V&A Dundee
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The Eternal Craftsman: William Morris and 21st Century Craft

Wednesday 18 November 2020
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    Wednesday 18 Nov 2020

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Explore Morris’s approach to design and its relevance to contemporary craft practice

Join Roisin Inglesby as she explores how craft knowledge and artisanal skill were at the heart of William Morris’s vision of a rebirth of art and design.

Fascinated by historical objects and traditional ways of making, Morris was also deeply concerned with the role of craft in the present and the future, and its relationship with an ideal society, themes explored today by Assemble, our current Designers-in-Residence.

Roisin Inglesby is Senior Curator at the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, east London. She is currently curating a major exhibition of Polish Arts and Crafts, opening at the William Morris Gallery in October 2020.

As part of their V&A Dundee residency, Assemble are working with the museum, Dundee's Central Library and a group of local young people on 'Making Room', exploring the relationship between contemporary production techniques and traditional building crafts.

(Image: Bird and Anemone textile printing block, made by Barrett's of Bethnal Green Road for Morris & Co. ©William Morris Gallery, London Borough of Waltham Forest)

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