Coffee morning talk 174 Ernest Gimson and the impact of the Cotswolds

Date(s) - 28th Oct 2019

The Wilson


The Arts & Crafts Movement designer and architect Ernest Gimson grew up in Leicester and completed his training in London. Moving to the Cotswolds in 1893 was a radical and life-changing experience which had an impact on every aspect of his work. This illustrated talk will look at how Cotswold craft traditions helped to shape his designs – architecture, plasterwork, furniture and metalwork – and the influence of nature and the countryside on his life and work. Images will of course include pieces from Cheltenham’s collection but also from public and private collections countrywide.
This talk, by Mary Greensted, is being given as part of Gimson 100, a year-long celebration of the work of one of the seminal figures of the Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain coinciding with the centenary of his death in August 1919. Other events include the publication by Yale University Press of Ernest Gimson: Arts & Crafts Movement Designer and Architect by Annette Carruthers, Mary Greensted and Barley Roscoe in October and an exhibition at The Wilson opening on 23rd November. .

Time: Coffee from 10:30. Speaker: 11:00-12:00. Cost: £10.

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