The Reith Lectures have been running since 1948 and this year sees the first visual artist delivering a series of four lectures. Grayson Perry’s Reith Lectures will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4, beginning on 15th October at 9am. You can catch up on iplayer if you miss it.
I had a lovely afternoon working in the studio on my own art while I was listening to this lecture. I enjoyed it, but you can make up your own mind by clicking on Grayson Perry here. He’s certainly an interesting character and I had the pleasure of going to London and seeing his exhibition, The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman, at the British Museum 18 months ago. If you ever get the chance, have a look at the book of the same name or try and find the programme on the internet, it was a great watch!
The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman & Our Mother
Our Mother (pictured) was one of my favourite works – she’s part of a couple; Our Mother & Our Father – They are made from iron, the stuff of industry. They carry the weight of many different cultures and conflicts as well as the domestic and the familiar. Grayson Perry says that they are all of us and also from somewhere else!
Hope you enjoy the lectures; there are four of them altogether.