Project Description

Pots & Frocks – The World of Grayson Perry

  • Monday 9 May 2022 at 16:30

  • Venue: Salon Varietés Theatre, Fuengirola

  • Lecturer: Ian Swankie

  • Members: No charge (included in Membership Fees)
    Non-Members: 10 Euros Pay at Door
    Members from other ‘The Arts Society: 8 Euros Pay at Door

  • Our Patron: To be confirmed

Best known for his outlandish appearances dressed as his feminine alter ego, Claire, Grayson Perry is now a core part of the art establishment, a Turner Prize winner, Royal Academician, popular broadcaster and colourful character. He’s possibly one of the world’s best-known contemporary artists. His works of ceramics, textiles, tapestries and prints are highly sought after. Often controversial, he tackles difficult subjects in a poignant yet witty way and holds a mirror up to society. This talk will examine Grayson Perry’s work, his exciting and thought-provoking exhibitions, and the unique character inside the flamboyant frocks.

About the Lecturer

Ian Swankie, a Londoner with a passion for art and architecture, is an official guide at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Guildhall Art Gallery and St Paul’s Cathedral, and gives tours around each venue. He is also a qualified and active freelance London guide and leads regular tours for various corporations and organisations. Since 2012 he has led a popular weekly independent art lecture group in his home town of Richmond in West London. He is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Art Scholars, one of the City livery companies.