Exhibitions and events

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You can find the latest events, exhibitions and activities at all our museums in Hereford in our Events calendar. Select a location to find out what's happening there.

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Exhibitions at Hereford Museum and Art Gallery

‘Inspired by Local Heroes’ by artist Susan Edwards

1 - 29 September  (as part of hArt 4 - 25 September) at Hereford Art Gallery
  • Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm; Saturday 10am - 12.30pm

Painting of Church Street, Hereford by Susan Edwards as part of inspired by Heroes exhibition

Dame Laura Knight RA, David Cox RA and John Ward RA - all three famous artists - lived and worked in Herefordshire. Alongside examples of their work selected by Susan Edwards from the Museum’s collections, Susan will be exhibiting her own work of local Herefordshire landscapes, portraits, interiors and figure studies inspired by the subjects and the techniques of her 'local heroes'.

Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences

9 October to 18 December 2021 at Hereford Art Gallery
  • Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 4pm

Grayson Perry tapestry The Agony in the Car Park

Grayson Perry's The Vanity of Small Differences tells the story of class mobility and the influence social class has on our aesthetic taste. Inspired by William Hogarth's A Rake's Progress the six tapestries, measuring 2m x 4m each, chart the 'class journey' made by young Tim Rakewell and include many of the characters, incidents and objects Grayson Perry encountered on journeys through Sunderland, Tunbridge Wells and The Cotswolds for the television series 'All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry'. Hereford is delighted to be able to host this international touring exhibition of work from an artist who is a household name.

Visit the Vanity of Small Differences exhibition page

Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences - community art project

Community art project to tie-in with exhibition at Hereford Art Gallery
  • Submit now until 4 September 2021

Get inspired by Grayson Perry's tapestries which explore the British fascination with taste and class - and create your own artwork.

We would like to display your works of art, inspired by The Vanity of Small Differences, in the Museum at the same time as exhibition, from 9 October to 18 December 2021. For more details:

Visit The Vanity of Small Differences exhibition page 

Image credits and exhibition sponsors: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London and British Council. 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 Alix Partners.