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Yinka Shonibare MBE

The William Morris Family Album


7 February to 7 June 2015

  • Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm; free

The Gallery's first major commission: a Morris-inspired photographic exhibition by Turner Prize nominee Yinka Shonibare MBE

The Victorian age, the legacy of Empire and the global textile trade are central themes in the work of Yinka Shonibare. In this new exhibition the internationally acclaimed British Nigerian artist turns his attention to William Morris. By inviting Waltham Forest residents to help recreate photographs of Morris’s family, he encourages viewers to reflect on the realities of equality in both Morris's time and our own.

The free exhibition will be accompanied by an extensive education and events programme. See our Tumblr for articles exploring the exhibition's themes.

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