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Julie Cope’s Grand Tour Exhibition Catalogue

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Published to accompany a national touring exhibition this catalogue brings together new perspectives on the artistic, geographic and historical contexts of the Essex House Tapestries: The Life of Julie Cope by Grayson Perry (2015) which were acquired for the Crafts Council Collections in 2017*.

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Published to accompany a national touring exhibition this catalogue brings together new perspectives on the artistic, geographic and historical contexts of the Essex House Tapestries: The Life of Julie Cope by Grayson Perry (2015) which were acquired for the Crafts Council Collections in 2017*.

Includes:

  • Foreword by Annie Warburton, Crafts Council Creative Director
  • Introduction by Annabelle Campbell, Crafts Council Head of Exhibitions and Collections
  • Full colour reproductions of the Tapestries
  • Visual Guide to the Tapestries including 10 detailed close-ups with accompanying captions and excerpts from The Ballad of Julie Cope

 

With specially commissioned essays:

  • ‘Wild East’ - an essay on the radical heritage of Essex and its representation in Perry’s work by Joe Hill, Director of Focal Point Gallery and instigator of Radical Essex.
  • ‘A Visual Guide to the Tapestries’ – a visual exploration of the artworks from a cultural and technical perspective by Exhibition Projects Curator, Justine Boussard.
  • ‘The Lady of Essex Faire’ – an essay on the tapestry and ballad traditions by Dr Angela McShane, cultural historian and V&A/Sheffield University research fellow


44pp   A5 paperback with flap         ISBN  978-1-903713-52-5

Design by Julia

 

More information on the Crafts Council Touring Exhibition here

*Acquisition made possible by support from the Art Fund (with a contribution from the Wolfson Foundation), Maylis and James Grand, Victoria Miro, and other private donors.

 

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