UK artist Grayson Perry came face to face with his past at Bath’s Holburne Museum today – and brought along his more feminine side to share the experience.
Yes, it was Claire wandering amongst the 70 exhibits that go on show to the public tomorrow in an exhibition that focuses on Grayson’s early work from 1981 when he was still an art student.
Grayson Perry – The Pre-Therapy Years brings together ceramics from a time when he was exploring his complex identity through his art and expressing an anger which would later be resolved through psychotherapy.
This preview event attracted media from across Europe and l snatched a bit of Grayson’s impromptu ‘press conference’ on my mobile.
Tickets for tonight’s private preview (Thursday, January 23rd) went quickly and there’s many disappointed they didn’t respond in time!
However, the exhibition is open to everyone from ten am tomorrow – Friday, January 24th – and runs until May 25th.
Grayson kept no records of the ceramics he sold during this early period – the exhibition features work through to 1994 – and getting these exhibits together has been quite an achievement for the Holburne’s Director, Dr Chris Stephens.
I asked him where the idea for the exhibition came from.
Check out the Holburne Museum’s website www.holburne.org for more information about this show. It will give you times and the price of admission. Also, times when there is free entry to the collection galleries. Under 18’s get in for free too.