Acclaimed lecturer and London guide, Ian Swankie, has taken his talk on the celebrated British artist Grayson Perry, to Art Societies across Australia. On the 8th November, he brought it to the Arts Society Portsdown where members were entertained to a hugely stimulating, informative and superbly illustrated lecture on the Essex boy who is now a freeman of the City of London and a national treasure.
The lecture, entitled Pots & Frocks, focussed on a man whose alter-ego, Clare, loves to wear women’s clothes and whose flamboyant talents range from unique pots to stunning tapestries and even to architecture with his amazing ‘House for Essex’.
The Portsmouth area can take some special pride in Perry’s success as he studied art at Portsmouth polytechnic in the early 80s. Now, Perry gives generously of his time to help young artists despite a demanding work schedule and his high public profile. www.thgeartssocietyportsdown.org.uk firstname.lastname@example.org