Maquette (HC1073)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Maquette

Date

2016

Description

Commissioned for the Crafts Council Touring Exhibition, A Curious Turn: moving, mechanical sculpture, this is part of the Handling Collection showing the making process of The Discombobulated Brexiteer (Crafts Council Collection: 2016.17).

The Discombobulated Brexiteer questions the trustworthiness of people in public office whose judgement can be influenced. The object illustrates a contemporary approach to using moving sculpture to comment satirically on society. It also shows the maker’s recent change of inspirations for his work, from 19th century tinplate toys and the folk-toy tradition to the Georgian enamelling process and the example of traditional refined 18th century automata. This work is also inspired by the maker’s residency at Kings College London within the faculty of Natural and Mathematical Science under the Crafts Council Parallel Practices programme

Dimensions

height:  24.5cm
width:  24cm
depth:  9cm

Object number

HC1073

Category

Credit

Purchase of 'The Discombobulated Brexiteer’ (2016) funded by a donation from Nicholas and Judith Goodison.

On view

  • Card Maquette of 'The Discombobulated Brexiteer', John Grayson, 2016, Crafts Council Collection: HC1073. Purchase of 'The Discombobulated Brexiteer’ (2016) funded by a donation from Nicholas and Judith Goodison. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • Card Maquette of 'The Discombobulated Brexiteer', John Grayson, 2016, Crafts Council Collection: HC1073. Purchase of 'The Discombobulated Brexiteer’ (2016) funded by a donation from Nicholas and Judith Goodison. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • Card Maquette of 'The Discombobulated Brexiteer', John Grayson, 2016, Crafts Council Collection: HC1073. Purchase of 'The Discombobulated Brexiteer’ (2016) funded by a donation from Nicholas and Judith Goodison. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • Card Maquette of 'The Discombobulated Brexiteer', John Grayson, 2016, Crafts Council Collection: HC1073. Purchase of 'The Discombobulated Brexiteer’ (2016) funded by a donation from Nicholas and Judith Goodison. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • The Discombobulated Brexiteer, John Grayson, 2016, displayed as part of the Crafts Council touring exhibition A Curious Turn: moving, mechanical sculpture, at Platform Gallery, Habitat, London 2016. Photo: Iona Wolff.

  • John Grayson explaning his work 'The Discombobulated Brexiteer' in the Crafts Council touring exhibition A Curious Turn: moving, mechanical sculpture private view at Platform Gallery, Habitat, London in 2016. Photo: Iona Wolff.

    John Grayson explaning his work 'The Discombobulated Brexiteer' in the Crafts Council touring exhibition A Curious Turn: moving, mechanical sculpture private view at Platform Gallery, Habitat, London in 2016. Photo: Iona Wolff.