Julie Cope’s Grand Tour: The Story of a Life by Grayson Perry at Abbot Hall Art Gallery

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Julie Cope's Grand Tour: The Story of a Life by Grayson Perry at Abbot Hall Art Gallery
Grayson Perry Portrait, © Katie Hyams and Living Architecture

Julie Cope's Grand Tour: The Story of a Life by Grayson Perry at Abbot Hall, Cumbria, 19 November 2018–16 February 2019, free entry - Visit now

Julie Cope is a fictional character created by artist Grayson Perry – an Essex everywoman whose story he has told through the two tapestries and an extended ballad presented in this Crafts Council touring exhibition. Presented at Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Cumbria, ‘The Essex House Tapestries: The Life of Julie Cope’ (2015) illustrate the key events in the heroine’s journey from her birth during the Canvey Island floods of 1953 to her untimely death in a tragic accident on a Colchester street.

Julie Cope's Grand Tour: The Story of a Life by Grayson Perry at Abbot Hall, Cumbria

19 November 2018–16 February 2019
Free entry