New News from Nowhere Feb 2006

This was a group show celebrating the 100 years since the death of William Morris. Selected artists were asked to respond to artifacts and artworks in the permanent collection of The William Morris Museum in Walthamstow London. In his book “News from Nowhere” Morris speculates on a post-industrial utopia ,a rural idyll situated on the outskirts of London. I responded very strongly to an engraving by the artist and illustrator Walter Crane. He had a small engraving called “The Triumph of Labour” and the irony of this was too compelling to overlook. I created a large plate etching called “The Triumph of Consumption” for this exhibition.

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