Grayson Perry Spotlight Loan

21 September – 6 January 2019

Turner prize winner Grayson Perry established his career in the field of ceramics, taking classical sculptural forms and portraying universally human subjects on their surface.

This small display of ceramics is the first time Royal Academician Perry’s work has been exhibited at Blackwell. It is a fantastic opportunity to see these pieces in the context of an Arts & Crafts home.

Perry’s work confronts and depicts issues surrounding gender, identity, social status, religion and sexuality, while telling stories of individuals and literary heroes intrinsically linked to British identity.

This Spotlight display proceeds a Grayson Perry exhibition at Abbot Hall Art Gallery. From 9 November – 17 February 2019 you can also visit Julie Cope’s Grand Tour: The Story of a Life by Grayson Perry at Abbot Hall in Kendal.


Caption: Grayson Perry, Melanie, 2014. Courtesy of York Museums Trust (York Art Gallery) © York Museums Trust/Grayson Perry.


Further information
  • Opening Times from 1 November 2017 – 28 February 2018 – House: 10.30am – 4pm; Tea Room: 10am – 4pm. From 1 March – 31 October 2018 – House: 10.30am – 5pm; Tea Room: 10am – 5pm
  • Adult £8.80 (without donation £8.00); Friends, Patrons & Benefactors FREE; Free admission for young people up to the age of 16 and full-time students over; National Art Pass 50% discount
  • Location Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3J
  • Getting there by car From the south: Exit the M6 at junction 36 and follow signs for the South Lakes and Windermere. At the roundabout take the first left following signs for Crook and Bowness-on-Windermere on the B5284. After 6 miles arrive at a T-junction, turn left on to the A5074 (Lyth Valley Road). Turn right where the road forks onto the B5360.  Follow the drive to Blackwell’s car park. From the north: Exit the M6 at junction 40 and follow signs for Keswick (A66) and Windermere (A591) via Grasmere and Ambleside. Once in Windermere follow signs for Bowness-on-Windermere. Once in Bowness-on-Windermere follow the road to Blackwell which is situated just off the A5074 (Lyth Valley Road) and turn right where the road forks onto the B5360. Follow the drive to Blackwell’s car park. By train: Oxenholme is the nearest main-line railway station, a connecting train will bring you into Windermere (three miles from Blackwell). Buses run to Bowness-on-Windermere, 1½ miles north of Blackwell. Alternatively taxis are available from Windermere Station to Blackwell
  • For more information please call 015394 46139