Sublime Symmetry: The Mathematics Behind William De Morgan’s Ceramic Designs

      Sublime Symmetry is coming to The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery, Bournemouth

From 14th June 2019 - 3rd February 2020



William De Morgan was undoubtedly the most intriguing and inventive ceramic designer of the late Victorian period. 

Sublime Symmetry showcases magnificent ceramics from the De Morgan Collection to reveal the mathematical concepts which are the basis for William De Morgan's beautiful and colourful ceramic designs.

Children and whole families will be able to explore the patterns, shapes and symmetry in De Morgan’s elaborately decorated tiles and pots. Making learning maths fun, there will be interactive games and a family trail that can be enjoyed by budding mathematicians young and old. The exhibition is supported by an exciting schools programme and teacher information pack aimed at Key Stage 2.

Once the dream home of Merton and Annie Russell-Cotes on a cliffedge, overlooking the sea, today the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery is a unique museum with lavish interiors and an enviable Victorian art collection. We are very excited to bring Sublime Symmetry to Bournemouth this summer.