Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences
The exhibition of Grayson Perry's six tapestries inspired by William Hogarth's A Rake's Progress, tells the story of class mobility and the influence social class has on our aesthetic taste.
Hereford Art Gallery hosted an exhibition of the tapestries in December 2021 as part of an international tour.
The film below was re-edited in 2020 and has Grayson speaking directly about the works and his inspiration.
Find out more about the exhibition and view more tapestries on the Arts Council Collection website
Herefordshire Gets Creative
We asked people for their creative responses to Grayson Perry's exhibition 'The Vanity of Small Differences'. The work we received forms the Herefordshire Gets Creative Exhibition which was displayed alongside the exhibition, and which you can now view below or as a video playlist.
May Fair 900
Celebrating 900 years of Hereford May Fair, the oldest surviving chartered fair in Britain. Historical fairground memorabilia and photographs, archive footage and stories of all the fun of the fair.
To tie-in with the May Fair 900 exhibition in the Art gallery 18 May - 23 June 2021. The exhibition has been created in partnership with Catcher Media.
Visit the May Fair 900 virtual tour
Ice Age Herefordshire Virtual Exhibition
From August to October 2020 we had an exhibition about the Ice Age in Herefordshire at the Museum and Art Gallery
This short film explores the exhibition and highlights some fascinating Ice Age facts. Discover King Arthur’s Cave and the animals who lived there and learn how Herefordshire’s landscape was shaped by the Ice Age.
The exhibition outlined changes in local landscapes and environments, with a particular focus on the creation of kettle holes, or ‘Ice Age Ponds’. It was a National Lottery funded project with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust. There's more information about Ice Age Ponds on the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust website.
Ice Age Herefordshire was curated by Herefordshire Museum Service in collaboration with Museums Worcestershire, Hereford College of Art, Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust, and Herefordshire Amphibian and Reptile Team, with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Herefordshire Life Through a Lens
An exhibition of photographic gems from the Derek Evans archive collection. Derek Evans was a Hereford photographer with an instinct for journalism - finding a story, covering it with stills or film, and selling it. He created an amazing archive of local imagery at his studio on the third floor of No.43 Broad Street, Hereford. Focusing on priceless scenes from Herefordshire Life from 1940s to 1970s, the exhibition gave people a chance to get up close to Derek's actual exhibition prints, many of which haven't been seen for over 50 years.
The exhibition was due to run from Saturday 8 February to Saturday 21 March 2020 but closed early due to the coronavirus outbreak. However, you can still enjoy a virtual tour of the exhibition and the accompanying exhibitions. You can see more of Derek Evans' photographs on the Herefordshire History website.
Take a virtual tour of Herefordshire Life Through a Lens exhibition