Vital Beauty: Re-imagining the buildings of Ruskin Mill Trust

January 9 2020
Vital Beauty exhibition showing items from Ruskin Mill Trust buildings

As part of the celebration of John Ruskin’s life (1819 – 1900) and his contributions, particularly regarding architecture, Ruskin Mill Trust reflected on the re-imagining of six buildings across the Trust, their architectural, economic and social significance and their transformations.

This exhibition looks back through the history of these buildings, referencing John Ruskin’s views on architecture and in particular his book The Seven Lamps of Architecture (1849).

The vision and drive for the restoration and development of these buildings was led by Aonghus Gordon, Founder and Director of Ruskin Mill Trust, guided by the principles of John Ruskin, Rudolf Steiner and William Morris, and informed by the observational methods of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

The work has de-industrialised the buildings, transforming the scorpion’s sting of the industrial revolution into the dove of vital beauty.

When: Runs until Sunday 26 January 2020

Where: Ruskin Mill, Old Bristol Road, Nailsworth GL6 0LA

Tickets: Free entry

Vital Beauty around the country

Ruskin Mill College – Gallery Jan 6th – 26th
Glasshouse College March 2nd to 27th
Argent College July 6th  – 31st
Freeman College May 4th – 29th


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