Wall to Wall: new wallpaper acquisitions

Whitworth Art Gallery

6 Jul – 1 Sep 2013

WHS members and friends tour and afternoon tea 11 Jul 2013

The tour provided WHS members and friends with an opportunity to see magnificent French arabesque panels c1795, decorated leather, 18th and 19th century patterned paper and original designs by Walter Crane. There was also 20th century glitz, space ships and artists’ wallpapers, including Dorothy Carr/Sarah Firmin’s Off Centre, printed by Cole & Son c1959-6. Christine Woods led the tour and it was her last as the Whitworth’s Wallpaper Curator. Participants also had a special opportunity to hear from Dorothy Carr/Sarah Firmin who attended the event and answered questions over tea and cakes.

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