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July – October 2013

What’s On Art / Events / Parkland / Family friendly / Café / Shop


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Title title title Compton Verney

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Director’s Welcome Now that the sun has finally emerged, Nature is the overarching theme at Compton Verney this summer and autumn. The stunning combination of world-class exhibitions and wonderful parkland make this a must-see season for everyone. Our summer exhibition Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature and its contemporary complement, Re-Viewing the Landscape, will give you an exciting and surprising new perspective on how leading British artists of both the Regency and of today portrayed Nature. To gain a further insight into Nature, come and see the colourful new planting in the Grounds and inhabit artist Hilary Jack’s marvellous giant Empty Nest. We have also expanded the Nature in our Grounds, with some beehives and bees. We’ve installed two hives which we intend to establish during 2013, along with a number of wildflowers throughout an adjacent lawn.

You can keep up to date on Grounds development by following our Head of Garden and Landscapes’ blog on our newly launched Grounds pages of our website. On top of all this, there’s our awardwinning café run by Aubrey Allen – who were recently awarded the Royal Warrant – and the exciting new ranges in our fabulous shop. So please do come and see us very soon, and experience Nature at first hand.

Day tickets For tickets, booking and general enquiries please call 01926 645 500

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Collections & Grounds

Exhibitions, Collections & Grounds

Adult

£6.00

£13.00

Concession**

£5.00

£11.00

£12.00

£26.00

£2.50

£2.50

Free

Free

£4.00

£8.90

Family Child (5 – 15yrs) Child Under 5 Pre-booked groups 15+***

**Students, over 60s and unwaged ***To make a group booking call 01926 645 516 Dr Steven Parissien, Director

Naples Collection © Andy Stammers

JOIN US

Support us and enable us to share our passion for art with as many people as possible.

Membership Group visits Compton Verney makes an ideal venue for a group visit. For groups of 15 or more, we can create a day tailored to your needs and interests with discounted admission, bespoke tours, special menus and exclusive shop offers. We are currently taking bookings for this season and for Moore Rodin in 2014 (See page 18 for more details). Please contact Emily for details on 01926 645 516.

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Front cover: Detail from John Constable, The Grove, Hampstead, oil paint on canvas, c.1821-2 © Tate,

London 2013

The ideal venue for your special event Compton Verney has a wide range of beautiful rooms, with fantastic on-site catering, free parking and a dedicated Events Manager who will create your own bespoke event. The gallery provides a peaceful, stunning and unique setting perfect for birthday parties, anniversary celebrations and special occasions. To enquire about hiring Compton Verney call Harriet on 01926 645 521.

Our Membership gives you unlimited entry to the gallery, grounds and exhibitions for 12 months*, special discounted rates for events and you can make table reservations in our Café. If you’re visiting us more than twice in the next 12 months, then our membership is great value for money and could save you up to £30!

Adult £26

Joint £48

Family £52

Season Pass Become a Season Pass holder and enjoy our collections and grounds unlimited for 12 months*. A great idea if you want to bring the family along to one of our events or to visit the playground.

Adult £12

Joint £22

*During our open season

Family £24

Child £5

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Nature at its best

Summer exhibition

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Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature.

Works from the Tate Collection

Buy Sketching

from Nature

Exhibition

for £14.99

Sat 13 July – Sun 22 September

£24.99

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This is a rare opportunity to see extraordinary works that have not been seen together before.

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Compton Verney will premiere this major exhibition which includes approximately 60 works by Turner, Constable and their contemporaries, including John Sell Cotman, John Linnell and Francis Danby. These works from the Tate collections provide a unique exploration of the art of oil sketching in the landscape rather than in the studio, which became fashionable in the late 18th and 19th centuries.

CAN $00.00 US $00.00 6-206-9 978-1-8497

Included in exhibition, collections and grounds admission.

