Grayson Perry – the transvestite potter

It’s always good to feed the personal art muse and recently I visited the Grayson Perry exhibition ‘My Pretty Little Art Career’ at the MCA Sydney. I didn’t know what to expect. And was intrigued. He has an extensive art practice. Pottery, textiles, etchings, drawings, sculptures and tapestries. Huge tapestries that tell a morality tale.

Entry at MCA Sydney for Grayson Perry exhibition My Pretty Little Art Career
Entry at MCA Sydney for Grayson Perry exhibition My Pretty Little Art Career
Detail of a tapestry
Detail of a tapestry
Detail of a tapestry with a modern feel
Detail of a tapestry with a modern feel
The Rosetta Vase
The Rosetta Vase
Detail of work on the Rosetta vase
Detail of work on the Rosetta vase
Head of a Fallen Giant in cast bronze
Head of a Fallen Giant in cast bronze
Detail of a vase with photo of Claire Grayson alter ego
Detail of a vase with photo of Claire Grayson alter ego
Detail of the etching Map of an Englishman
Detail of the etching Map of an Englishman
Two of the tapestries that make up The Vanities of Small Differences
Two of the tapestries that make up The Vanities of Small Differences
Detail of the etching Map of an Englishman
Detail of the etching Map of an Englishman

And his art serves as a point of commentary for him on art, life and it’s values. I had a great time looking at the work, then returning to see more and read more within the work. This is an exhibition worth visiting.