‘Hope for Beauty’ focuses on Kingston Museum’s visually stunning archive of works on paper by artisan Denise Wren. It includes designs for textiles and wallpaper, as well as many newly acquired ceramics, and explores the range of styles she encompassed during her artistic career.
Wren studied at Kingston School of Art under Arts and Crafts designer Archibald Knox yet when Knox quit, Wren and her fellow students formed the Knox Guild of Design and Craft, following Knox’s mantra ‘Aim at order, hope for beauty’. The Guild was based at 24 Market Place, Kingston, displaying their work locally and at the Whitechapel Gallery in East London, before Wren then formed Oxshott Pottery in Surrey.
Opens 15 December 2017 - 07 April 2018
Kingston Museum Opening Times: Tues, Fri, Sat 10 - 5, Thurs 10-7
Kingston Museum has also planned a variety of exciting events and activities throughout the duration of the exhibition, including; a Festive Family Wrapping paper workshop (Friday 15th December 2017), a talk by Dr Christopher Jordan on Oxshott Pottery (Thursday 22nd February 2018, 7pm) plus much more.
Friday 15th of December, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tube: Wimbledon (92 min walk)
Train: Kingston (6 min walk)