I’m a massive fan of Grayson Perry, his work, the man, his one hundred per cent infectious laugh and more latterly his wife Philippa, who is a brilliant mixture of wackiness and common sense. She has recently become an agony auntie in the Guardian and dispenses wonderful advice. Today’s pictures are my own photographs of Grayson’s work taken at a couple of past exhibitions in Bristol. I’m inspired by the narratives within the work, the quality of the craftsmanship, the humour and Grayson’s use of multimedia. My photos feature pottery and a tapestry. Oh! there is often an opportunity to play ‘Spot the Willy’ too. Louis used to be happily occupied as a child by this game on visits to art galleries.
Bristol is again host to an exhibition featuring art work featured in Series 2 of the TV series, Grayson’s Art Club. It’s on at Bristol Museum until September so there’s plenty of time to catch it. The show came about during the first lockdown in 2020 with the aim of encouraging widespread creativity. Members of the public, professional artists, famous faces and Mr and Mrs Perry themselves show off their art. There is a different thought provoking theme every week.
So I was delighted to hear that Series 3 of Grayson’s Art Club starts in March. Again there are six themed programmes. Here’s a link to the programme’s website. It contains an invitation to submit work under six more topics. Do you know I might have a go myself this year? Lots of ideas for a ‘In My Head’ mosaic are popping up in the old noggin.