11 - 3pm, Saturday 16th Jul


Althea McNish: Colour is Mine

A closer look at the work of Caribbean designer Althea McNish and her significance to Twentieth Century Design. An event to accompany the exhibition, Althea McNish: Colour is Mine at the William Morris Gallery until 11 September 2022.

Join us at this special ‘In Focus’ series of talks by experts, discussing the legacy and impact of Althea McNish and her place in the history of British fashion, textiles and interior design. This in-person and online hybrid event includes an online tour of the Althea McNish exhibition and allows plenty of time to ask questions and discuss the themes.

Speakers include:
- Rowan Bain, Principal Curator at William Morris Gallery and Co-Curator of Althea McNish: Colour is Mine - Overview of the - Althea McNish exhibition.
- Rose Sinclair, Co-Curator of Althea McNish: Colour is Mine - “Colour shape and pattern are my medium of expression to produce spontaneous reaction.”
- Anna Buruma, Archivist - Liberty: Althea McNish Designs for Liberty.
- Sandra Shakespeare, Museum & Heritage Consultant and founder director of the Black British Museum Project.
- Dr Michael McMillan, Playwright, Writer, Artist and Scholar - Colour and pattern in the front room: A homage to Althea McNish.
- Sarah Ria Mursal, MA(RCA) History of Design, Lecturer and Production Designer/Art Director - Interior Design of Caribbean women in the home: The hidden history.


Walthamstow Lloyd Park, Forest Rd, E17 4PP