Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences

  • 29 Jun - 25 Sep 22
  • Salisbury Cathedral, The Close, SP1 2EF
  • During Cathedral opening hours

An exhibition by the celebrated contemporary artist, Grayson Perry, is to open at Salisbury Cathedral.

The Vanity of Small Differences will showcase six huge tapestries that explore class mobility.

Each piece is 2m by 4m and has been inspired by William Hogarth’s The Rake’s Progress, a series of paintings that chart stages in the 'class journey' through the rise and fall of a man from working-class obscurity to greatness – and then back again.

The tapestries also include many of the characters, incidents and objects Grayson Perry encountered on journeys through Sunderland, Tunbridge Wells and The Cotswolds when filming a series for Channel 4 called 'All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry'.

This is the first time the pieces will have been seen in an ecclesiastical setting.

No additional booking required, the exhibition is included in standard Cathedral entry. Find more information on the Salisbury Cathedral website here.

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