Chelmsford-born Turner Prize-winning acclaimed cross-dressing artist Grayson Perry CBE is as well known for his colourful pottery and tapestries as he is for his books, TV shows and social commentary. Using all these different media, he explores everything from identity and sexuality to religion, social status and what it means to be human.
Grayson Perry, white, male, heterosexual, able bodied, English, southerner, baby boomer and member of the establishment takes a mischievous look at the nature of identity in his new show, A Show All About You, that will make you laugh, shudder, and reassess who you really are. What makes you, you?
Is there a part deep inside of you that no one understands? Have you found your tribe or are you a unique human being? Or is it more complicated than that? In the last few decades a combination of individualism, the internet and the culture war has, for many of us, brought our feelings about our own and other people’s identity to the fore.