Arts and Crafts Animals

  • 6 May 2020
  • 12:15 - 13:00
  • This is a live talk on Zoom, for which you will need to register in advance on Eventbrite. Find out more and book your place.


    We ask for a minimum donation of £1 to join the talk. Your donation will support exhibitions, conservation and educational work at the William Morris Gallery during closure and when we reopen to the public. If you are a Waltham Forest resident you can join without donating by using the code WFVIRTUALCULTURE.


The animal kingdom was a constant source of inspiration for members of the Arts and Crafts movement. Join curator Roisin Inglesby as she explores the rich significance of birds and animals as objects of artistic education, creatures with heraldic and mythical associations, and examples of nature’s perfection in pattern and proportion. In keeping with the ethos of the Arts and Crafts movement, these decorations and motifs are found across media including book illustration, wallpaper, furniture, textiles, stained glass, metalwork and ceramics.