Other Wallpaper Related Events Exhibitions

29th July 2018 – Murs et Merveilles New Wallpaper Exhibition in France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This exhibition shows recently conserved panels of Joseph Dufour’s Panoramic wallpaper Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique, as originally displayed in a rotunda in Chateau de Champlitte. Also on display are modern and traditional papers from Tours block-printing wallpaper company Atelier d’Offard.

Chateau de Champlitte, 7 Rue de l’Église, 70600 Champlitte, France.  Ends 28 October 2018. Entry 6€


The Wall As Bestiary

Whether tame or wild, domesticated or dangerous, animals have fascinated humankind since prehistoric times. Animals’ status has evolved but they have always been reproduced in the decorative arts, and often in wallpaper. People of the 18th century were fascinated by birds; people of the 19th century made abundant use of the fabulous creatures of the ancient and medieval bestiary; Art Nouveau design brought out the aquatic fauna … The 20th century has tended to confine animals to wallpapers for children. Current creations are teeming with animals! They represent half of the 158 documents presented in a thematic exhibition, which will be on display at the Zuber Wallpaper Museum in Rixheim until May 27, 2019, next year.

 

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A Journey between Cultures: Manor Farm’s Wallpaper

This exhibition brings to life the exceptional 17th century wallpaper at Manor Farm House.

Manor farm wall paper

This example of early interior design has been in place at the Manor Farm House since c1700. The special exhibition includes loans from the British Library, English Heritage and Sandersons archive. Designed by Abraham Price and produced in London by the Blue Paper Warehouse, its ‘Chinoiserie’ pattern highlights the importance of trade in relation to British design history.

The wallpaper was assessed by English Heritage in 2007 as one of the oldest surviving examples of domestic English wallpaper to still hang on its original wall. Until 2007 this treasure remained hidden underneath wood panelling, its presence unsuspected. This exhibition will bring long-deserved attention to this outstanding artifact.

This is a temporary exhibition running from Wednesday 5 September until Thursday 25 October, 2018.

Entry is free.

Scheduled* opening times are:

  • Wednesday to Friday – from midday until 3pm
  • Saturday and Sunday – from midday until 4pm
  • Market Sundays (the first and third Sunday of each month) – from 11am until 4pm

Address:  Manor Farm House, Eastcote Rd, Ruislip, Middlesex HA4 8BD

enquiries to artsvenues@hillingdon.gov.uk

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