William Morris Gallery

William Morris Gallery The William Morris Gallery is the only public Gallery devoted to William Morris: designer, craftsman and radical socialist. Housed in the grade II* listed building that was Morris's family home, the Gallery displays the world's most comprehensive collection of his work.
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**Summer Sale - up to 50% off**Our Summer Sale is now live! Save on Morris-inspired homeware, accessories, stationery, b...
09/07/2021

**Summer Sale - up to 50% off**

Our Summer Sale is now live! Save on Morris-inspired homeware, accessories, stationery, books and more with up to 50% off selected lines. You'll find bestsellers, hidden gems, WMG exclusives and contemporary takes on iconic Morris designs. To browse the full sale range visit https://wmgallery.shop/collections/summer-sale.

Every purchase supports the work of the Gallery, including our education, conservation and exhibitions programmes. These are uncertain times for museums so your support is more important than ever. Thank you!

**Summer Sale - up to 50% off**

Our Summer Sale is now live! Save on Morris-inspired homeware, accessories, stationery, books and more with up to 50% off selected lines. You'll find bestsellers, hidden gems, WMG exclusives and contemporary takes on iconic Morris designs. To browse the full sale range visit https://wmgallery.shop/collections/summer-sale.

Every purchase supports the work of the Gallery, including our education, conservation and exhibitions programmes. These are uncertain times for museums so your support is more important than ever. Thank you!

**Free family event**Next Thursday the amazing Scribble and Smudge will host another Creative Kids, our regular art and ...
06/07/2021

**Free family event**

Next Thursday the amazing Scribble and Smudge will host another Creative Kids, our regular art and craft sessions for under-5s and their carers. And this time we'll be meeting *in person* outside the Gallery! The theme is Going For Gold, inspired both by our Century Guild exhibition and the forthcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games. You'll take part in a fun sporty session, then create a Century Guild-style medal using craft materials.

Free for families under 5’s. Please wear comfortable sports clothes. There may be messy crafting. Two 1.5 hour workshops available, either morning (10.30am) or afternoon (1.15pm). Booking is essential.

BOOK morning session: https://ebsontrackprospect-wfc.tribal-ebs.com/Page/Prospectus_CourseOverview?uio_id=15422

BOOK afternoon session: https://ebsontrackprospect-wfc.tribal-ebs.com/Page/Prospectus_CourseOverview?uio_id=15424

📷 Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo, dish, c.1885

**Free family event**

Next Thursday the amazing Scribble and Smudge will host another Creative Kids, our regular art and craft sessions for under-5s and their carers. And this time we'll be meeting *in person* outside the Gallery! The theme is Going For Gold, inspired both by our Century Guild exhibition and the forthcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games. You'll take part in a fun sporty session, then create a Century Guild-style medal using craft materials.

Free for families under 5’s. Please wear comfortable sports clothes. There may be messy crafting. Two 1.5 hour workshops available, either morning (10.30am) or afternoon (1.15pm). Booking is essential.

BOOK morning session: https://ebsontrackprospect-wfc.tribal-ebs.com/Page/Prospectus_CourseOverview?uio_id=15422

BOOK afternoon session: https://ebsontrackprospect-wfc.tribal-ebs.com/Page/Prospectus_CourseOverview?uio_id=15424

📷 Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo, dish, c.1885

**We're hiring**Waltham Forest's culture and heritage team is looking for a new Marketing and Engagement Officer. The te...
29/06/2021

**We're hiring**

Waltham Forest's culture and heritage team is looking for a new Marketing and Engagement Officer. The team is responsible for delivering a high quality and inclusive arts and events programme. This includes the William Morris Gallery, Vestry House Museum and a range of innovative cultural projects. You will plan and deliver marketing campaigns to promote exhibitions, events and fundraising opportunities across traditional and digital channels, working closely with colleagues to maximise attendance and income, develop new audiences and enhance the profile of Waltham Forest Culture.

