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The Legacy of Lucienne and Robin Day: a Partnership Perspective

January 3rd – Summer 2017
JLP Heritage Centre, Cookham

This exhibition reveals the lasting influence of Lucienne and Robin Day in their twenty-five years as joint Design Consultants to the John Lewis Partnership. Their coherent and consistent style, reflecting the enterprising and enlightened ideas behind the co-owned business, can still be identified in the stores today. The Heritage Centre holds an archive of documents and images which chart this relationship, as well as a unique collection of Lucienne Day's own original textiles artwork.

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Lucienne Day Textiles in Pallant Restaurant

January 5th – June 11th
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

In their last years Lucienne and Robin Day made their home in Chichester. Pallant House Gallery holds one of the country’s finest collections of 20th century British art and its restaurant, furnished with Robin Day’s chairs, is hosting a display of Lucienne Day textiles. 

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Lucienne Day's Tesserae carpet

March – December 2017
Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Lucienne Day's carpet design Tesserae (1957) takes pride of place in the Bowes Museum Design Centre Awards display - a rare collection of modern design classics in the newly re-opened Fashion and Textile Gallery.

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Lucienne Day: A Sense of Growth

April 14th – July 16th
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester University

Lucienne Day was a passionate gardener and many of her textile designs were inspired by plant forms. This exhibition curated by Jennifer Harris is part of the gallery's GROW project which promotes the benefits of engaging in horticultural activities to improve mental wellbeing. Participants have worked with Paula Day to select plant-inspired works from the Whitworth's extensive Lucienne Day archive. The exhibition includes a display of Lucienne Day’s gardening implements and images of her own garden.

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Presentation of Lucienne Day Studies Award

Sunday April 30th, 12pm
Armitage Centre, Manchester

To celebrate Lucienne Day’s centenary year, the Foundation has created an Award for Lifetime Contribution to Lucienne Day Studies, in association with the Textile Society. Lucienne Day was the first Honorary President of the Textile Society, a charity dedicated to the study of the history, art and design of textiles. The Lucienne Day Studies Award will be presented by Paula Day at the Textile Society’s annual Antique & Vintage Textile Fair, to be held at the Armitage Centre, Manchester.

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Textile Society Research Day

Saturday May 27th
The Wellcome Collection, London

The Textile Society bienniaI research day ‘Research Strategies IV’ will include papers devoted to research which focuses on the post-war era and the work of designers who were contemporaries of Lucienne Day. Paula Day will speak about the Foundation's Lucienne Day digital archive project.

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Lucienne Day: The Right Line

Wednesday June 7th, 7pm – 8pm
School of Textiles, Coggeshall

Distinguished textile historian and Honorary President of the Textile Society Mary Schoeser will speak about Lucienne Day. The talk will open with a filmed interview with Paula Day, daughter of Lucienne and Robin Day, who will talk about her mother’s design process and her parents’ mutual influence.
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Exhibition at Glasgow School of Art

Late September onwards
Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

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Lucienne Day Silk Mosaics

On permanent display
John Lewis, Kingston

Lucienne Day designed her monumental silk mosaics Aspects of the Sun (1990) and Islands (1991) for the coffee shop at John Lewis, Kingston-upon-Thames. They have recently been rehung and may be viewed in the main store.

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