Thursday, 21 November 2019

Lecture: Guild Park and Gardens


Guild Park and Gardens: Past, Present, and Future
Thursday November 21st, 2019. 7:00pm
University College, University of Toronto, Room 140
15 King's College Circle, Toronto
(Queen's Park Subway station)


John Mason will present an illustrated lecture on the history and future of Guild Park and Gardens (formerly known as Guildwood Park) including the inspiration its founders drew from the Arts and Crafts movement and their own passion for natural and architectural heritage preservation. 

Inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, Rosa and Spencer Clark in 1932 decided to model their recently purchased property into the Canadian equivalent of Roycroft. They duly founded the “Guild of All Arts” on the Scarborough bluffs, providing a home and a forum for artists and artisans. Many of these were contemporaries or students of members of the Group and Seven whose influence is evident in the work produced on the site. Over ensuing decades, the Clarks built a reputation as patrons of the arts and preservationists, amassing a huge art collection and preserving architectural fragments from dozens of demolished buildings in Toronto.

Monday, 11 November 2019

Loewe: William De Morgan Collection


Premiering November 14, 2019.

 The work of British ceramicist William De Morgan is celebrated in LOEWE's new capsule collection conceived as a world of colour, texture and playful imagination.

De Morgan was renowned for his Arts and Crafts tile designs. Now his fantastic creatures and floral arabesques are reimagined in this capsule collection of ready-to-wear, accessories and charms for both men and women. Certain details are enlarged on coats and bags, while others are hand-stitched onto oversized scarves and knitwear. Some garments, such as a woollen dragon’s tail, or a horned knitted beanie, remake the wearer as a monster themselves. This is a collection in which the imagination is set free, and the magical is blended with the everyday.

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

The Victorian House of Arts and Crafts


A new series by the BBC!

In a timely social experiment, six modern day craftspeople are sent 'back in time' to live in a remote country house where they immerse themselves in the idealistic dreams of Arts and Crafts visionaries.
A group of 21st-century crafters move in to a late-1800s Victorian Arts & Crafts commune in the Welsh hills to renovate four of the key rooms in the house.

Find it online, or it will air in Canada on TVO Wednesday December 25th at 7pm.