- a brand new three part series about portraiture and identity called Who Are You? and
- a one off programme Grayson's Great Design
- his first Channel 4 series All In the Best Possible Taste (Channel 4, 2012) which won a BAFTA for his exploration taste and class
- The Vanity of Small Differences - his series of tapestries produced as a result of the Channel 4 series. Perry and his gallery gifted this major work to the Arts Council Collection and the British Council. It is currently touring the UK supported by Channl 4. the Art Fund and others. Remaining dates are:
- Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (14 February – 11 May 2014)
- Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool (23 May – 10 August 2014)
- Leeds City Art Gallery (late August – October 2014).
- Also available as an iPhone/iPad app which I highly recommend for those unable to get to see the tapestries.
- Perry's 2013 Reith Lectures - still available as a podcast (links to MP3 recordings below) - and well worth downloading for posterity - even thought the BBC has determined they will be available indefinitely! They related to:
- Democracy Has Bad Taste - the process of assessing quality in contemporary art. Perry argues that there is no empirical way to judge quality in art. (see my blog post review in link at end)
- Beating the Bounds - Can anything be considered as art?
- Nice Rebellion, Welcome In! - Can art still shock us or have we seen it all before?
- I Found Myself In The Art World - Perry discusses his life in the art world and assesses the role of the artist in society.
Who are you? - the new Grayson Perry Series
Three hour long films film Grayson Perry meeting people and then producing their portraits.
The people have been chosen because they are facing "a moment in their lives when they need to define who they are". The challenge for Grayson Perry is to distil his encounter with them and the impressions he gained into a portrait.
The portraits range from miniatures, to large tapestries, statues and ceramic pots - which was the medium he first became known for. I'm sure they will all include a few well chosen words from Mr Perry! (see the above image for an example of how he works).
All of the works will then be shown in an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery - alongside portraits in the permanent collection. This is being timed to accompany the transmission and since Channel 4 says later this year and the NPG has its exhibitions up to October already listed - I'm going to take a guess and say it'll be an exhibition opening in November which will turn into a mini-blockbuster over the Christmas holiday period!
A complete range of contemporary human life - not previously covered in the "Vanities" - are his sitters for a portrait. They include: