Art exhibition held in tribute to celebrated Merton designer, William Morris
Twelve artists will be exhibiting their work this weekend in celebration of textile designer, writer and artist Williams Morris’s links with Merton.
The exhibition will be held at the Chapter House ruins in Colliers Wood for a second weekend running as part of the Merton Arts Trail.
William Morris’s workshops were located within the former Merton Priory - once vast medieval monastery - where now only the Chapter House site remains.
Each artist has sought to give a contemporary interpretation to represent Morris’s work as a designer, craftsman, writer, socialist thinker and entrepreneur.
Exhibited work includes paintings, textile hangings, photography, video, sculpture, installation art, stained glass, ceramics and screen prints as well as performance.
William Morris artefacts will also be on display including fabric samples, stained glass windows designed by Edward Burne-Jones made at the firm’s workshops and ceramics by William de Morgan, alongside objects found during the excavation of the site by the Museum of London.
Art exhibition; Chapter House, Colliers Wood; October 6 and 7; FREE; 11 to 5pm; mertonartstrail.org.uk
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