Study Mornings at the Warner Textile Archive

To reserve your place on one of our study mornings please contact us on 01376 316780.

Exhibition Study Morning
Date: Thursday 18th October
Time: 10am – 1pm
Cost: £15 including light refreshments

Join our Archivist, Hannah Auerbach George, for an in-depth exploration of our exhibition, Warner’s in Colour; A Tool for Design. These exclusive study mornings will begin with a guided tour of the Main Gallery displays and a talk about the research conducted for the exhibition. Hannah will explain the processes involved in screen printing, dyeing and weaving with colour as used by Warner & Sons. After a break for refreshments the morning will conclude with a look at some exhibition related pieces, that are not on public display, in the Archive Store.

Enid Marx Study Day
Date: Thursday 11th October
Time: 10am – 1pm
Leader: Alan Powers, Emma Sewell, Hannah Auerbach George
Cost: £20 including light refreshments

Enid Marx was one of the defining contributors to 20thC design. Working across a range of mediums from textiles to illustration her designs can be found on book covers to tube seats. Join us for a talk from leading 20thC design historian and Marx’s biographer, Alan Powers. This will be followed by a trip into the Archive store to view some examples of Marx’s designs and other textiles of the period including designs by Marianne Straub and Dora Batty. The morning will conclude with a talk from Emma Sewell one half of woven design studio Wallace & Sewell. Wallace & Sewell recently designed a new range of moquettes for Transport for London, following in the footsteps of Marx, Straub and Batty.

All talks take place at:
Warner Textile Archive, Silks Way, Braintree CM7 3GB

Archive doors open 15 minutes ahead of the talk’s start time.
Free parking is available adjacent to the Archive for a limited number of vehicles. Alternatively, we are a five minute walk from Braintree Town railway station and Braintree Bus Park.

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