Wonderfully Wild Wallpaper from the Whitworth

Wonderfully Wild Wallpaper from the Whitworth

The other week when my friend and I visited The Vintage Fair at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester, we took a quick walk through the galleries other collections, which included a small permanent collection of wallpaper. Whilst I’m told the gallery has a much larger collection they bring out on occassion, the small, permanent collection is also quite interesting. Though not many papers were on show, the ones that were were quite interesting and ranged in topics. I quite enjoyed the few wallpapers, that from a distance looked like a classical scene, turned out on closer inspection to be a bit naughty! On the other side of the gallery space, they also had a charming Cindy wallpaper (amongst football, Barbie and cowboy wallpapers) from the 1960s which I loved.