To find out more and apply visit https://ats-walthamforest.jgp.co.uk/vacancies/156886

Image: Kehinde Wiley: The Yellow Wallpaper launch event at the William Morris Gallery by Nicola Tree

**We're hiring**

Waltham Forest's culture and heritage team is looking for a new Marketing and Engagement Officer. The team is responsible for delivering a high quality and inclusive arts and events programme. This includes the William Morris Gallery, Vestry House Museum and a range of innovative cultural projects. You will plan and deliver marketing campaigns to promote exhibitions, events and fundraising opportunities across traditional and digital channels, working closely with colleagues to maximise attendance and income, develop new audiences and enhance the profile of Waltham Forest Culture.

To find out more and apply visit https://ats-walthamforest.jgp.co.uk/vacancies/156886

Image: Kehinde Wiley: The Yellow Wallpaper launch event at the William Morris Gallery by Nicola Tree

What place did technology have in the Arts & Crafts movement? In our latest video, we show you how Arts and Crafts desig...
28/06/2021
Arts & Crafts Explained | W.A.S. Benson's Teapot: Arts and Crafts Machinery | Curator's Corner

What place did technology have in the Arts & Crafts movement? In our latest video, we show you how Arts and Crafts designer W.A.S. Benson used the latest machinery to create his pieces—and make good design available to wider section of society.

Discover the origins and aims of the Arts and Crafts movement through objects from the William Morris Gallery's collection.What place did technology have in ...

Our special exhibition Within The Reach of All is the first in 20 years to explore the pioneering aesthetics and lasting...
23/06/2021

Our special exhibition Within The Reach of All is the first in 20 years to explore the pioneering aesthetics and lasting legacy of the Century Guild. It explores the group's key figures, along with its influence on Art Nouveau, 20th-century design and modern publishing.

The exhibition coincides with the publication of a new book on the subject by Stuart Evans and Jean Liddiard. Arts and Crafts Pioneers: The Hobby Horse Men and their Century Guild is published in the UK by @lhartbooks.

Open Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm. Admission free.

Our special exhibition Within The Reach of All is the first in 20 years to explore the pioneering aesthetics and lasting legacy of the Century Guild. It explores the group's key figures, along with its influence on Art Nouveau, 20th-century design and modern publishing.

The exhibition coincides with the publication of a new book on the subject by Stuart Evans and Jean Liddiard. Arts and Crafts Pioneers: The Hobby Horse Men and their Century Guild is published in the UK by @lhartbooks.

Open Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm. Admission free.

"A very weak effort". That's how one reviewer described this design by Herbert Horne of the Century Guild. Horne had the...
18/06/2021

"A very weak effort". That's how one reviewer described this design by Herbert Horne of the Century Guild. Horne had the last laugh, however, because it became one of the Guild's best-loved designs and it now adorns this beautiful double-sided wrapping paper, available on our online shop. And you can see the real thing in our current exhibition Within The Reach of All.

"A very weak effort". That's how one reviewer described this design by Herbert Horne of the Century Guild. Horne had the last laugh, however, because it became one of the Guild's best-loved designs and it now adorns this beautiful double-sided wrapping paper, available on our online shop. And you can see the real thing in our current exhibition Within The Reach of All.

**Free family workshop** Join artist Alison Pearson live online on Saturday 26 June to create your own wonderful stained...
16/06/2021

**Free family workshop** Join artist Alison Pearson live online on Saturday 26 June to create your own wonderful stained-glass effect window inspired by our Century Guild exhibition. Suitable for families with children 6 years and above. There are two sessions: morning and afternoon, just choose the one that's most convenient for you.

To find out more and book use the links below:

http://bit.ly/CenturyGuildWorkshopAM
http://bit.ly/CenturyGuildWorkshopPM

📸 Selwyn Image, Brownies. Designed c.1890s stained, painted, leaded glass

**Free family workshop** Join artist Alison Pearson live online on Saturday 26 June to create your own wonderful stained-glass effect window inspired by our Century Guild exhibition. Suitable for families with children 6 years and above. There are two sessions: morning and afternoon, just choose the one that's most convenient for you.

