This summer Turner Contemporary presents Provincial Punk, a focussed survey exhibition rooted in the development of Grayson Perry‘s practice in the early-1980s and the idea of Provincial Punk‘ as an anti-elitist and teasingly unfashionable spirit of creativity that has consistently driven his practice. Provincial Punk explores Perry‘s uniquely subversive practice, from a young artist forging his own artistic language in 190‘s Britain to his status today as one of the most prominent and incisive commentators on contemporary society and culture. More than 50 works from 1981 until 2014 will be presented, including ceramics, tapestries, drawings, prints and films. ‘I was a punk in the provincial sense. I was there in my bedroom with an old school shirt stencilling the word hate‘ onto it, looking out onto the lush turf of the north Essex countryside. Then, when I came

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