Category Archives: Grayson Perry

Playing to the Gallery – Grayson Perry

So much has already been written about the excellent 2013 series of Reith lectures given by artist Grayson Perry, and what a breath of fresh air they have been. The artist while ‘lifting the lid’ on the sometimes seemingly impenetrable … Continue reading

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Ice Age Art

Visiting the exhibition Ice Age art arrival of the modern mind for the first time in February, I was amazed by the incredible works I was looking at. Since then I have visited the British Museum many times to look … Continue reading

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2012

It was a busy start to 2012 with the exhibition ‘Luxor: People & Places’ opening at the Petrie Museum UCL during the first week of the new year. The exhibition ran for four months and again it was wonderful to … Continue reading

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The Vanity of Small Differences

Since I first came across a collection of his striking Ceramic vases in the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow a number of years ago I have had a great admiration for the work of Grayson Perry. Since then I … Continue reading

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What an inspirational exhibition year so far…

For inspiring exhibitions, London is certainly the place to be at the moment. Here is just a brief pictorial resume of some of the inspirations of 2012… and it’s still only February… how lucky we are!

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From the sublime to the ridiculous

A Friday afternoon wander through the art and inspirations of Paris to London, and finally through the Yorkshire Wolds brought a number of mixed feelings – positive and negative, along with an increased weariness of the blockbuster exhibition. It was … Continue reading

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A homage to the unknown craftman

When I first saw the exhibition Grayson Perry The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman advertised early last year I have been very much looking forward to seeing it. Unlike so many ‘blockbuster’ exhibitions this one certainly didn’t disappoint. I have … Continue reading

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