To find out more and book use the links below:

http://bit.ly/CenturyGuildWorkshopAM
http://bit.ly/CenturyGuildWorkshopPM

📸 Selwyn Image, Brownies. Designed c.1890s stained, painted, leaded glass

**We're hiring** We're looking for new part-time Visitor Assistants to join the front of house team working across the W...
14/06/2021

**We're hiring** We're looking for new part-time Visitor Assistants to join the front of house team working across the William Morris Gallery, Vestry House Museum and the Archives and Local Studies service. Our VAs provide a professional and proactive front of house service, ensuring the safety and security of visitors and our collections.

To find out more visit https://ats-walthamforest.jgp.co.uk/vacancies/154772?ga_client_id=324efe49-7a73-4678-bb30-6aea97556891&type=search

**We're hiring** We're looking for new part-time Visitor Assistants to join the front of house team working across the William Morris Gallery, Vestry House Museum and the Archives and Local Studies service. Our VAs provide a professional and proactive front of house service, ensuring the safety and security of visitors and our collections.

To find out more visit https://ats-walthamforest.jgp.co.uk/vacancies/154772?ga_client_id=324efe49-7a73-4678-bb30-6aea97556891&type=search

**We're hiring** Waltham Forest Culture & Heritage is looking for a new Cultural Skills & Learning Manager to create and...
10/06/2021

**We're hiring** Waltham Forest Culture & Heritage is looking for a new Cultural Skills & Learning Manager to create and deliver a learning and skills strategy across the culture programme, including at the William Morris Gallery. For more info and to apply visit https://ats-walthamforest.jgp.co.uk/vacancies/154262?ga_client_id=f2d154c5-16af-4663-bb5b-59962a41e838

**We're hiring** Waltham Forest Culture & Heritage is looking for a new Cultural Skills & Learning Manager to create and deliver a learning and skills strategy across the culture programme, including at the William Morris Gallery. For more info and to apply visit https://ats-walthamforest.jgp.co.uk/vacancies/154262?ga_client_id=f2d154c5-16af-4663-bb5b-59962a41e838

Next Thursday's online Creative Kids session, led by the fabulous Scribble and Smudge, is inspired by Mouse - the pony t...
09/06/2021

Next Thursday's online Creative Kids session, led by the fabulous Scribble and Smudge, is inspired by Mouse - the pony that Morris brought back from Iceland as a gift for his beloved daughters, Jenny and May. In this free workshop for under-5s you'll make your own folk craft toy horse.

Place are free but strictly limited - to find out more and book visit https://www.wmgallery.org.uk/whats-on/events-calendar/creative-kids-clippity-clop

📷 Morris in Iceland, caricature by Burne-Jones, 1870

Next Thursday's online Creative Kids session, led by the fabulous Scribble and Smudge, is inspired by Mouse - the pony that Morris brought back from Iceland as a gift for his beloved daughters, Jenny and May. In this free workshop for under-5s you'll make your own folk craft toy horse.

Place are free but strictly limited - to find out more and book visit https://www.wmgallery.org.uk/whats-on/events-calendar/creative-kids-clippity-clop

📷 Morris in Iceland, caricature by Burne-Jones, 1870

Distant Fellowship—our new exhibition by Priya Sundram and Nia Thandapani —explores and develops connections between Wil...
30/05/2021

Distant Fellowship—our new exhibition by Priya Sundram and Nia Thandapani —explores and develops connections between William Morris and South Asia. Our first floor landing features a reading space with examples of Kolam, a block-printed pattern designed by Sundram and Thandapani, and some contextual reading material.

Kolam was separated into six colours, and carved into 12 pieces of teak, by block carvers Sriram, Ali Hussain and S. K. Anwar Ali in Bangalore, India. Across the city, in @tharanginistudio, block printers Govind Raju, Satish C, Shiv Shankar, Krishna Bhatt and Mallikarjun hand-printed the pattern, colour by colour, onto lengths of heavyweight cotton.

