From 4 November 2017 – 4 February 2018 the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool is hosting the exhibition ‘Making Himself Claire: Grayson Perry’s Dresses’. Regular readers of this Blog will know I am a big fan of Grayson Perry and his work. And, Claire is a force of nature.
The Exhibition is displaying ensembles designed by students of Central St Martins for this world-famous, cross-dressing artist as well as outfits designed by Grayson Perry himself.
A friend of mine recently went along and took some photos to share with me as I can’t get to Liverpool to see these fabulous, outrageous creations.
The Exhibition is taking place in the Craft and Design Gallery of the Walker Art Gallery.
There is a perennial question ‘Is it art or is it craft?’ that bothers some folk, but I think we can say that both in his Turner Prize winning work, and, his personal expression as Claire, it is all first rate visual culture with no need for post-medieval boundaries.
Here’s a short video from the Walker Gallery of Grayson discussing the Exhibition.
14 thoughts on “Claire – Outrageously flamboyant”
Oh yes! Must get myself over there and see for myself.
I would have gone, but couldn’t face the 5 hours plus convoluted train journeys to get there. Bit of a wimp!
I’ve just been listening to the 1 o’clock news. You couldn’t have afforded the fare.
Yes a 3.4% rise wasn’t it? And, people wonder why there is such traffic congestion in all our cities. It is all madness!
Gosh, we could grumble for England couldn’t we?
😬 totally 😊
I love the idea of yourself being art (I mean not me personally or you, I mean that a person can do this). I’m so tangled up. Anyway, I applaud the statement and the execution here. I especially love those sheep.
I know what you mean. Part of me would like to be out there as ‘art’, but most of me would be too reserved. An alter ego is appealing as it is separate, but not quite separate enough for me. I am essentially a wimp!
No, I think you just know who are you are. The world needs appreciators as much as performers, and I also think we all have our stage that we are comfortable on.
Ah yes, I like that. Appreciators and performers – will try to remember that.
Outrageous. Love it!!!!
Yes, pretty, darn fabulous isn’t Grayson/Claire – definitely making the world less boring! 😁
I always wonder how it is like to have an alter ago like Grayson Perry’s Claire. It must be liberating and also fun to be someone every now and then. I also like his dresses too!
I would love an alter ego if I was brave enough. I think you have to be full on and present a different, but nevertheless authentic alternative of yourself. I think I am too reserved to carry it off though. Those dresses are something else aren’t they? and so clever!