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  • Installation image, Provincial Punk, Grayson Perry. Photo: Stephen White

Provincial Punk

Grayson Perry at Margate’s Turner Contemporary

Provincial Punk is a survey of Perry’s work from the early 1980s to the present day with plenty of ceramics – including Mad Kid's Bedroom Wall Pot from the Crafts Council Collection – but also film, tapestry and other media. The focus of the show is on the artist’s role as agitator and chronicler of contemporary life. ‘The idea of Provincial Punk is an oxymoron but it encapsulates creatively some sort of spirit in my work that still goes on to this day,’ Perry explains. ‘It is a very creative force, a willingness to turn things over, to not accept the fashion and to have a bit of fun. It is a kind of teasing rebellion; it is not a violent revolution.’

Provincial Punk is at Margate’s Turner Contemporary, 23 May to 13 September.


Grayson Perry, Head of a Fallen Giant, 2008. Images courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London © Grayson Perry