Available from our shop or online www.comptonverneyshop.org.uk

John Constable, Brightwell Church and Village, oil on wood, 1815 © Tate, London 2012

Re-Viewing the Landscape: A Contemporary Response

Daily exhibition tours

Exhibition Sat 13 July – Sun 22 September

From Sat 20 July, 12 noon and 1.30pm

This exhibition provides a contemporary response to depicting and exploring landscape. It brings together works by six diverse contemporary artists: Simon Faithfull, Julian Opie, Jo Roberts, Paul Ryan, George Shaw and Sarah Woodfine. These artists have used a variety of media – from traditional sketchbooks to digital animation – to explore the landscape around them.

A 45 minute tour of Turner and Constable and Re-Viewing the Landscape.

Simon Faithfull, Jo Roberts and Paul Ryan have created new work for this exhibition. Jo Roberts is also our artist inresidence throughout the summer (see page 13 for details).

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Exhibition tours

Included in exhibition, collections and grounds admission.

No advance booking. Please sign up on arrival. Places are limited. Included in exhibition, collections and grounds admission. George Shaw, Study for ‘Your End’, 2010, Humbrol enamel on card, © The Artist, Courtesy Wilkinson Gallery, London

Understanding Art talks See page 16 for full details.

Turner and Constable: Capturing Nature Fri 2 August, 3pm

The New Art of Landscape

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Fri 6 September, 3pm

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Supporting regional artists

Showcase

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Diary Date

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July

Outside In: Central Until Sun 15 December

until 15 Dec

Showcase Outside In: Central

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until 15 Dec

Art in the Grounds Empty Nest

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until 15 Dec

Resource room Outside In

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Collection in focus Folk Art Objects

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Daily tour My favourite object

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13 - 22 Sept

Exhibition Re-viewing the Landscape: A Contemporary Response

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13 - 22 Sept

Exhibition Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature. Works from the Tate collection

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13 - 22 Sept

Family activity A light on landscape

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until 1 Sept Until 11 Oct

Outside In continues throughout the summer months, so don’t miss the opportunity to see new and innovative work by artists from across the central region. This inspiring exhibition is generating a ‘gentle revolution’, enabling all those who create to have their work seen and valued. Six of the artists included have selected work from Compton Verney’s important British Folk Art collection to show alongside their own.

12 noon

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2.30pm

Curator's tour Outside In: Central

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6pm

Fundraising Concert and wine tasting

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20 - 22 Sept

12noon and 1.30pm

Daily tour Exhibition tours

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Family trail Viewing boxes

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11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm

Creative walk with Jo Roberts

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1.30pm

Tour Head Groundsman's tour

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3pm

Understanding Art talk Turner and Constable: Capturing Nature

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3 - 30

11am

Family activity Summer holiday: Artspace

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11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm

Creative walk with Jo Roberts

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11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm

Creative walk with Jo Roberts

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11am

Family activity Forest School

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11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm

Creative walk with Jo Roberts

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Thurs 15 August, 2.30pm

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11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm

Creative walk with Jo Roberts

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Curator’s tour and meet artist Mary Courtney.

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2.30pm

Curator's tour Outside In: Central

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11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm

Creative walk with Jo Roberts

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Thurs 19 Sept, 2.30pm

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11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm

Creative walk with Jo Roberts

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11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm

Creative walk with Jo Roberts

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11am

Family activity Forest School

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11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm

Creative walk with Jo Roberts

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The works on display are available for sale. A list of prices is available in the galleries and in the shop.

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August

Included in a collections and grounds admission. Mark James The Narb (2011), House paint, acrylic, felt tip, reclaimed door with junk mail © The artist

Outside In Resource room Until Sun 15 December

Learn more about Outside In and the artists in our exhibition by visiting the resource room. Have a go at the changing programme of activities, including creating a street scene and showing us what makes you happy. Included in collection and grounds admission.

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Curator’s tour of Outside In Central and meet the artists

Curator’s tour and meet artist Mark James. Thurs 17 October, 2.30pm

Curator’s tour of the showcase. Included in collections and grounds admission. Please sign up on arrival.

