Event details

  • Sat 8 October 2016 to Sun 4 December 2016
  • All day
  • Pay What You Can
  • The Beaney, 18 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA
  • 01227 862162
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The Vanity of Small Differences is a series of six large scale tapestries by Grayson Perry, created alongside the BAFTA award-winning Channel 4 series,  All in the Best Possible Taste. The series follows Perry as he embarks ‘on a safari amongst the taste tribes of Britain’ to gain inspiration for his work. Perry said: “Of all the pieces I have made this was the one I conceived from the outset as a public artwork. I hope that wherever it goes it not only delights the eyes but also sparks debate about class, taste and British Society”

The exhibition will be accompanied by a special programme of associated events and activities for all ages. The UK tour of the tapestries is supported by the Art Fund and the Sfumato Foundation.

Exhibition Kindly Sponsored by The Canterbury Auction Galleries


The Vanity of Small Differences is jointly owned by the Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre London and British Council Collection.  Gift of the artist and Victoria Miro Gallery with the support of Channel 4 Television, The Art Fund and Sfumato Foundation with additional support from AlixPartners.
The exhibition has been supported with loans from the Arts Council Collection.
The UK tour of the tapestries is supported by the Art Fund and the Sfumato Foundation.

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Image: The Adoration of the Cage Fighters, 2012

*Calling all Teachers – Book your Grayson Perry Workshops for October now*

We are offering workshops to coincide with our upcoming Special Exhibition, Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences, for KS1-5 schools groups.

Using the tapestries on display in our temporary exhibition schools groups can investigate their identity, location and links with the world. Tied to the PSHE, Art and Art History curriculum, this is a great opportunity to engage with this fascinating and important contemporary artist, which inspires questions and debate at all ages.

Workshops will be available from Saturday 8 October to Sunday 4 December.

Visit our Schools page here for more information