William Morris Gallery

Aerial view of the William Morris Gallery
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The William Morris Gallery is the only public gallery devoted to the life and legacy of William Morris: designer, craftsman, socialist.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
Pre-booked groups and school visits also welcome on Tuesdays, 10am-5pm

Admission charges

Free of charge

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Design, Social History, Literature

Key artists and exhibits

  • john henry dearle
  • charles voysey
  • william de morgan
  • arts and crafts
  • william morris
  • frank brangwyn
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
 Yinka Shonibare MBE: The William Morris Family Album

Yinka Shonibare MBE: The William Morris Family Album

  • 7 February — 7 June 2015 *on now

The Victorian age, the legacy of Empire and the global textile trade are central themes in the work of Yinka Shonibare. In this new exhibition the internationally acclaimed British Nigerian artist turns his attention to William Morris. By inviting Waltham Forest residents to help recreate photographs of Morris’s family, he encourages viewers to reflect on the realities of equality in both Morris's time and our own.

The free exhibition will be accompanied by an extensive education and events programme.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.wmgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions-43/yinka-shonibare-mbe/

Lucille Junkere: All Blues

  • 6 May — 14 June 2015 *on now

The result of textile artist Lucille Junkere’s residency at the Gallery, All Blues examines the complex, often painful, history of indigo dye. On display is a sample book documenting Junkere's artistic journey into this complex and culturally significant colour.

Suitable for

Website

http://www.wmgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions-43/lucille-junkere

Language Cannot Be Dead

  • 24 June — 30 August 2015

With words like ‘Twerk’ and ‘Selfie’ making entries for the Oxford English Dictionary it is clear that textspeak has moved beyond the confinement of a computer screen. In a series of etchings and floral tributes, Adam Hogarth considers the impact on the English language.  

Suitable for

Website

http://www.wmgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions-43/language-cannot-be-dead

David Mabb

  • 27 June — 27 September 2015

William Morris and Russian artist El Lissitzy both wanted to change people's lives through their art. Whilst Morris saw beauty in the past, Lissitzky sought a new visual language for the future.

In his latest work, British artist David Mabb celebrates the utopian ideas of these two men through their seminal book designs: Morris’s Kelmscott Chaucer and Lissitsky’s For the Voice, a revolutionary book of poems by Vladimir Mayakovsky considered one of the finest achievements in Russian avant-garde bookmaking.

Comprising 30 canvasses, Announcer takes over the gallery space, interweaving and contrasting the two designs so that Morris and Lissitzky’s graphics are never able to fully merge or separate.

Suitable for

Website

http://www.wmgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions-43/david-mabb

The Brangwyn Gallery: First World War Posters

  • 14 September 2015 — 10 January 2016

This display shows focus on Brangwyn's concern for Belgium, and the powerful propgaganda posters he created to support the war effort. In particular look out for the Belgian & Allies Aid League poster, and the Rebuilding of Belgium poster which highlight the little known story of Belgian refugees in Britain.

Suitable for

Website

http://www.wmgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions-43/the-brangwyn-gallery

William Morris Gallery
Lloyd Park
Forest Road
London
Greater London
E17 4PP
England

Website

www.wmgallery.org.uk

E-mail

wmg.enquiries@walthamforest.gov.uk

Telephone

020 8496 4390

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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