To book tickets please call 01926 645 500.

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Diary Date

Diverse and illuminating

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Collections

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Event title

11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm

Creative walk with Jo Roberts

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Collection in focus Folk Art Objects

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September 1

3 until 15 Dec 5

1.30pm

Tour Head Groundsman's tour

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3pm

Understanding Art talk The New Art of Landscape

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10am

Adult workshop Inspired by the landscape

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10am

Adult workshop Inspired by the landscape

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2.30pm

Curator's tour Outside In: Central

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28 - 29

11am

Event Georgian weekend

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Marx-Lambert

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collection redisplay

This redisplay takes its inspiration from the colour and design of Marx’s work, making these galleries bright, vibrant and engaging. You will see Marx’s dynamic designs and discover why she is one of the foremost designers of twentieth-century Britain. Marx was a contemporary of Eric Ravilious (1903-42) and Edward Bawden (1903-89) at the Design School of London’s Royal College of Art. During her career she was a textile designer, a printmaker, a book designer and author and illustrator of children’s books. She is well-known for her striking geometric designs and her upholstery for the London Underground.

October 3

1.30pm

Tour Head Groundsman's tour

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3pm

Talk, Tour and Tea Mrs Baldwin and the Cult of Celebrity

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5 until 15 Dec

Exhibition Curious Beasts: Animal Prints from the British Museum

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6 until 15 Dec

Exhibition Fantastical Animal Alphabet

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7 until 15 Dec

Resource room Printmaker's Studio

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6.30pm

Fundraising dinner, auction and musical evening

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17

2.30pm

Curator's tour Outside In: Central

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10am

Adult workshop Beginners' digital SLR photography

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Event Textile Fair

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The redisplay also includes Marco’s Design Cabinet where you can discover how Enid Marx found inspiration for her work in the objects that she collected. Open up the cabinet and explore our pattern boxes with unique wooden blocks inside. Supported by the Clothworkers Foundation and DCMS/Wolfson Galleries Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund.

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Textile Fair Sat 9 November, 11am – 5pm

Back b y popula d e ma r nd !

Come along to browse and buy works by local artists at our Textile Fair. Set in the spectacular Adam Hall, the fair offers something for everyone, whatever your taste, style or budget. There will be specialist textiles, vintage clothes and unique handmade gifts.

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Included in collection and grounds admission.

My favourite object Tues 25 June – Fri 11 October, 12 noon

A 15-minute talk in which a member of the Compton Verney team picks out their favourite item from the Collection. Places are limited so please book on arrival.

We have a variety of projects for all key stages inspired by our collections, exhibitions building and grounds. Which will engage students in hands-on creative activities.

Talk, Tour and Tea

Don’t miss

Mrs Baldwin and the Cult of Celebrity. See page 17 for details.

Images above Marx Lambert Collection Redisplay (photo by Jamie Woodley)

Compton Verney handbook for £9.99 Buy the

Call our Learning Team on 01926 645 560 for more information.

Thurs 3 October, 3pm

All included in collection and grounds admission.

Want to find out more?

Looking for a school trip?

Or for details on Compton Verney’s past, buy our

historical guide Available from our shop or online www.comptonverneyshop.org.uk

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Share our passion for art

Support us

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Fundraising concert and wine tasting

Fundraising dinner, auction and musical evening Sat 12 October, 6.30pm

Fri 19 July, 6pm

Following on from the success of the 2012 gala dinner, we will be holding another exceptional evening of music with an auction of spectacular items up for grabs. Funds raised from this evening will support the restoration and interpretation of our important ‘Capability’ Brown landscape.

This special evening will consist of a wine tasting, hosted by Seven Springs Vineyards, followed by an exclusive piano recital in our Adam Hall, featuring Marios Papadopoulos, described by the Times as “one of the world’s greatest players”.

