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Be Magnificent exhibition, William Morris Gallery

In Art on August 12, 2017 at 2:22 pm

The ‘Be Magnificent’ exhibition is the latest in what has been a series of fascinating shows at the William Morris Gallery. This one is about the Walthamstow School of Art’s history and famous teachers and pupils. There are many references to its most famous student, Ian Dury, who ironically went on to success for his music rather than his paintings. There are study sketches as well as final pieces and clothes and fabric prints from the fashion students.

The show extends from the ground floor exhibition space so don’t miss the extras; pieces in the dining room, the first floor landing and definitely do not miss the wonderful 10 minute film in a first floor side room of interviews with former students and teachers. It’s a warm collection of reminiscences from people who later realised how fortunate they were in having such a unique creative incubator to awaken their talents.

Entry is free. On until September 10th.