• Edward Bawden and Dovecot Studios: an enduring collaboration

Edward Bawden Abydos Tapestries at Morley College
In 1930, the refreshment room murals at Morley College, South London’s legendary home of adult education, were opened amid international press acclaim. Edward Bawden was one of the young artists involved, and 25 years after his death, the college marks its 125th anniversary in Morley College’s own gallery with an exhibition focused on Bawden’s genius at telling stories in pictures. The Edward Bawden Dovecot Studios tapestries; Abydos (Man with Ox) and Abydos (Doves and Dovecots) both woven in 2011 will form part of this exhibition Edward Bawden Storyteller at Morley Gallery between 4–26 November at Morley College.

Associated event:
David Weir, Director of Dovecot Tapestry Studios explores the nature of tapestry collaboration between artist and artist weaver, charting the ‘alchemy’ woven into the Studios’ continuing collaborations with artists and designers today.

The talk is on the 5 November at 5pm and takes place at;

Morley Gallery, Textiles Studio, E21, in the Nancy Seear building, King Edward Walk, SE1 7HT.

The talk is free but registration is essential, to book tickets please contact Morley College directly at;

Morley College
61 Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7HT

020 7450 1889


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