In addition to a wonderful evening in October, ticket holders for this event will be invited to a special private view of our blockbuster Moore Rodin exhibition in 2014. Tickets: £120 per person, £1,100 for tables of ten

Tickets: £30 per person

Advertising and sponsorship opportunities are available for corporate supporters.

To book call Jess on 01926 645 547

To book tickets or for more information, call Jess on 01926 645 547

How to make a difference

Bespo p ack a ke availa ges ble

Corporate Sponsorship Our unique combination of worldclass exhibitions, exclusive events and reputation for excellence allows us to offer a fantastic opportunity for developing corporate partnerships. Sponsorship of our events, projects or exhibitions will enable your business to connect with Compton Verney’s professionalism, creativity, audience and key supporters.

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Northern European Collection © Andy Stammers

Sponsorship can be developed as your own bespoke package, and will offer a platform through which you can extend your audience, develop client relationships and realise your philanthropic and corporate goals. For more information call Rebecca on 01926 645 562

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So much to do and explore…*

Summer in the grounds Empty Nest

Grounds activities Artist-in-residence Jo Roberts: The Contemporary Surveyor of Compton Verney Creative Walks

by Hilary Jack

In the woods, a giant bird’s nest sits in a cedar tree. Empty Nest, an artwork by artist Hilary Jack, allows visitors to find a hidden, secret place which refers to themes of abandonment, migration and the families who once inhabited Compton Verney.

Every Tuesday and Sunday 30 July – 1 September, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm

Artist in residence Jo Roberts will be on site to take visitors on a creative walk around the ‘Capability’ Brown landscape, focusing on viewpoints which direct the eye towards the gallery and show off the idealistic features of the grounds.

Climb the staircase around the tree; once inside take in the bird’s eye view of the surrounding grounds, trees and wildlife. Supported by Arts Council England.

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Become a Surveyor Tues 30 July – Sun 1 September, 11am – 5pm

Head Groundsman’s tour Thurs 1 August, 5 September, 3 October, 1.30pm

A one-hour tour exploring how the landscape is managed. Please sign up on arrival.

Compton Verney’s first bee colony!

The first bees to occupy our two new hives have settled in very quickly, and we are optimistic that they will offer long-term benefits in honey, pollination and bolstering the bee population of Warwickshire.

Outdoor summer fun for families

The Grounds’ Blog Launched in April this year, the Grounds Blog gives a wonderful insight into our landscape, flora, fauna and our Grounds Team.

Love Land Art family trail

Nature’s Art Box

Visit us at www.comptonverneylandscapegarden.wordpress.com

Every day

Every day

Grounds pages

Pick up a pack to help you find artworks in the grounds by artists Laura Ellen Bacon and Hilary Jack. Discover Nature’s Art Box, where you can make your own Land Art.

Get creative with natural materials found in the grounds. Use objects in the wicker basket or gather your own to create amazing works of art.

Go to www.comptonverney.org.uk/grounds to find out more.

For all the family

Become a surveyor of Compton Verney and leave your response. Pick up a visitors map of the red viewpoint boxes, explore the grounds and add to the great survey.

Climb and swing in our adventure playground with its new den for the under-5s, explore our willow tunnels in the Ice House coppice, and discover wildlife in the East Park meadow.

We have added new Grounds pages to our website, which tell you more about our art in the Grounds, habitats, history and family activities.

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*All activities are included in collections and grounds admission.

Forest School Fri 9 and Mon 26 August, 11am – 4pm

Drop in and search for colours in the great outdoors. Explore natural dyes, colour matching and much more.

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Family activities are included in collections and grounds admission.*

For families

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Summer holiday:

Artspace

Sat 3 August – Fri 30 August, 11am – 4pm

Painting © 2013 John Cleary Photography

JMW Turner pioneered the use of light and colour theory in painting. Use his knowledge to create your own colour, then give it a name and add it to our colour chart. Experiment with complementary colours and use them in our giant painting.

Exhibition backpack:

A light on landscape Sat 13 July – Sun 22 September

Pick up our special exhibition backpack and use our exciting viewing tools to explore Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature. Included in exhibition, collection and grounds admission.

