A Better, More Beautiful World
On the 6th of May we will open our new exhibition in partnership with the De Morgan Foundation.
Over the past few months we've been creating a dedicated exhibition space in our old Malthouse. Used by the Mander family as a school room and then a squash court the Malthouse Gallery means that we we can now display even more beautiful things.
Our first exhibition
We are working in partnership with the De Morgan Foundation to bring a new exhibition from their collection of art and ceramics to Wightwick. William and Evelyn De Morgan were one of the most energetic and creative couples of the late 19th and early 20th century. He worked with William Morris, supplying Morris & Co with iconic red lustre tiles and decorative ceramics. She studied art at the Slade School and developed a vivid technique in the later Pre-Raphaelite style.
Our new exhibition will explore what motivated them as artists, look at their creative process and showcase how they reacted to the socio-political changes of their era as they strived for a better, more beautiful world.