Be Magnificent: Walthamstow School of Art 1957-1967

Walthamstow School of Art cultivated some of the most influential creative talent of the 1950s and 60s. Leading names in art, fashion, music and film studied and taught here - including Pop Artists Peter Blake and Derek Boshier, musician Ian Dury, filmmakers Ken Russell and Peter Greenaway and fashion designers Celia Birtwell, Marion Foale and Sally Tuffin.

The exhibition in the William Morris Gallery and Vestry House Museum will explore this radical era at the School; showing the early work of these seminal artists and designers and revealing how they were encouraged to explore their creative imagination- taking art and culture in radical new directions.


Credit: Self Portrait with Badges by Peter Blake, 1961 ©Peter Blake, All rights Reserved, DACS 2017