Grayson Perry exhibition launches with activities and workshops for all

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To celebrate the opening of Grayson Perry’s exhibition, ‘The Vanity of Small Differences’, at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, the gallery is having a special Sunday opening on Sunday 8 July and a Summer Funday on Saturday 14 July.

Turner Prize winning artist, Grayson Perry, is best known for his bold and colourful art. This exhibition from the world-renowned artist will open at the Scunthorpe gallery at 10am on Saturday 7 July.

Perry’s work, The Vanity of Small Differences, explores our fascination with taste and class through six large colourful tapestries. The exhibition will fill the Nave of the former St John’s Church at 20-21 and will run until 8 September.

To mark the opening weekend, 20-21 will open from 11am to 4pm on Sunday 8 July with craft activities and workshops for the whole family to enjoy.

As part of the special Sunday opening, comic artist Kev F Sutherland, a writer and artist for The Beano, Marvel, Doctor Who, will be hosting a workshop for people to learn about making comic strips and manga, producing their own comic as a group and even have a caricature to take home.

Suitable for children over seven, the workshop will take place from 11am to 1pm or 2pm to 4pm and costs £2 per person.

Visitors can also try their hand at the treasure hunt from Frolicked Puppet Theatre. The hunt will take you through the gallery and Church Square to tell a story with interactive performances and games along the way.

This hunt will continue on Saturday 21 July at North Lincolnshire Museum, with the final part of the treasure hunt taking place at a secret location which participants will find out as they take part in earlier hunts.

On Saturday 14 July, come along to our Summer Funday between 10am and 4pm and get stuck in with free craft ‘ARTivities’ throughout the day, including badge-making, a clay workshop and make your own poodle, football shirt or flowers based on Perry’s exhibition.

Cllr Elaine Marper, cabinet member responsible for 20-21 Visual Arts Centre on North Lincolnshire Council, said: “Once again, our North Lincolnshire gallery is punching above its weight in the art world. This is the second exhibition from a Turner Prize winner to come to Scunthorpe, after Antony Gormley’s Field for the British Isles wowed crowds at 20-21 in 2015.

“Now the opening weekend is finally upon us, it is a chance for everyone to see this fantastic work in Scunthorpe, and for all the family to enjoy a weekend of fun with activities and workshops to get involved in.”