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Ernest Gimson | Arts & Crafts Designer and Architect

Scottish National Gallery Hawthornden Lecture Theatre
  • Tuesday 11 October, 6-8pm

Booking essential


Described by Pevsner as the greatest of the English artist-craftsmen, Ernest Gimson (1864-1919) was a central figure in the British Arts & Crafts Movement. After training in Leicester and London in the 1880s, he moved to the deep countryside of the Cotswolds in 1893. There he established workshops renowned for their distinctive style and superb quality, giving employment to many skilled craftsmen.

This talk by Annette Carruthers, Honorary Senior Lecturer at St Andrew’s University, will cover his work as an architect and designer of furniture, metalwork, plaster decoration and embroidery, as well as his links with several Scottish architect-designers.

This event has been rescheduled from our cancelled events programme from Spring 2020.

Ernest Gimson © The Cheltenham Trust / Cheltenham Borough Council

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Event accessibility

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  • Hearing loop

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The Scottish National Gallery can be found just off Princes Street in the city centre.

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  • Open daily, 10am-5pm
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

Lecture or talk Our Friends

Ernest Gimson | Arts & Crafts Designer and Architect

Booking essential
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