The exhibition explores fine examples of Arts and Crafts wallpaper design of the late 19th and early 20th centuries alongside contemporary wallpaper designed by the three prize-winning students responding to a competition organized by the Wallpaper History Society and LCC.
Students from the BA and Fda Surface Design Courses were invited to enter works inspired by and in response to the museum’s historic wallpaper collection. The three winning entries from Radoslava, Ritesh and Izzy are displayed within the exhibition which also features works by Henry Wilson and Walter Crane.
Izzy, the overall winner of the competition, talks about the work she produced in answer to the brief:
“The brief was quite open as I was able to display accompanying ceramics and textiles along with my wallpaper. It brought the collection together and told the whole story of my design concept.”
The private view proved to be a great experience for the students who received valuable feedback and a few commissioned ordered as well.
The Wallpaper exhibition continues at the Cuming Museum until 28 August.
Words by Adam Hayes