April 1895: Art and Crafts Exhibition, in the Queen’s Rooms

An article on page two of the Glasgow Evening News (Glasgow Evening Post, in The British Newspaper Archive), on

Friday the 5th of April, 1895, reads:


“Great things in the applied arts will be seen at the exhibition to be opened in the Queen’s Rooms to-morrow.

Many of the leading lights of arts and crafts renown in London, which includes William Morris, Walter Crane,

Lorimer Heaton, &c., and Edinburgh will be represented. Then Glasgow, too, will be well represented. Mr Newbery,

who has taken a prominent part in the scheme—in fact, being the convener of the committee—assures us that the

exhibition is not one where the amateur will be much en evidence, and that the show will be one of much interest,

alike in the different branches of the arts and crafts, pictures and photography. In the picture section the hangers

are Sir Francis Powell, John Lavery, and James Guthrie. The exhibition will be open from the 6th to 11th instant.”



The British Newspaper Archive.



George Fairfull-Smith, February 2024.