New exhibits at Emery Walker's House going on display
Visitors will be taken through the creative process of making the wallpaper
A small but insightful exhibition is opening at Emery Walker’s House this June exploring Morris & Co. wallpaper from the perspective of the interiors of 7 Hammersmith Terrace. Thea house museum boasts one of the largest in situ collections of hand blocked Morris & Co. wallpapers in the world.
The Walkers’ Walls: A Study of Morris & Co. Wallpapers will take visitors on a journey from the initial design practice of William Morris right through to the hand blocked manufacturing process in order to better appreciate the creative process which produced the 10 different wallpapers at the house.
Highlights of the new display include an original Morris & Co. wallpaper block in ‘Apple’ design shown beside the original Apple wallpaper which decorates the former dressing room in the house.
Visitors can also see a facsimile of the original design for ‘Wallflower’, which papers the drawing room and dates back to 1890; an original Morris & Co. wallpaper sale catalogue from 1912 and wallpaper rolls and fragments that were used by the Walker’s in their selection of papers for the House.
Other exhibits, some of which have never before been on public display, give an insight into the various stages of wallpaper production and its development.
The Walkers’ Walls: A Study of Morris & Co. Wallpapers is included in the 1.5 hour guided tours of the entire house and riverside garden from 2 June to 26 November 2022.
Visitor numbers are limited, due to the fragile, historic interiors, so pre booking is essential via Emerywalker.org.uk.
The Emery Walker Trust is a registered charity which aims to preserve and open the House for as many people to enjoy as possible. The Trust also aims to improve knowledge of the Arts & Crafts movement and the life and work of Sir Emery Walker.
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May 30, 2022