The events listed will be held in the Morris & Co. exhibition spaces.


Art in the Morning: Floortalk with Peter Vangioni

Saturday 22 March, 8.30 am

Meet in Alchemy for a light breakfast followed by a private viewing of the exhibition with Gallery curator Peter Vangioni. William Morris said, ‘Give me love and work – these two only.’

Learn about the work of this extraordinary designer and some of his loves, including traditional craftsmanship, his writings and socialism.

$35, Friends $20 (includes breakfast and discounted entry fee). Email friends@ccc.govt.nz or tel 941 7356 to register.


Kelmscott Press: Morris’s Printing Adventure

Sunday 6 April, 1 pm

Gallery curator Peter Vangioni discusses Morris’s private press, which set new standards for high-quality book production.

Exhibition admission charges apply.


Weekend Art Bite: Adoration of the Magi

Saturday 14 June, 2 pm

Join acclaimed tapestry artist Marilyn Rea Menzies to hear more about the making of this stunning work, described as 'one of the finest pieces in the world'.

Exhibition admission charges apply.


Weekend Art Bite: Acanthus Portiere by Mary Morris

Saturday 21 June, 2 pm

Floral and botanical designs dominated Morris's embroidery patterns, referred to as 'gardening with silk and gold thread'. Sara Newman discusses this stunning Morris & Co. example.

Exhibition admission charges apply.


Weekend Art Bite: Jane Morris by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Saturday 28 June, 2 pm

The beautiful wife of William Morris was the subject of many Rossetti portraits - this delicate sketch was drawn towards the end of the closest period in their relationship. Sandra Ellis delves into the private lives of these three intriguing characters.

Exhibition admission charges apply.