Distant Fellowship—our new exhibition by Priya Sundram and Nia Thandapani —explores and develops connections between William Morris and South Asia. Our first floor landing features a reading space with examples of Kolam, a block-printed pattern designed by Sundram and Thandapani, and some contextual reading material.

Kolam was separated into six colours, and carved into 12 pieces of teak, by block carvers Sriram, Ali Hussain and S. K. Anwar Ali in Bangalore, India. Across the city, in @tharanginistudio, block printers Govind Raju, Satish C, Shiv Shankar, Krishna Bhatt and Mallikarjun hand-printed the pattern, colour by colour, onto lengths of heavyweight cotton.

Our special exhibition Within The Reach of All is the first in 20 years to explore the pioneering aesthetics and lasting...
29/05/2021

Our special exhibition Within The Reach of All is the first in 20 years to explore the pioneering aesthetics and lasting legacy of the Century Guild. It explores the group's key figures, along with its influence on Art Nouveau, 20th-century design and modern publishing.

Open Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm. Admission free.

Our special exhibition Within The Reach of All is the first in 20 years to explore the pioneering aesthetics and lasting legacy of the Century Guild. It explores the group's key figures, along with its influence on Art Nouveau, 20th-century design and modern publishing.

Open Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm. Admission free.

Our Contemporary Morris range reimagines some of Morris's most iconic designs with new colour palettes and textures. Thi...
28/05/2021

Our Contemporary Morris range reimagines some of Morris's most iconic designs with new colour palettes and textures. This small shopper bag features a new take on Strawberry Thief. With contrasting grey handles and a wipeable inner lining, it's perfect for lunches on the go or light shopping.

To view the full range visit https://wmgallery.shop/collections/cotemporary-morris

Every purchase supports the work of the Gallery, including our education, conservation and exhibitions programmes. These are uncertain times for museums so your support is more important than ever. Thank you!

Our Contemporary Morris range reimagines some of Morris's most iconic designs with new colour palettes and textures. This small shopper bag features a new take on Strawberry Thief. With contrasting grey handles and a wipeable inner lining, it's perfect for lunches on the go or light shopping.

To view the full range visit https://wmgallery.shop/collections/cotemporary-morris

Every purchase supports the work of the Gallery, including our education, conservation and exhibitions programmes. These are uncertain times for museums so your support is more important than ever. Thank you!

📷 William Morris, Marigold wallpaper, designed 1875Marigold was designed by William Morris and registered in 1875 as a w...
22/05/2021

📷 William Morris, Marigold wallpaper, designed 1875

Marigold was designed by William Morris and registered in 1875 as a wallpaper, but it possibly dates from c.1873, since it appears in the records of Morris & Co.’s wallpaper manufacturers Jeffrey & Co. between Jasmine (1872) and Lily (1874) wallpapers. The pattern incorporates larger marigold flowers amongst sprays of willow like leaves, on a sub-pattern of smaller foliage and flowers. The monochrome pattern was produced in a wide variety of colourways.

Morris also registered the design as a chintz later in 1875. Despite modern reproductions of Morris’s patterns being used for both wallpaper and textiles, Marigold is one of only three designs Morris specifically intended to be produced as both a textile and a wallpaper.

Our Arts & Crafts Explained video series explores the origins and aims of the Arts and Crafts movement through objects f...
20/05/2021
Arts & Crafts Explained | Inspired By Nature | Curator's Corner

Our Arts & Crafts Explained video series explores the origins and aims of the Arts and Crafts movement through objects from the William Morris Gallery's collection. In the latest video, assistant curator Ainsley explains how the Arts and Crafts movement took inspiration from nature.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYPCkwHRrdA

Discover the origins and aims of the Arts and Crafts movement through objects from the William Morris Gallery's collection.Where did William Morris and his c...

