• Would William Morris Approve? The Arts and Crafts Movement in Scotland

Explore how the arts and crafts movement evolved and developed in Scotland, with Simon Green of Historic Environment Scotland.

A talk examining the different ways that the influence of William Morris has manifested itself in Scotland. Each generation responds in different ways to William Morris’s ideas that were embodied in the Arts and Crafts Movement and these ideas are still potent today.  

Although the subject is huge the talk will look at buildings, metalwork, stained glass, furniture, sculpture, painting and of course tapestry. It will include the work of practitioners such as Robert Lorimer, Thomas Hadden, Douglas Strachan, Phyllis Bone, William Skeoch Cumming, Tim Stead and Pheobe Traquair. The talk will celebrate some of the rich diversity that is the ever-evolving Arts and Crafts Movement in Scotland.

Price: £12  BOOK NOW

Images: Stained glass window showing detail of The Creation and The Revelation by Douglas Strachan 1914 in Lowson Memorial Church, Forfar, Scotland. Copyright HES. 

About Simon Green

Simon Green is an architectural historian in the building survey team at Historic Environment Scotland. He has worked throughout Scotland teasing out the architectural development of the country’s rich and varied architectural heritage. He has published and lectured on a wide range of building related subjects and has a particular interest in the architecture of the arts and crafts movement in Scotland. He has written a book on Dumfries House in Ayrshire: Dumfries House an architectural story and is the past President of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland. 

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