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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday April 13th, 6pm – 8pm
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Curator Jennifer Harris and Paula Day will open and introduce Lucienne Day: A Sense of Growth. The exhibition will be held in the Collections Centre, which looks out over the Art Garden, and there will be an opportunity to view a short film about the GROW project. This will be followed at 7pm by a Contemporary Floral Art: Art Alive event. You are invited to observe international floral designer Craig Bullock’s thinking process from research to realisation as he responds to Lucienne Day’s designs to create a 3D floral sculpture.
April 14th – June 11th
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester University
Lucienne Day was a passionate gardener and many of her textile designs were inspired by plant forms. The show is part of the gallery's GROW project which promotes the benefits of engaging in horticultural activities to improve mental wellbeing. Groups and individuals within the local community who are experiencing social isolation or dealing with issues around mental health 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.
Sunday April 23rd, 2pm
Farfield Mill, Sedbergh
Paula Day will present an illustrated talk about her mother’s life and career, including her love for the landscapes of Cumbria. Lucienne’s silk mosaic The Howgills will be on display at the event alongside some examples of her printed textiles.
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.
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.
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.
Late September onwards
Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow