William Morris: Story, Memory, Myth

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© William Morris Gallery, London Woodpecker Tapestry, 1885. Made by Morris & Co
Opening of new venue within a neo-gothic mansion, which will showcase publicy-owned art from UK regional collections. The inaugural exhibition features works by William Morris including embrideries and illustrations that make reference to stories, poetry and myth. In collaboration with teh William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow.

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I love the work of Morris&Co. Sadly I thought the exhibition rather small, and somewhat repetitive and poorly curated(small drawings squished into an already crowded corner of a room, the same print appearing twice in different color palette, ect). I managed to get through the entire exhibit in less than a half an hour...and that is while taking notes and sketching. I was however happily surprised when I few of the panels(explaining/describing each piece) on occasion credited a few of the MANY female members and workers who produced the majority of Morris&Co's products/designs. My biggest criticism? Too much tapestry, not enough WALLPAPER... but still worth seeing if you're a big Morris&Co fan.