‘Champagne’ Perry for Victoria Gallery – exhibition sets new record!

With just days remaining for those who haven’t yet viewed Grayson Perry”s ‘The Vanity of Small Differences’ colourful tapestries at Bath’s Victoria Art Gallery – it seems this has been an exhibition choice that has done very good business.

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Grayson Perry’s exhibition closes on April 10th!

Jon Bennington – Manager of the Victoria Art Gallery- told the Virtual Museum:

“The Vanity of Small Differences exhibition by Grayson Perry has proved to be the most popular show in the Gallery’s 116-year history, attracting over 40,000 visitors since it opened.

But more than the numbers, the cross-generational appeal of the show has been most striking, stretching from juniors to centenarians!”

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The Annunciation of the Virgin by Grayson Perry. 2012 Click on images to enlarge.

The six large and exuberant tapestries explore the British fascination with taste and class.

The following link will take you through to another Virtual Museum ‘room’ full of visuals and more information.

https://virtualmuseumofbath.com/2015/11/16/taste-class-and-grayson-perry/

While you are visiting the Victoria Gallery – don’t miss the display of World War One recruiting posters.

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Part of the WW1 poster exhibition.

Originally displayed in the gallery a century ago – when they were used to urge men to join up – this stunning collection of posters has been unseen for many years.

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Another WW1 recruiting poster.

With their vibrant colours and stirring slogans, they are a reminder of the optimism and patriotism that characterised Britain at the beginning of World War One.

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Examples of World War 1 posters.

This exhibition runs until April 13th and entry is free.

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