16 May 2015

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Grayson Perry Launches His New Landmark House for Essex

Grayson Perry has launched his latest project, ‘A House for Essex’ which has created a new landmark for Wrabness, close to the Essex coast.  The building is a daring and provocative collaboration between FAT Architecture and Grayson Perry. The house is an extraordinary work of architecture and art, which provides a setting for a number of specially-commissioned works by the artist […]

27 March 2015

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Grayson Perry Appointed As Royal Academy Trustee of the British Museum

The Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry CBE RA has been appointed as the Royal Academy’s nomination to the British Museum Board of Trustees. Grayson will replace outgoing Trustee, sculptor Sir Antony Gormley who is stepping down on 1 April 2015, as his term of office as the Royal Academy of Arts nominee has come to an end after […]

17 March 2015

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Grayson Perry Attracts Record Visitors At National Portrait Gallery Exhibition

Artist Grayson Perry’s exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery has attracted record visitors. A quarter of a million people came to see new works in a free display. In total, 850,000 visitors to the National Portrait Gallery are thought to have seen at least one new work by the artist as part of a gallery-wide […]

2 March 2015

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Grayson Perry Conceptual Holiday Home Causes Traffic Jams In Rural Essex

An Essex house designed by the Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry has proved so popular with fans that it is causing traffic jams in the area. The conceptual art house was built for a television series ‘Grayson’s Great Design’. The project followed a year-long building task involving time, budget and aesthetics. Perry, who derived […]

18 February 2015

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Johnnie Shand Kydd Exhibits Photographs Of Tracey Emin’s And Grayson Perry’s YBA Greek Holidays

Every year for the past 18 years English photographer Johnnie Shand Kydd has photographed the art scene as they holiday on the Greek island of Hydra each summer, photographing artists, curators and writers who have been invited to vacation at the British art collector Pauline Karpidas’ holiday home on the Greek island of Hydra. The […]

16 January 2015

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Duchess of Cambridge Meets Grayson Perry In The Art Room

The Duchess of Cambridge and the Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry visited the newly-launched Clore Art Room at Barlby School in Ladbroke Grove yesterday. As Royal Patrons to the charity, the visit marks the official naming of this, the ninth Art Room and celebrate the partnership with the Clore Duffield Foundation whose generous support […]

28 October 2014

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Art Room Launches New Ladbroke Grove Studio With Patron Grayson Perry

The Art Room has celebrated the opening of their 9th Art studio at Barlby Primary School in Ladboke Grove, West London. A special reception for supporters including the charity’s Patron, Grayson Perry and Dame Vivien Duffield. Together, Grayson and Dame Vivien met students of Barlby Primary School and Oxford Gardens Primary School and enjoyed time […]

27 October 2014

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Turner Contemporary 2015 Programme To Include Grayson Perry Exhibition

Turner Contemporary has welcomed more than 1.3 million visitors, in just three and a half years.  For 2015, the gallery has announced an ambitious programme that is set to draw diverse audiences to Margate, and highlight the gallery’s position as one of the leading arts organisations in the UK. The 2015  programme adds to Turner […]

22 October 2014

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Grayson Perry: Unveils First Episode of Latest Channel 4 Portrait Series

Grayson Perry has unveiled a thought provoking new documentary series, which aired its first episode tonight. It follows four British subjects while the artist executes a portrait in different mediums of each of the sitters. The first portrait was of the disgraced Lib-Dem MP Chris Hume which consisted of a smashed green pot. Perry felt […]

15 September 2014

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Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry Exhibit For Maserati

‘Iconic’ British artists including Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry and Patrick Hughes have marked the opening of the new Maserati Marshall Motor Group showroom in Peterborough with an exhibition of exclusive art works. Invited guests were given the opportunity to see the exhibition of British masterpieces at a champagne reception at the brand new […]

22 August 2014

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Grayson Perry Leeds Exhibition Slammed By Disabled Artists As Inaccessible

