Private Paradise

Do you want to enter another world as you walk into your living room or bedroom?

By Lee Isherwood | February 7th '11

Where: Oxford Rd, Manchester, – 0161 235 8888   map

When: 19th Feb –  Summer 2011.

Website: www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk

What: Do you want to enter another world as you walk into your living room or bedroom?

Do your dream locations feature mysterious landscapes and exotic architecture?

Or do you just long for a peaceful English garden?

Since the 19th century wallpaper has been providing exotic floral arrangements for tired interiors and armchair travel for the bored aristocrat.

Alongside views from large-scale, historic scenic wallpapers, this exhibition features work by two contemporary artists who have looked to the past for inspiration and have come up with slightly offbeat responses to our desire for escape to a private paradise.

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