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Pots and Frocks: The World of Grayson Perry, Britain’s Favourite Transvestite Ian Swankie Thursday 09 November 2017

Widely known for his appearances dressed as his feminine alter ego, Claire, Grayson Perry RA is now a core part of the art establishment. Ten years after winning the Turner Prize he gave the brilliant BBC Reith Lectures in 2013. His works of ceramics, textiles and prints are highly sought after. Often controversial, he is able to tackle difficult subjects in a poignant yet witty way. This talk will examine Grayson Perry’s works and his exciting and thought-provoking exhibitions, and we will look at the character inside the flamboyant frocks.

A Londoner with a passion for art and architecture, Ian Swankie  is an official guide at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Guildhall Art Gallery and St Paul's Cathedral, and gives regular tours at each venue.