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Time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm
William Morris: Wallpaper Man is an exhibition of new work made in collaboration with the William Morris Society that explores the legacy of William Morris as a visionary thinker and ‘protector' of natural and man-made environments. The work, created by The Storybox Collective - a group of students, graduates and alumni from Kingston School of Art - explores the resonance of Morris' work in the context of the ecological and political issues of today.
The work in this exhibition has been curated into three group Storyboxes each linked by a quote from William Morris' lectures. The Collective's definition of a storybox is something that best communicates the narrative of the combined outcomes. It can take any form: print, digital, moving image or object.
This first event will feature work from Storybox One, in which students and graduates from MA Communication Design: Illustration, MA Sustainable Design, MA Product and Furniture Design, BA Graphic Design, and BA Fine Art considered Morris' words from ‘Hopes and fears for art: the prospects of architecture in civilisation', 1880 … are you contented that it should be so?". The event will feature each maker presenting their work and then shift to a panel conversation, in which they will discuss their inspiration and understanding of Morris as artist, activist, craftsman, poet, writer and Socialist.
Booking is essential to attend this event.
For further information about this event:
Contact: Clare Conway