William Morris Gallery. Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4PP. The Gallery — “the place of Morris’ birth — has been transformed to create a new world-class destination and international centre of excellence for the study of Morris, where visitors can enjoy the most intense and personal encounter with one of the foremost creative artists and original thinkers of the nineteenth century. Both the William Morris Gallery and the Gardens [were] opened on 2 August — in time for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.” — the Gallery Website, [Click on images to enlarge them.]
Left: View of the Gardens from window in the Gallery. Right: A room on the ground floor displaying a painting by Burne-Jones, fabrics, a painted music cabinet, and ceramics — a works related to both Morris and Morris & Co.
According to a recent press release (for the exhibition, "The Legend of King Arthur: A Pre-Raphaelite Love Story, running from 14 October 2022 - 22 January 2023), the gallery is "[o]wned and run by Waltham Forest Council," and 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 from 1848 to 1856, it displays the world’s largest collection of his work." The press release adds, "The Gallery was awarded the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year in 2013 and was nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award in 2014."
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Morris and Company. London: The Fine Art Society, 1979.
The William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow. [The museum's own site.] Web. 11 October 2012.
Created 11 October 2012
Last modified 21 October 2022