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Lucienne Day: Living Design touring exhibition, first stop the Museum of Carpet

Industry News for Gallery – Published 12th Jun 17

The Museum of Carpet in Kidderminster is celebrating Lucienne Day’s centenary by showing the touring exhibition Lucienne Day: Living Design alongside their own unique archive collection of original hand painted carpet designs by Lucienne Day. The Carpet Museum is the only museum in the UK dedicated to carpets and carpet making.

The exhibition tells the story of Lucienne Day’s design career, celebrating the life and work of one of most influential designers of the post-war generation, unfolding a sequence of photographs drawn from the archives of the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation. Lucienne Day: Living Design launched a year-long nationwide programme of exhibitions, events, award and collaboration for 2017 across leading cultural organisations, galleries and creative institutions in partnership with The Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation.

The exhibition also includes Lucienne’s prolific output of patterns for furnishing and dress fabrics, table linen, carpets, wallpapers and ceramics. Lucienne’s designs for curtains, dress fabrics and tea towels are also celebrated, demonstrating the continuing vitality of Lucienne’s design legacy.

The exhibition, curated by Deputy Vice Chancellor Emma Hunt and Paula Day, has drawn visitors from all over the UK, received national press coverage and engaged schools through numerous talks, workshops and visits.

Read more about Lucienne Day: Living Design.

TOURING VENUES

The exhibition begins at the Museum of Carpet, Kidderminster, Worcestershire
1 July to 30 September 2017 followed by;

Vertical Gallery, Manchester School of Art, Manchester
7 October to 20 November 2017

New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, Gloustershire
March 2018 to May 2018