A very special artwork was created especially for Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small by students from the University of Creative Arts. The project offered people the opportunity to showcase their work alongside one of the most important contemporary artist of our time. 

Local people were given the opportunity to respond to the key social and cultural ideas referenced in Grayson’s tapestries; they contributed their stories, thoughts and memories of Canterbury to create a snapshot of one day in the City. Using a variety of media including printing, drawing, photography and digital media, Students worked with public participants to develop a large scale visual mural over the course of two days.

We would like to say a massive thank you to all the talented students and staff from UCA Canterbury for their creativity and curatorial skills. Don’t miss this fantastic piece when you visit the exhibition this autumn.

And if you took part in these sessions – Canterbury Tales…In progress – then do come along and see if you can spot your contribution!

Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences

Saturday 8 October to Sunday 4 December

Special Exhibitions Room, The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge

18 High Street, Canterbury