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The Arts & Crafts House: Then and Now

Sat 27 June 2015, 11.00amSun 13 September 2015, 5.00pm

The Arts & Crafts House: Then and Now

This exhibition traces the origins, legacy and enduring appeal of the historic Arts & Crafts Movement and its fascination with the creation of the home, from William Morris  to modern day contemporary designers.

Through the work and ideas of John Ruskin and William Morris, the exhibition will explore how subsequent generations of designers created new ways of living and working. The exhibition will also look at the link between house and garden and how nature became a primary source of inspiration for designers.

Devised as a series of encounters between historic and contemporary works including new commissions by Rosa Nguyen and landscape and garden designer Dan Pearson, the exhibition will also feature work by C.R. Ashbee, M.H. Baillie Scott, Sidney and Ernest Barnsley, Sebastian Cox, Michael Eden, Ernest Gimson, Gertrude Jekyll, Edwin Lutyens, May Morris, Objects of Use, Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsley, Alfred Powell, Rapture & Wright, Sir Gordon Russell, C.F.A. Voysey, Louise Powell, Philip Webb and new work by Andrew Wicks.