News: Kingfisher Graphics are proud sponsors of the Whitworth Art Gallery Wallpaper Exhibition:
29 January – 9 October 2016
Continuing the celebration of post-war design this show features highlights from the Whitworth’s collection of 1950s and 60s wallpapers.
At the heart of the exhibition are papers from the ‘Palladio’ range that signalled wallpaper’s revival after it fell out of favour with modernist architects. Including designs by Roger Nicholson, Audrey Levy and Lucienne Day the wallpapers on display will take you through abstraction, pop, op-art and psychedelia.
The Whitworth’s collection is made up of more than 5,000 examples,the bulk of which were given to the gallery in 1967 by The Wall Paper Manufacturers Ltd. The Whitworth felt like a fitting home for the products of an industry whose mechanisation, like that of textiles, was pioneered in the North West. Since the 1970s, further donations and purchases have helped make the collection one of the most important in the country.
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