Within The Reach of All: The Century Guild is the first exhibition in 20 years to explore the pioneering aesthetics and ...
20/05/2021

Within The Reach of All: The Century Guild is the first exhibition in 20 years to explore the pioneering aesthetics and lasting legacy of this influential association of artists, designers and craftspeople.

The Century Guild was established by the architect and designer Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo - who later helped found the William Morris Gallery - and his assistant, Herbert Percy Horne in close collaboration with designer Selwyn Image. They aspired to elevate crafts to the status of art, integrate both art and crafts in domestic interiors, and democratise good design.

Within The Reach of All explores the group's key figures, along with its influence on Art Nouveau, 20th-century design and modern publishing, through works from the William Morris Gallery, which holds the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of Century Guild works.

The exhibition coincides with the publication of a new book on the subject by Stuart Evans and Jean Liddiard. Arts and Crafts Pioneers: The Hobby Horse Men and their Century Guild is published in the UK by Lund Humphries.

To find out more and book visit www.wmgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions-43/within-the-reach-of-all-the-century-guild

Within The Reach of All: The Century Guild is the first exhibition in 20 years to explore the pioneering aesthetics and lasting legacy of this influential association of artists, designers and craftspeople.

The Century Guild was established by the architect and designer Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo - who later helped found the William Morris Gallery - and his assistant, Herbert Percy Horne in close collaboration with designer Selwyn Image. They aspired to elevate crafts to the status of art, integrate both art and crafts in domestic interiors, and democratise good design.

Within The Reach of All explores the group's key figures, along with its influence on Art Nouveau, 20th-century design and modern publishing, through works from the William Morris Gallery, which holds the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of Century Guild works.

The exhibition coincides with the publication of a new book on the subject by Stuart Evans and Jean Liddiard. Arts and Crafts Pioneers: The Hobby Horse Men and their Century Guild is published in the UK by Lund Humphries.

To find out more and book visit www.wmgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions-43/within-the-reach-of-all-the-century-guild

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The Gallery is only a 15-minute walk from Walthamstow Central (rail/tube/bus) or a 10-minute bus journey from Blackhorse Road Station (rail/tube). Both tube stations are on the Victoria Line.

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Friday 10am - 5pm
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Sunday 10am - 5pm

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We visited yesterday for my mama b.day we had afternoon tea ☕🍰in the cafe Harrison was excellent he provided a great service ros in the gallery shop was so helpful and kind and we purchased some lovely things and the gallery is so interesting really worth a visit it was a shame that it rained 🌦 so we couldn't sit in the garden but we will be going again thks Karen 💙
Just in case you have not seen it there is a letter coming up in an auction "The William Morris Gallery and the Brangwyn Gift April 1936", 6th August Auctioneer: Auctioneer Logo HUMBERT & ELLIS LTD 01327 359595 Visit website
Enjoying our online arts activities? Then check out WALTHAM FOREST ARTS AWARD DISCOVER FOR FAMILIES TO DO AT HOME Support and celebrate your children’s achievements in the arts:Arts Award Discover is fun to do, supports young people’s own interests and build confidence and independent learning skills. Discover is a national qualification from Trinity College London for young people aged 5-11. Download free our Waltham Forest Arts Award booklet and encourage your children to work through the easy-to-follow guidance recording all their arts activities as they go and sign up for online support. See https://wmgallery.org.uk/learning/arts-award
Wondering...what is the lunchtime talk this Wednesday?
KELMSCOTT MANOR: A William Morris home. Short film narrated by ex screen actor Scott Antony.
Hello, are you open tomorrow, please?
The wall this mural is painted on was once inside my great grandparents house (5 Bedford Road, Walthamstow). The house was bombed during a WWII air raid (luckily they were out at the time). 🤔
Great day w/Chris and Michael in old 'hood N17/E17
KELMSCOTT HOUSE: Short film narrated by ex screen actor Scott Antony
My visit to The Red House!
The Madge Gill Exhibition is extraordinary! Loved it. Thank you 😊