"Distant Fellowship" sees one of Studio Carrom's fabric designs wrapped around the entrance gateposts of Fellowship Square, creating a bright, bold and thought-provoking intervention.
The new pattern, hand printed in India using hand carved wooden blocks, has been developed for their current exhibition at the William Morris Gallery, Distant Fellowship: Morris & South Asia, where they explore Morris’s connections with South Asia and look at how his work and ideas can still be relevant to a contemporary multi-cultural society.
Come and see their beautiful designs around the brand new fountain any day from 17 July. The Fellowship Square installation will be removed 15 August, but visitors can enjoy Distant Fellowship at The William Morris Gallery until 19 September 2021. The Gallery, on Forest Road, is an 8 minute walk from Fellowship Square. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am – 5pm, admission free.
Studio Carrom is a multidisciplinary design studio based in London and Bangalore founded by Priya Sundram and Nia Thandapani. The Studio works on a variety of scales from designing hand carved wood blocks to large-scale public installations, collaborating with arts, culture and heritage organisations on projects which explore and celebrate cultural diversity through a wide variety of media.
The William Morris Gallery offers visitors of all ages an intense and personal encounter with the revolutionary Victorian designer, craftsman, writer and campaigner William Morris, born in Walthamstow in 1834.
The galleries are arranged thematically, and centre on an internationally-significant collection of textiles, furniture, ceramics, paintings, designs and personal items connected with Morris and his associates, including the Pre-Raphaelite artists. The William Morris Gallery is owned and operated by Waltham Forest Council.