May Morris: Art & Life

Rowan Bain at William Morris Gallery, London

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£15,537 raised
228 funders

Funded 14 Jul 2017

0% funded

103% funded

May Morris was one of the most important figures of the Arts and Crafts movement. A successful designer of wallpaper, jewellery and woven textiles, she was most influential as a pioneer of art embroidery – her work and expertise were in demand across the world. But her achievements have for too long been overshadowed by her more famous father, William Morris.

We think it’s time May was recognised for her own talents. That’s why we’re asking for your help in raising £15,000 to create May Morris: Art & Life, a major new exhibition of May’s work. If our campaign is successful we can bring together rarely seen embroideries, costumes, jewellery, works on paper and personal items from collections across the country – and display them side by side for the first time.

And the great news is that we only need to raise two-thirds of our total. If we successfully raise £10,000 we will unlock a further £5,000 pledged by a private donor through Art Fund, enabling us to carry out vital conservation work on fragile objects included in the exhibition. 

If you have any questions or need help donating, contact arthappens@artfund.org

May Morris: Art & Life - an update

By Rowan Bain

May Morris: Art & Life looks like it will be one of our most successful exhibitions... Read more

May Morris: Art & Life is now open!

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Thanks to your generous support, we've given May Morris the recognition she deserves... Read more

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Thank you for helping us reach 67%

By Rowan Bain

We've reached 67%, which means that we'veTh unlocked the last £5,000 of match funding we needed to get us to our target!... Read more

May Morris and the Women's Guild of Arts

By Rowan Bain

In a direct response to the continued exclusion of women artists, May Morris founded the Women's Guild of Arts... Read more

May Morris: Art & Life - the exhibition

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Our plans for a major new exhibition on May Morris's life and work... Read more

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Kate, London

3 days ago

Hi Beth,

Thanks for getting in touch. The tote bag and afternoon tea vouchers should arrive next week. Kate @ArtFund

Beth, Kenley

5 days ago

Hello,

When can I expect tp receive my gift? I contributed to this - tote bag and afternoon tea for myself and my daughter. I have heard nothing.

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May Morris, Honeysuckle wallpaper, 1883

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