What the Folk Say
On the 'To Do' list this month, a visit to the latest exhibition at one of my favourite places, Compton Verney Museum. The 'What the Folk Say' exhibition began last month and goes on until 12th December 2010.
It's a contemporary look at what we consider to be the relevance of folk art today. A number of curators and artists have been invited to choose items they consider to be folk art and display them amongst other artefacts housed at the museum, i.e lurking amidst portraits or sitting proudly next to a bronze.
Here's the bit where you can get involved and join in the debate... Compton Verney is inviting the public to submit images of what they consider folk art to be and load them onto their website. A number of these items & images will then be selected to go on display in the museum between March-December 2011. (I have 1-2 local 'curiosities' in mind, just need to get some decent shots!)
If you'd like to read more go to: www.comptonverney.org.uk