The Connect10 vote: Grayson Perry heads to Yorkshire Museum for Museums at Night

| 14 January 2014

The Connect10 vote to see where Grayson Perry appears for Museums at Night has has been won by York Museums Trust

a photo of Grayson Perry as Claire
Grayson Perry Portrait, 2010© Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London © Grayson Perry

Yorkshire Museum and Gardens is the lucky venue that will be hosting an evening event of art and pottery on the evening of Thursday May 15
with Grayson Perry.

The Yorkshire Museum and Gardens in York will be inviting Alan Measles (and Grayson Perry) to meet the bears in the collection, including toys from the Castle Museum and ceramics from the Art Gallery, for a game of hide-and-seek. There will be an Alan Measles' welcoming speech, storytelling, stargazing and making bears out of old socks.

Winner of the 2003 Turner Prize, Grayson Perry CBE uses the seductive qualities of ceramics and other art forms to make stealthy comments about societal injustices and hypocrisies, and to explore a variety of historical and contemporary themes.

Perry is a great chronicler of contemporary life, drawing us in with affecting sentiment and nostalgia as well as fear and anger. His work has strong autobiographical references - to the artist's childhood, his family and his transvestite alter ego Claire.

Earlier this year, Grayson was the first practicing artist to be invited by the BBC to give the Reith Lectures. For Museums at Night, Grayson Perry will be lending himself to Yorkshire Museum and Gardens “for them to do with him as they see fit.”

Read Grayson Perry's profile on the Victoria Miro website

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