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.
14 April – 16 July 2017
Image: Lucienne Day, Dandelion Clocks, screen printed furnishing fabric. Heals Wholesale & Export, 1953. Copyright the Robin & Lucienne Day Foundation