WHS AGM & Christmas Event

When:
December 15, 2015 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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Where:
The Art Workers Guild
6 Queen Square
London WC1N 3AT
UK
Cost:
Members £30 Non Member £35
Contact:
Farrell Tumelty
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Paul Balin 1832-98: Master of illusion, Master of marketing

Tuesday 15 December 2015 (AGM 6.45pm)

The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT

Paul Balin was one of the most celebrated wallpaper manufacturers in the second half of the 19th century. Having triumphed at the Vienna International exhibition in 1873, he was awarded both the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur (France) and Order of Franz-Joseph (Austria) in 1877. A major exhibition opening in April in Germany provides the first-ever exploration of both the sources of inspiration for his products and their world-wide popularity. We are extremely lucky to have Astrid Wegener, Curator of the exhibition, to give our illustrated Christmas lecture, which will provide a not-to-be-missed opportunity to see some of Balin’s extraordinary imitations of gilt leather, historic silks and other textiles, the paper surfaces of which were often embossed to imitate gold thread embroidery and other embellishments. All in all, they are remarkable products and this fully illustrated talk, full of new research, will be fascinating, not least because it will bring together examples found in collections and private as well as public interiors all over the world.

The Wallpaper History Society plans to organise a visit to the exhibition in Spring/Summer 2016.

Given that Balin used as his models historic textiles such as those in the Bock collection at the V&A, this event will be of particular interest to members of the Textile Society, who are cordially invited to attend at WHS members rate.

Programme

6.30 pm Arrive for AGM

6.45 AGM (WHS members only)

7.15 Welcome drinks

7.30 Paul Balin 1832-98: Master of illusion, Master of marketing

8.30 Light buffet with wine

Tickets: £30.00 members / £35.00 non-members. Cheques payable to Wallpaper History Society

*You can now buy tickets online by clicking on the green ‘ticket’ link above. Fees Apply.

Postal bookings by 20 November (use slip below) to: Farrell Tumelty, 2 Parkdale Gardens, Oakdale, Blackburn, Lancs BB2 4SU

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To: Farrell Tumelty, 2 Parkdale Gardens, Oakdale, Blackburn, Lancs BB2 4SU. email: ftumelty@gmail.com

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