27 January – 7 July 2024 

Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry’s The Vanity of Small Differences is on display for the first time in Surrey and tells the story of Tim Rakewell, embarking on a journey of twenty-first century social mobility.

Inspired by William Hogarth’s
A Rake’s Progress, the six tapestries, each measuring 2m x 4m, portray many of the characters, incidents and objects Grayson Perry encountered on journeys through Sunderland, Tunbridge Wells and the Cotswolds for the Channel 4 TV series All in the Best Possible Taste.

The Vanity of Small Differences is an Arts Council Collection touring exhibition.

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We have an exciting opportunity for you to have your work displayed on a TV Screen outside 'The Vanity of Small Differences' to celebrate your creativity through art. We invite you to respond to the theme of 'Everyday Life' and send us a image of your work. Please ensure that the image is a JPEG or GIF and is at least 2MB in size. Please submit individual works with first name, age (if you want) and group name (if you want) as the file name to this google drive. For any questions, please contact [email protected]

For Schools
- We will be running a bespoke school session with this exhibition, please contact [email protected] for further information and costs, or find out about our other school sessions here.

The Arts Council Collection and British Council have also developed the Education pack for this exhibition, please contact us to receive a copy. You can find out further activity information here on their website. Please contact Emily on the above email if you are planning a self-guided visit so that we can ensure there is space in the gallery for your visit.


Banner Image: Grayson Perry, The Annunciation of the Virgin Deal, 2012. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © Grayson Perry. 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