Past Events

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PAST EVENTS

Past Events from the Decorative Arts Society

Private View of British Art Pottery at Woolley & Wallis

UK EVENT

Sat 23 Nov 2019

Woolley & Wallis invite DAS members to view the British Art Pottery auction which includes the Martin Brothers collection of George Twyman. This academic collection has over 200 pieces of Martin...

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AGM at Sotheby’s Institute of Art

UK EVENT

Sat 09 Nov 2019

The DAS AGM will be held again at Sotheby’s Institute of Art by kind permission of the Director. The formal proceedings will be followed by brief talks by recipients of recent DAS grants...

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Visit to Royal Holloway College

UK EVENT

Wed 06 Nov 2019

Senior Curator Laura MacCullogh and Dr Imogen Tedbury will lead the visit to Royal Holloway College in Egham, Surrey. This great ‘Temple of Victorian Art’ was built in the French Renaissance...

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A Private Visit to Cressida Bell’s Studio

UK EVENT

Wed 16 Oct 2019

Cressida Bell, the granddaughter of Vanessa Bell, will give an introductory talk encompassing her Bloomsbury heritage and her own practices as a contemporary artist, designer and maker. Cressida,...

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David Parr House and Mill Road Cemetery, Cambridge

UK EVENT

Thu 10 Oct 2019

186 Gwydir Street is a small terraced house bought in 1886 by David Parr, a working-class ‘artist-decorator’ employed by F.R. Leach & Sons. They are known for their work in Cambridge on Queens’...

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Visit to a Private Collection in Chelsea

UK EVENT

Wed 02 Oct 2019

The house was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for the painter, Harold Squire, in 1920 and completed in 1923. Augustus John was a guest there in the late 1930s and it was bought by Edward Le...

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Arts & Crafts in Ireland: Dublin to Cork

FOREIGN STUDY TOUR

Mon 23 Sep 2019

Highlights around Dublin will include a visit to Lambay Island to see the house designed by Edwin Lutyens for the Baring family (weather-dependent), Farmleigh in the Phoenix Park (donated to the...

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Two Private Houses, Gimson and the Dryad Collection, Leicester

UK EVENT

Tue 17 Sep 2019

Along with its superb group of works by Ernest Gimson and other Arts & Crafts designers, Leicester Museum has a collection of folk art from around the world gathered by Harry Peach, founder of...

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Christ’s Hospital and Brangwyn Murals

UK EVENT

Wed 11 Sep 2019

Christ’s Hospital school and its distinctive uniform date back to 1552. The current campus was designed by Aston Webb and E. Ingress Bell at the turn of the 20th century and Brangwyn painted 16...

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Study Day at Chertsey Museum

UK EVENT

Tue 02 Jul 2019

Keeper of Costume Grace Evans and Curator Emma Warren will lead a study day focusing on the Olive Matthews Collection of Dress at Chertsey Museum, a treasure trove of dress and local history...

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