Wednesday, 23 August 2017

WOYWW a different take

Not desk from me this week as I have been away, but hopefully Julia won't mind that I have linked up to my latest post about the Grayson Perry exhibition as it covers weaving, appliqué and many other mediums.

Whilst we were in London recently we went to the Serpentine Gallery for the free Grayson Perry exhibition titled "The most Popular Art Exhibition Ever".

There was a collection ceramics, digital tapestry, mixed media and much more.

As I live in Bristol I particularly like this little "Banksy" rat hidden at the base of one of his large ceramic pots.

The exhibition was very political and fitting considering everything that is going on at the moment in our politics in the UK and USA.

 His ceramic pots are quite large and have so much imagery on them that we were all slowly walking round them so we could see each and every piece.

His digital tapestry's were very cutting edge and each had a statement

from the decline of the working class

 to a modern take on the battle of Britain.

 Some pieces (this was called "Our Mother") stopped you in your tracks as you took in everything and stood in silence as you considered the message

Other pieces took a while to read through each of the statement.  My favourite was this red tapestry mapping out everything that is wrong with the modern cities and the segregation of society and class between the 'have' and 'have not'.

He also had some appliqué pieces

As well as his bicycle (and motorbike, not pictured as I had seen it at a previous exhibition)

 as well as several assemblage pieces 

and even a skateboard deck!

A great exhibition and a nice companion piece to the Chris Ofili hand woven tapestry exhibition we also visited during our stay (on my previous blog post).



  1. Morning Kyla. Golly - you must have been there for HOURS! So much to see, and so much to look at in each piece.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #3

  2. Hi Kyla, I was just thinking the same as Margaret- you must have needed hours to see it all. Looks very absorbing. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #7 XxX

  3. All looks fantastic it would take a while to absorb it all... so much to see ... have a happy week ahead... May #15

  4. What a fabulous exhibition; amazing thought provoking pieces. Happy WOYWW Sarah #18

  5. the exhibition looks fab - I went past it a few weeks ago but the queue was very long and I didn't know anything about what I might have found - shame I didn't stay on impulse (but in my defence I had been walking already for hours!) Helen #4

  6. Hi Kyla, that looks an amazing exhibition. Have a lovely week, Heather #6

  7. Hi Kyla, interesting art work bet you enjoyed that visit. Have a great woyww, Angela x12x

  8. Wow - this guy is TALENTED!! What an incredible display of art - you must have felt so lucky to have seen it all in person! Have a great week, and thanks for sharing! Lindart #33

  9. Thanks so much for sharing all these art pictures! I love looking at modern art and this was inspiring to look at :) Have a wonderful weekend! xo Cheetarah WOYWW #34


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