Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Peggy Angus: Designer, Teacher, Painter

The exhibition about the artist and designer Peggy Angus at the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne finishes  on the 21st September, but you can still catch it if you hurry.  It's worth a trip to the seaside to see it.

wallpaper designed by Peggy Angus, around 1965
Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, BADDA4726

Despite being a contemporary of Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious, Peggy Angus was less well known as an artist and designer until a few years ago.  We held an exhibition of her work at the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, back in 2003, focusing on the designs for tiles and wallpapers that she developed after the Second World War.  The current exhibition takes a look at these as well, but shows how they the were the logical extension of her ideas about art, and creativity, and their centrality to everyday life.

An excellent and well illustrated book to accompany the current exhibition is available now.
And we still have a few copies of the publication which accompanied our own exhibition, Patterns for Postwar Britain - the Tile Designs of Peggy Angus, by Katie Arber, which is referenced in the current book, and can be ordered from the Middlesex University online shop.


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