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Grayson Perry: Provincial Punk at the Turner Contemporary

With the weekend forecast for sunshine, we were inspired to head to the seaside town of Margate and indulge in Grayson Perry's 'Provincial Punk' exhibition at the Turner Contemporary gallery.

The show features over 50 original works which span from the early days of Perry's career in a post-punk 1980's decade to the present day, with hand-made works exploring the influence of his Essex upbringing and his views on class, fashion and taste. The exhibition showcases the wide range of media the artist works in, displaying an impressive collection of illustrative ceramic vases and pots, photography and film, intaglio etchings and colourful show-stopping tapestries.


Photo: Benedict Johnson

All the details and descriptions about the art have been written by Grayson in a conversational style. After reading his voice and watching his videos featuring the pots being sculpted in his studio, we left the gallery feeling as though we'd spent the afternoon with the artist.

Be sure to look out for our favourite, the 'Queens Bitter' glazed ceramic pot, featuring Grayson dressed as his alter-ego Claire in 1950's scarf style. The show is on until Sunday 13th September and entry is free.

Photo: Stephen White

Exhibition: Saturday 23rd May - Sunday 13th September 2015

Opening times: Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 6pm

Address: Rendezvous, Margate, Kent, CT9 1HG