Grayson Perry exhibition to open in Leeds

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THE ANCIENT art of tapestry weaving – with a very modern twist – will be on display in Leeds from tomorrow thanks to a Turner-prize winning artist.

Grayson Perry’s exhibition The Vanity of Small Differences will be displayed at Temple Newsam until December 7, and a series of events have been planned at the stately home to coincide with the show.

Perry – who is well known for cross dressing and for working his alter-ego ‘Claire’ into his work – won the Turner prize in 2003.

The schedule of activities at Temple Newsam includes informal talks and tours and the chance to have a go at weaving and tapestry making.

Entrance to the exhibition is free with normal admission to the house. A special service on the Number 10 bus will be running from Leeds City Centre direct to Temple Newsam House during the exhibition.

Five of the six tapestries on display are accessible by stairs and a stair climber is available for wheelchair users or people with limited mobility. For more information visit www.leeds.gov.uk/templenewsam or call 0113 3367460.

- Disabled artists organised an exhibition to coincide with the opening of the Grayson Perry show in protest over access issues for the event.

‘The Reality of Small Differences’ will be shown at Union 105, in Chapeltown, and at Inkwell Arts, in Chapel Allerton, from tomorrow.

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