STUDY DAY LED BY ANNE ANDERSON: WILLIAM MORRIS AND THE ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT 1860-1914
Welcome to The Arts Society Tarporley
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:00
The Community Centre 113a High St Tarporley CW6 0AY
Writer, painter, designer and political activist, Morris instigated a revolt against mass produced, poorly designed and badly made objects.
Writer, painter, designer and political activist, Morris instigated a revolt against mass produced, poorly designed and badly made objects, elevating everyday items to works of art. The quest for ‘social justice’, that the worker was valued as well as his work, led to a revival of the Guild system. Inspired by Morris, the succeeding generation promoted the Arts and Crafts revival.
With a first degree in archaeology and a PhD in English, Anne was a senior lecturer in Art and Design History at Southampton Solent University for 14 year. During 2009-2010, Anne worked on Closer to Home the reopening exhibition at Leighton House Museum, Kensington. She has curated three national exhibitions, including The Truth About Faeries (2009-11) and Under the Greenwood: Picturing the British Tree (2013). Her book on The Perseus Series was published for the Edward Burne-Jones exhibition (2018). She has held several prestigious fellowships including Fellow of the Huntington Library, CA (2008 and 2018) and Fellow of the Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Library and Museum (2009/10). Currently a tutor for the V&A Learning Academy, Anne specialises in Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts movement. Her career as an international speaker has taken her all over the world, including Jersey, Spain, Germany, New Zealand, Canada and the USA. She undertook her fourth lecture tour of Australia, for ADFAS, in 2018.