born 1958 Morecambe, England
Richard Grayson is an artist, writer and curator. He was a founder member of The Basement Group and director of the Experimental Art Foundation, Australia, 1991-98. He curated the Sydney Biennale. He is currently Bartlett research Fellow in the Department of Arts and Cultures, University of Newcastle.
Richard Grayson’s work as an artist investigates how language and narrative are used to make sense of the world around us, and how in turn these narratives generate worlds of their own. Subjective personal readings and constructions of the world and the ways that these achieve social political and cultural function is the focus of his work.
Having been one of the founder members of The Basement Group, Richard Grayson has performed many times including; The Life Boat Boys, 1979; The Butler Did It, 1980; and Wayne and Eddy are Men of Destiny, 1982. More recently Locus+ commissioned and produced The Magpie Index 2010, a film portrait of singer-songwriter Roy Harper.