Mark Hearld at Compton Verney May 04 2018

Earlier in 2018 Compton Verney opened their redisplayed British Folk Art Collection, curated by artist/designer Mark Hearld.

Mark also created a series of new works responding to the collection, including collage pieces, metalwork silhouettes and our recently launched Compton Verney wallpaper which forms the back drop to much of the new display.

Visitors to Compton Verney will enjoy the largest collection of British folk art in the UK.

Folk art is a wide-ranging term which often includes objects made by untrained artists, or made by people trained as sign-painters who were able to use their painting skills to make their own artworks. Terms such as ‘people’s art’ or ‘popular art’ are also widely used.

Works in the collection are extremely diverse and include weathervanes, shop signs, paintings of prize animals, street scenes, furniture, agricultural implements and collage pictures. The collection also includes a work by highly regarded folk artist Alfred Wallis.

Here are a few photographs from Compton Verney - you can find out more about the collection online.

You might also be interested in Mark Hearld's Compton Verney wallpaper, designed for St Jude's.