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Autumn Programme: including Grayson Perry Exhibition at Grundy Art Gallery
December 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 15, 2018
The Autumn Programme is underway, including the Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry Exhibition at Grundy Art Gallery. Plus an exhibition from the Illuminations archives, and Northern Lights, by Chris Paul Daniels.
Grayson Perry Exhibition at Grundy Art Gallery – The Vanity of Small Differences
Friday 28 September – Saturday 15 December 2018
Grundy Art Gallery Blackpool is delighted to announce that it will be exhibiting ‘The Vanity of Small Differences‘ a suite of six large-scale tapestries by Turner Prize winning artist, Grayson Perry.
After over four years touring the world, Blackpool now gets its opportunity to host this exciting Arts Council Collection touring exhibition. As the last venue of an extensive tour, Grundy Art Gallery provides the final opportunity to see it in its current form.
In The Vanity of Small Differences, Grayson Perry explores his fascination with taste and the visual story it tells of our interior lives. Inspired by William Hogarth’s moral tale, A Rake’s Progress, the tapestries are composed of characters, incidents and objects Perry encountered while gathering inspiration for the television series, ‘All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry’ which first aired on Channel 4 in June 2012.
By Chris Paul Daniels at Grundy Art Gallery
With original music by Graham Massey, Northern Lights is a new work by Manchester based artist and film-maker, Chris Paul Daniels.
Co-commissioned by Grundy Art Gallery and ICA Art and Screen Network, this film was shot on location at Lightworks, the Blackpool Illuminations Depot. It makes its UK gallery debut at Grundy Art Gallery after recent screenings at Winnipeg Underground Film Festival and MAXXI in Rome.
Northern Lights sees ‘visitor from another place’ interrogate the traditions and artefacts of the Blackpool Illuminations, the annual light festival first established in 1879.
TALK: Chris Paul Daniels will be giving an Artist’s Talk and Q&A on Saturday 27 October from 2 – 4pm. He will be joined by musician, Graham Massey. The event is free but booking is essential; to book call (01253) 478170 – and please mention that you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!
IMAGE: Chris Paul Daniels Northern Lights, 2018 (still) © the artist. Co-Commissioned by Grundy Art Gallery and ICA as part of the Art and Screen network. Originated from a residency at Lightworks – the Blackpool Illuminations Depot with Light Up the North Network.
Better and More than Ever Before
Blackpool Illuminations Archive Exhibition at Grundy Art Gallery
Taking its title from a 1929 Blackpool Illuminations marketing poster, this exhibition brings together a selection of objects, images and posters that celebrate the rich history and enduring appeal of the Blackpool Illuminations.
TALK: Tony Sharkey will be giving a talk on the History of the Blackpool Illuminations on Saturday 6 October from 2 – 4pm. The event is free but booking is essential; to book call (01253) 478170.
Opening Times at Grundy Art Gallery
Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, closed Sundays and Mondays (and Bank Holidays)
Last admission is at 4.40pm
This event is not organised by Visit Fylde Coast. Please contact the event organisers for more details. All information correct at time of publication.
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