The Grayson Perry tapestry exhibition, which is scheduled to open in Leeds, at Temple Newsam House, on Saturday, is under attack from eight disabled artists, who claim that the exhibition is inaccessible to disabled visitors. The artists have now organised an alternative exhibition by staging their own. The new exhibition titled, ‘The Reality of Small […]

8 August 2014

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Grayson Perry Unveils His Essex Holiday Home In New Television Series

Images of the Essex holiday home designed by the Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry have been released by channel 4. The scaffolding has been removed revealing a fairytale exterior, in what Perry describes as a “secular chapel” located in Wrabness. The house is featured in a new series ‘Grayson’s Great Design’ which is released […]

22 July 2014

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Grayson Perry Asks Who Are You In New NPG Portrait Exhibition

Grayson Perry is presenting a new exhibition of portraits titled ‘Who Are You?’ (25 October 2014-15 March 2015) at the National Portrait Gallery. The14 portraits of individuals, families and groups will be placed within the Gallery’s nineteenth and twentieth-century Collection displays, including a self portrait and a major new tapestry. Politician Chris Huhne, a young female-to-male […]

17 July 2014

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Art Everywhere Launches With The Grayson and Antony Show

Artists Antony Gormley and Grayson Perry, Art Fund director Stephen Reuchen and Innocent drinks co-founder Richard  Reed were all gathered at Waterloo station yesterday morning to celebrate the launch of Art Everywhere 2014. First launched in 2013, this edition is bigger and better, the project will last six weeks. Mounted all over the UK, displaying […]

30 March 2014

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Grayson Perry Presented Prestigious Critics’ Circle Award For His Reith Lectures

The annual award for services to the arts will was presented to Grayson Perry at a ceremony on Friday (28 March). He is the first visual artist to receive the award, which was set up in 1988 and is voted for by the entire membership of the Circle – each of the five sections, Drama, […]

29 January 2014

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Grayson Perry and Spencer Tunick Among Winners Of Museums At Night Connect10 Competition

Culture24 has announced the winners of the Museums at Night Connect10 competition, which has seen museums and galleries all over the UK battling it out to win one of ten leading contemporary artists for their venue during the Museums at Night festival 2014, the annual night-time festival of arts, heritage and culture which will take […]

25 January 2014

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Grayson Perry Collects His CBE From Prince Charles At Buckingham Palace

Grayson Perry, the Turner Prize winning artist has collected his CBE from Prince Charles in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Dressing as his alter-ego character Claire, Grayson wore a ‘Mother of the Bride’ midnight blue dress and jacket, heels, and an over-the-top Camilla style black hat complete with ostrich feathers. The Queen’s official spokesman commented; […]

23 January 2014

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Top Authors Create Pen Portraits For National Portrait Gallery Fundraiser

Marina Warner, Hilary Mantel, Esther Freud, Joanna Trollope, Sir David Hare, Sir Michael Holroyd and Dame Jacqueline Wilson are among those who have created hand-written Pen Portraits for the Gala.Inspired by portraits in the Gallery’s Collection, Pen Portraits, offered at £500, have also been written by Ben Okri, Sir Max Hastings, A S Byatt, Amanda […]

9 July 2013

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Turner Prize Artist Grayson Perry To Present This Year’s Reith Lectures

The Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry has been selected as this year’s Reith Lecturer. He will present a series of four lectures, entitled ‘Grayson Perry: Playing to the Gallery’, Grayson will explore the role and place of art in the global, digital landscape of the 21st Century. All four of the lectures will be […]

15 June 2013

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Kapoor, Perry and Serota Honoured In Queen’s Birthday List

Anish Kapoor, the 59 year old, Indian-born British sculptor has been Knighted in the Queen’s birthday honours list. Kapoor said; “I am honoured and humbled to receive this honour and I want to take this opportunity to thank all the people who have helped me during my career. “I would like to thank them all […]

12 May 2013

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Grayson Perry Wins Bafta Award For TV Documentary On Taste

Grayson Perry, the Turner Prize winning artist has won the ‘Specialist Factual’ Bafta Award for his 2012 documentary on British taste. He came up to the stage, dressed as his alter ego Claire, to accept the award in a grey satin full length, Gatsby style dress, with matching shoulder-length gloves. He thanked the British public […]

