May Morris: Art & Life

Dovecot presents a landmark exhibition exploring the life and work of May Morris, the youngest daughter of William Morris and one of the most significant artists of the British Arts and Crafts movement.

The exhibition tells the story of May, who at age 23, took charge of the Morris & Co. embroidery department and was responsible for creating some of the company’s most iconic textiles and wallpaper designs.

Exhibition Organised by the William Morris Gallery, London in association with Dovecot Studios





May Morris: Art and Life will be open Monday to Saturday as usual during the festive period. Dovecot will be closed on the following days: 23, 24, 25, 26 December and 1, 5 January. We will close at 3.30pm on 31 December.

Image: Honeysuckle wallpaper, Design by May Morris c.1883 © William Morris Gallery, London Borough of Waltham Forest

  • William Morris Gallery

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Festive Opening Hours

Dovecot is open Monday to Saturday as usual during the festive period. We will be closed on 23, 24, 25, 26 December, and 1 January. We will close early on 31 December.