Walthamstow’s William Morris Gallery launched a 30-day crowdfunding campaign on July 25 in a bid for the final £15,000 needed to stage Pioneers: William Morris and the Bauhaus.
It is planned for October, coinciding with the Bauhaus centenary.
“This exhibition represents a unique opportunity to bring world-class objects to new audiences in London, showcasing aspects of the Bauhaus – such as the centrality of craft – that are often overlooked,” says Roisin Inglesby, curator at the William Morris Gallery.
Morris, a Victorian designer, and the later German art school both believed in unity of fine art and craft and the integrity of design. Organisers aim to examine the social implications of both movements, particularly the importance of community and collaboration, the integral role of women practitioners in the communities and the conviction that design could change the world.
The fundraising campaign is accessible on the Art Fund’s Art Happens site. Rewards such as postcard packs, prints and accessories inspired by Morris and the Bauhaus are available for donations of £5 and up.
Art Happens with Art Fund is a UK crowdfunding platform for museums and galleries. Since launching in 2014, 39 museums have raised over £600,000 for art and cultural projects.