30 November 2012

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Grayson Perry Tapestries Gifted Jointly To Arts And British Council

The Arts Council Collection and British Council, announced today (30 November) the joint acquisition of Grayson Perry’s The Vanity of Small Differences, a series of six tapestries Perry created this year alongside the Channel 4 series ‘All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry’, his exploration of British taste. This major work, gifted to […]

18 November 2012

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Damien Hirst Portrait Of The Artist As An Ink Jet Print

Damien Hirst has sat for a rare portrait, by an emerging artist, in London. The ‘shark’ artist agreed to pose for a painting by the British artist Jonathan Yeo. The preliminary sketch is on exhibition in the form of a hand painted ink-jet print, at his latest show titled ‘Some People’ at the Eleven Fine […]

2 October 2012

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Grayson Perry Designs Fairytale Cottage For Essex Countryside

The Turner Prize winning Artist Grayson Perry has announced a partnership with Living Architecture to create a unique new house in the north Essex countryside. The house, near Wrabness on the North Essex coast, is both an artwork in itself and the setting for a number of works by Grayson Perry exploring the special character […]

25 September 2012

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Kate Middleton Topless In New Grayson Perry RA Portrait

Has the Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry Created the first nude painting, showing a topless Kate Middleton? It was reported in the highly respected Guardian online today, that the Duchess of Cambridge is one of the subjects portrayed in a new work of art, to be included in a Sotheby’s auction fund raiser, in […]

14 May 2012

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Essex Locals Snub Grayson Perry Plans For Radical New Gallery

Locals are up in arms about Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry’s plans for a holiday home and gallery space in the Essex village of Wrabness The designs would transform a derelict farmhouse on Simpsons Farm, overlooking the River Stour, with such eccentric features as statues on the roof and triangular ceramic tiles. The building was […]

3 April 2012

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Damien Hirst Beats Beatles In Peter Blake Album Redesign

Artists Dominate Peter Blakes Redesign Of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Album Sleeve The album cover for the Beatles’ album ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ is one pop culture’s most iconic images. It was co-designed by Sir Peter Blake in 1967; and now, in celebration of his 80th birthday, Blake has created an […]

27 February 2012

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Top British Artists Donate To 2012 Shelter Auction

UP My Street offers Chapman Bros, Antony Gormley, Patrick Hughes and Grayson Perry

19 December 2011

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Grayson Perry Gingerbread House Unveiled

Shrine to the unknown Teddy Bear constructed in London Last holiday season we were in awe of a scaled gingerbread model of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water House, complete with an icy river. It was created by Melodie and Brenton using 12 feet of gingerbread dough and 40 sleeves of large Smarties. But this year’s […]

14 December 2011

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Best London Art Exhibitions Of The Year

2011 has been a spectacular year for art exhibitions: here are ArtLyst’s Top 11 (top 10’s are so passé) in alphabetical order: 1) Tracey Emin: Love is What You Want @ Hayward Gallery This major survey of the work of one of the Britains best known names in Contemporary art was bold, well executed and daring. […]

8 December 2011

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Grayson Perry On Taste Turns Tide Against Arts Cuts

Channel 4’s ‘Grayson Perry On Taste’ signals new spate of arts commissions from artists like Banksy, George Shaw, Hilary Lloyd, and David Shrigley Channel 4 has commissioned Turner Prize-winner Grayson Perry to present a 3-part documentary series exploring the relationship between taste and class in Britain. Grayson Perry on Taste will see the artist journeying […]

27 November 2011

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RCA Secret Postcards Worth £130,000 Unveiled

Emin, Kapoor and Ono most sought after prize in RCA treasure hunt Art enthusiasts  who cued, purchased and then waited for the identity unveiling of over 3000 original postcards, discovered whether they had snagged a valuable A- lister-masterpiece by the likes of  Grayson Perry, Tracey Emin or Anish Kapoor on Saturday. This was all revealed […]