Monday, 17 April 2017

Two More Events, Including One This Week!

This Thursday evening, Andrew Pruss will be giving a talk about three Eden Smith libraries in Toronto... in June we have our Morris/Ruskin symposium, and in July we'll have another book discussion/picnic... all the details can be found on our Future Events tab at the top of this page.

There are more plans in the works, and - remember - members get priority booking on trips and other limited-capacity events. But all our current future events are open to all, so we hope to see you there!

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Announcing This Year's Symposium

Things are warming up at last in Toronto, and last Saturday was particularly special with our society's annual celebration of Morris's birthday (his 183rd!).

Dr. Sheila Latham gave a engrossing and entertaining illustrated presentation to a larger-than-usual audience. The subject was Morris in Oxford, and this was followed (left) by a toast given by Sheila, and birthday cake.

We're still working on other events for the year, but in the meantime, our annual symposium has been announced and it's a special one, co-hosted with The Guild of St. George:


“The hand, the head, and the heart”: Ruskin, Morris, and Craftsmanship Today

Claude T. Bissell Building
Room 205
University of Toronto, St. George Campus
June 3, 2017
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

This one-day event is jointly hosted by The Guild of St. George and the William Morris Society of Canada. The symposium will focus on the influence of John Ruskin and William Morris on craftsmanship, both in their own time and on those who continue to honour that legacy in their work today. The day will feature scholars and artists from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

For more details, visit our Future Events tab at the top of this page.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

March Means...Birthday Time!

Birthday Boy William Morris will be feted by the society on Saturday, March 25. For all the details, visit our "Future Events" tab above.

There'll be a lecture by Sheila Latham on Morris's time in Oxford. And there'll be cake.

Illustration: the murals at the Oxford Union, created by Morris and friends.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Join us This Saturday!

Group tour of the exhibition Sheila Hicks: Material Voices
11:15 a.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2017
The Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Avenue, Toronto

Entrance fee at the door: $10
TTC directions: St. Patrick subway station

Drawing on global weaving traditions as well as the history of painting, sculpture, graphic design and architecture, American artist Sheila Hicks has redefined the role of fibre in art. The exhibition Sheila Hicks: Material Voices spans 50 years of her prolific artistic career

Keep checking our Future Events tab at the top of the page for more information.

See you Saturday!