Women of the Arts & Crafts Movement

15 September 2017 – 1 January 2018

In anticipation of Lakeland Arts’ 2018 programme celebrating the 1918 Representation of People’s Act in which women first received the right to vote in the UK, this exhibition highlights the diverse skills of the women artists and designers associated with the Arts & Crafts Movement.

The show recognises works by women artists whose contributions have often been overlooked, or wrongly attributed in favour of a more prominent male family member.

Textiles, jewellery, bookbinding, enamels and illustrations by May Morris, Margaret Macdonald, Ann Macbeth and Phoebe Anna Traquair will be displayed, with loans from the Victoria & Albert Museum and National Museum of Scotland.


Caption: Margaret Macdonald, Embroidered Silk Lampshade Panel (detail), c.1903 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London


Further information
  • Open 10.30 am – 5.00pm (4pm Nov-Mar)
  • Adult £8.50 (without donation £7.70); Friends, Patrons & Benefactors FREE; Free admission for young people up to the age of 16 and full-time students over; National Art Pass 50% discount
  • Location Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3J
  • For more information please call 015394 46139