Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years19 September -30 January 2022
Tickets: £12/£11 concessions
FREE for Members and UEA/NUA Student Members* (plus £1.50 booking fee for non-members)
50% off for under 18's, full-time students & Art Fund Members
Tickets must be pre-booked before arrival with a specific time slot
★★★★ The Telegraph ★★★★ BBC Arts
Grayson Perry’s groundbreaking ‘lost’ pots have been reunited for the first time to focus on the formative years of one of Britain’s most recognisable artists. Often challenging and explicit, these works reveal the early development of Perry’s distinctive voice that has established him as a compelling commentator on contemporary society.
Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years is the first exhibition to survey Perry’s earliest forays into the art world, introducing the explosive and creative works he made between 1982 and 1994. In these, he addresses the themes of gender, identity, fetishism, his home county of Essex, and the vagaries of the art world – all of which are integral to Perry’s practice today.
Displaying the pots, plates and sculptures that first made Perry’s name, this exhibition shines a light on the potential of pottery to address radical issues and human stories.
The exhibition contains sexually explicit content and provocative symbolism that some visitors may find challenging. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
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Image Credit: Grayson Perry, Cocktail Party, 1989 Collection of the artist © Grayson Perry. Images courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro.
Quote taken from interview with Grayson Perry.
Exhibition organised by
“This show has been such a joy to put together and to see these early works again, many of which I have not seen since the 80s.”