This exhibition has now closed, find out what else is going on at William Morris Gallery



Initiated and supported by the Art Fund, the tour of Jeremy Deller’s Venice Biennale exhibition kicks off in Walthamstow.

English Magic on tour

  • 1 June – 24 November 2013: British Pavilion, Venice Biennale
  • 18 January – 30 March 2014: William Morris Gallery, London Borough of Walthamstow Forest

  • 12 April – 21 September 2014: Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

  • 11 October 2014 – 11 January 2015: Turner Contemporary, Margate

The gallery makes for a particularly apt venue considering its former resident and namesake William Morris, stars in one of the central murals of the display.

Here he is painted as a colossus, hurling Roman Abramovich’s yacht Luna into the Venetian lagoon. The mural makes reference to Morris’ advocacy for socialism, depicting the colossus taking revenge on the capitalist multi-millionaires who now rampage around the Biennale during opening week.

Jeremy Deller has selected politically-themed items from the gallery's collection to display alongside his own material, which was first shown in Venice in 2013.

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As well as work by contemporary designers and makers the shop stocks a range of products featuring William Morris’ prints and a wide selection of books for anyone interested in finding out more about Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement.


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