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.
Trellis and bird

The Enchanted Garden

  • 20 October 2018 — 27 January 2019

William Morris was a key figure in the development of domestic garden design, helping to popularise the Arts and Crafts garden among the artistic middle class in England and the US. His gardens at Red House and then Kelmscott Manor supplied endless inspiration to Morris, his family and friends.

The Enchanted Garden explores how Morris's contemporaries and subsequent generations of artists - from the Pre-Raphaelites to the Bloomsbury Group - have responded to the allure of garden spaces, using them as stages for the magical, menacing and romantic.

Featured artists include Claude Monet, Lucian Pissarro, Edward Burne-Jones, Stanley Spencer, Beatrix Potter, Cicely Mary Barker, Roger Fry and Vanessa Bell. Highlights from the William Morris Gallery’s own collection will be shown alongside loans from across the UK, including the National Gallery, Ashmolean Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Cartwright Hall, Arts Council Collection, Leeds Museum & Art Galleries and the Laing Art Gallery.

The exhibition is organised by the Laing Art Gallery in association with the William Morris Gallery.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.wmgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions-43/the-enchanted-garden

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Family event

Family Day - Bookmaking

  • 29 September 2018 1-4pm

On the last Saturday of every month, the William Morris Gallery is packed full of fun activities for families to make and do together. In September, learn about how William Morris loved to create beautiful books, starting his own book company - Kelmscott Press. Have a go at creating your own book and paper-marbling for the cover.

Free. Drop-in. Suitable for families with children of all ages.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.wmgallery.org.uk/whats-on/events-calendar/family-day-bookmaking

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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