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Lucienne Day: A Sense of Growth

We are delighted to be celebrating the centenary year of one of Britain’s most influential 20th century designers.

Lucienne Day - A Sense of Growth

Best-known for her textiles, Lucienne Day (1917 – 2010) is recognised as a virtuoso pattern designer and colourist. Lucienne Day was an enthusiastic gardener and plant forms inspired many of her textile designs. As part of the nationwide Lucienne Day centenary celebrations, this exhibition opens in spring 2017.

The show is part of the gallery’s GROW project that promotes the benefits of engaging in horticultural activities to improve mental wellbeing. Groups and individuals within the local community who are experiencing social isolation or dealing with issues around mental health will work with Paula Day from the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation to select works to display from the Whitworth’s extensive archive of Lucienne Day designs.

Thursday Lates: Art Alive
13 April, 7pm-8pm
Free, no need to book.
Places for Art Alive floral workshop will be on a first come first served basis.

As part of the nationwide Lucienne Day centenary celebrations, our exhibition Lucienne Day: A Sense of Growth previews in the gallery's Collection Centre on Thursday 13 April, 6pm-8pm. (Art Alive demonstration, 7pm-8pm.)

Art Alive is part of a series of demonstrations and talks based on contemporary floral art. Led by international floral designer Craig Bullock, this particular demonstration is inspired by the work of Lucienne Day. Come along and observe Bullock's creative thinking process, from research to realisation, responding to Lucienne Day's designs to create a 3D floral sculpture.

Exhibition dates: 14 April – 11 June 2017

Find out more about the Lucienne Day Foundation and the Whitworth’s GROW project


Image: Lucienne Day, Dandelion Clocks, screen printed furnishing fabric. Heals Wholesale & Export, 1953. Copyright the Robin & Lucienne Day Foundation