Grayson’s Vanity Project at Kilmarnock’s Dick Institute

Grayson Perry 'The Annunciation of the Virgin Deal 2012' © the artist
Grayson Perry The Annunciation of the Virgin Deal 2012 © the artist. 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.

The Vanity of Small Differences

Tues, Weds 10:30 - 17:30, Thurs 13:30 - 19:30 Fri, Sat 10:30 - 15:30

From: 13 Jan 2022

To: 26 Mar 2022

Dick Institute
Elmbank Avenue
Ayrshire & Arran

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Inspired by William Hogarth’s A Rake’s ProgressEnglish artist Grayson Perry created six 2 metre x 4 metre tapestries on the subject of class mobility and the influence of social class on our aesthetic taste. The resulting exhibition, The Vanity of Small Differences, is on display at the Dick Institute in Kilmarnock. In it we chart the ‘class journey’ made by young Tim Rakewell, meeting many of the characters, incidents and objects the artist encountered on his journeys through Sunderland, Tunbridge Wells and The Cotswolds for the Channel 4 television series All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry, aired in June 2012. Noted as a chronicler of contemporary life, Perry intelligently and sensitively examines universally human subjects while incorporating autobiographical references to his childhood, his family and his transvestism. Admission is free.

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