Wallpaper Week at the Whitworth

October 6, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Whitworth Art Gallery
Whitworth Art Gallery
Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6ER
Amy George
0161 275 7479
Wallpaper Week at the Whitworth @ Whitworth Art Gallery | Manchester | England | United Kingdom

Wallpaper Week at the Whitworth

To celebrate International Wallpaper Week the Whitworth will be offering an afternoon and evening of wallpaper themed workshops, talks, behind the scenes visits and more. With contributions from Graham & Brown, the Wallpaper History Society and Kingfisher Graphics this day will be an opportunity to see wallpaper as you haven’t before.



Special visit to the Whitworth’s wallpaper collection
£25 per person, £20 for WHS Members, Friends of the Whitworth and Students

The Wallpaper History Society will host a special visit to the Whitworth’s Study Centre. Join Amy George, Curator of Textiles and Wallpaper at the Whitworth with experts from the WHS to explore highlights from this highly eclectic collection followed by afternoon tea served in the Whitworth’s café in the trees.

Thursday Late: The Art of Wallpaper
Free, drop in

To celebrate International Wallpaper Week and 70 years of award wining British design and manufacturing Graham & Brown will present an evening of workshops at the Whitworth including the psychology of colour, live painting and CAD development.

Hand Painting

Join the talented designers from Graham & Brown as they spend the evening free hand painting and drawing. You can have the chance to ask for hint and tips before trying your own hand at creating a masterpiece.

The Psychology of Colour

Research has taught us how much influence the colours of the world have on our day to day life and outlook. Allow Paula, G&B’s colour and trends expert to help you create a room of tranquillity in your home, whilst you colour your stress away.

Computer Aided Design

Learn how can you use a computer to optimise your design for commercial use. Allow Jody, Graham & Brown’s Junior stylist, to show you how to recolour and put your design into a pattern repeat suitable for wallpaper, textiles and more.