Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years

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 scva@uea.ac.uk for information.

Exhibition organised by The Holburne Museum
Tickets: £12 or FREE for Members and UEA/NUA Student Members
Concessions available
50% off for under 18's, full-time students & Art Fund Members
Tickets must be pre-booked before arrival with a specific time slot
Sainsbury Centre University of East Anglia Norfolk Road NR4 7TJ
Tue 26 Oct to Sun 31 Oct, Tue 2 Nov to Sun 7 Nov, Tue 9 Nov to Sun 14 Nov, Tue 16 Nov, Wed 17 Nov
Contact telephone: 01603 593199 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
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