Family Day: Paper Fashion

  • 12 April 2022
  • 13:00 - 16:00
  • Free admission. BOOK HERE for the craft sessions, using Eventbrite. Storytelling sessions are drop-in.

On 12 April it’s Family Day at the William Morris Gallery and we’re celebrating our new exhibition Althea McNish: Colour is Mine. Led by award winning artist Antonietta Torsiello, create your own piece of paper fashion to wear. Get inspired by the plants and colours of Trinidad that were so influential in the work of Althea McNish, who designed and made her own paper fashion. Then join popular storyteller Valentine Hanson as he takes you on a journey through the life of this extraordinary designer.

While you’re waiting for a session to begin, we have an exciting new family trail now available. Start by exploring the Gallery and special exhibition with Indigo the Bird. Then follow the trail on an adventure around our garden with Fafnir the Dragon. When you’ve completed it, claim your prize!

Our craft activity is aimed at 6+ but all welcome. There will be toys for under 5s in our Honeysuckle room for families to engage with between sessions or if younger children need to get away (an adult must accompany).

Craft activity times (must be booked in advance): 13.00, 13.45, 14.30, 15.15. Each activity lasts for 40 mins. Please ensure that you book a ticket for each member of your group (adult tickets for 16+, child’s tickets for aged 15 and under)

Storytelling times: 13.00, 13.45, 14.30, 15.15. Each slot lasts for 25 mins. These are drop-in. No need to book but please try to ensure you are on time for the beginning of the session.


Image: ‘Rubra’ textile, designed by Althea McNish for Hull Traders, c.1960s. Screen printed cotton © Private Collection