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Grayson Perry's very British brain map

Group show marks 20th anniversary of Bethlem Gallery

Published by Paragon. Courtesy the artist, Paragon | Contemporary Editions Ltd and Victoria Miro, London. Image Grayson Perry. Photography: Prudence Cuming Associates

Transvestite potter Grayson Perry pops up (again) in a show of works at Bethlem Gallery located in the grounds of the Bethlem Royal Hospital in Beckenham, south east London. The gallery, which helps support mental health provision, is marking its twentieth anniversary with a group show called It's how well you bounce (until 28 October). Perry's work, Map of an Englishman (2004), is typically quirky, showing a map made using etching and photogravure techniques. The land mass, which represents the brain, depicts different psychological states, and is dotted with bodies of water named Narcolepsy and Delirium (there are even places named Happiness and Cliché). Perry says: "Art is the greatest asset to mental health I have; it has this amazing ability to go under the radar and it goes down little pathways which are un-trodden and yet it’s still a very legitimate way of thinking and feeling and getting on with your life." Other artists bouncing for Bethlem include Maureen Scott and John Mc.