m each, chart the ‘class journey’ made by young Tim Rakewell and include many of the characters, incidents and objects Grayson Perry encountered on journeys through Sunderland, Tunbridge Wells and The Cotswolds for the television series ‘All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry’.

Get involved – This is your opportunity to take inspiration from Grayson Perry’s exhibition and create your own work of art – a tapestry, textile or collage in any media, with a narrative – although not on the same scale!

Your work can be displayed in the Museum at the same time as ‘The Vanity of Small Differences’ exhibition.

There will also be a digital gallery of your works, or of you working on your creation.
Email your image to Julia and include up to 60 words about the piece and your consent for it to be used on the website or in the exhibition. You have the next seven months to create something fabulous!

Any enquiries or for further information please contact Julia

Image credits and exhibition sponsors: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London and British Council. Gift of the artist and Victoria Miro Gallery with the support of Channel 4 Television, the Art Fund and Sfumato Foundation with additional support from Alix Partners.

Hereford Museum and Art Gallery, housed in a spectacular Victorian gothic building, has been exhibiting artefacts and works of fine and decorative art connected with the local area since 1874. Although the exterior of the building has changed very little, the museum and gallery have kept up with the times.


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Fees & Tickets

Free Event

Event Location

Hereford Museum & Art Gallery, Broad Street, Hereford HR4 9AU

Organiser: Hereford Museum

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