The exhibition commemorates the centenary of the Haworth Art Gallery
This year marks the centenary of when the house, gardens and art collection belonging to William and Anne Haworth were bequeathed to the people of Accrington, Lancashire, for use as a public art gallery, museum and park.
In conjunction with the Friends of Haworth Art Gallery, an exhibition was co-hosted to tell the story of why the Haworths donated the beautiful Arts and Crafts House and Gardens to the people of Accrington, now Hyndburn.
Stories of the Haworth’s love for their town and the people who came to live there, the cotton industry that shaped the town and the process of building their Hollins Hill home, now Haworth Art Gallery, reveal the beginnings of an artistic and cultural resources of the city.
The exhibit provides an opportunity to see beautiful artifacts, archives and paintings from the Haworth Bequest, images of life in Accrington a century ago, and the architect’s original hand-drawn designs for the house.
Some of the written information and photographs in the exhibit are based on years of research and are brought together for the first time.
Earlier this year, children from the local primary school in Baxenden St John’s visited the gallery to learn about the Arts and Crafts style of the early 1900s and used that inspiration to create inspiring works of art and insightful that are part of the exhibition which runs from today to September 19, 2021.
The opening hours of the gallery are Wednesday to Sunday, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free. Please note that the gallery is still operating under social distancing guidelines.