Georgian weekend Sat 28 and Sun 29 September, 11am – 4pm

A full weekend of activity and craft for everyone to enjoy. Meet the Mannered Mob who will show you how to dance, play music and entertain in the Adam Hall. Make a tricorn hat or a mask to wear at a Ball. Outside in the grounds, join Compton Verney’s Georgian Head Gardener, who will be happy to talk about his role, or join him on his walking tour where he will discuss the plants and changes made by ‘Capability’ Brown to the Compton Verney landscape.

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Four Pillars – support us

First floor discovery room

Everyone wants visitors and school groups to benefit from and enjoy their visits. Our Learning Team have an outstanding track record in running programmes that achieve both of these aims, but such activities cost over £100,000 each year. Donate to our inspire fund in the knowledge that your gift makes a real difference. For information or to make a donation call Jess on 01926 645 547.

* Unless otherwise stated

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Family area © 2013 John Cleary Photography

The Inspire Fund

Collection in focus: Naples Collection

Collection in focus: Folk Art Objects

Activity backpacks and trails

Until Sun 1 September

Tues 3 September – Sun 15 December

Discover the story of The Aeneid and contribute to a modern day interpretation of our fantastic history painting Venus with Lapyx.

Search our Folk Art Objects for animal shapes and make a silhouette to add to our mobile.

Our free backpacks and trails help families to explore the collections and grounds through a range of exciting activities. You don’t need to pre-book, just pick them up from the family unit in the stairwell.

Keep up to date with our families e-bulletin. Sign up at www.comptonverney.org.uk

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Learn more about art

Talks and workshops

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Understanding Art talks

Talk, Tour and Tea

Turner and Constable: Capturing Nature

Mrs Baldwin and the Cult of Celebrity Thurs 3 October, 3pm

Fri 2 August, 3pm

Join Dr Steven Parissien and Professor Michael Rosenthal, curators of our Turner and Constable exhibition, to explore how British artists’ featured in the exhibition used oil paint in the open air from the 1780s onwards.

The New Art of Landscape Fri 6 September, 3pm

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Understanding Art talks To book call 01926 645 500

Price per talk £20, conc £17.50, members £7 Includes exhibition, collections and grounds admission.

Dr Nicholas Alfrey, University of Nottingham, is the co-curator of the current exhibition Uncommon Ground: Land art in Britain organised with Haywood Touring. This talk will explore some of the ways in which the art of landscape came to be renewed from an unexpected quarter, and how traditional landscape itself began to appear in a new light.

Dr Martin Postle of Yale University, an internationally-renowned expert on the work of Sir Joshua Reynolds, examines the context and significance of one of Compton Verney’s best-loved portraits, Reynolds’ Mrs Baldwin in Eastern Dress. Tickets: £22.50, conc £19.50, Members £10.50. Includes exhibitions, collections and grounds admission and tea in the café. To book call 01926 645 500. Left: Julian Opie, Summer. 2012 © Julian Opie, courtesy Lisson Gallery (UK) Right: Sir Joshua Reynolds Mrs Baldwin in Eastern Dress Oil on canvas, 1782 © Compton Verney Photograph by Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd.

Afternoon Tea

Adult workshops

‘Turner: A Life’

Inspired by the landscape

Beginners’ digital SLR photography

Tues 6 August, 3pm

Sat 7 and 14 September, 10am – 4pm

Sat 19 October, 10am – 4pm

Join celebrated author and leading Turner academic James Hamilton for an afternoon tea and book signing.

Work with artist Michala Gytevai and let the Compton Verney landscape inspire you to experiment with your sketch books. Through careful observation of colours, forms and patterns you will develop a personal response to the environment around you. All materials will be provided.

Using the Compton Verney Grounds for inspiration local photographer Sally Crane will use explanation, demonstration and practical exercises to guide you through the basics of light, aperture, shutter speed, ISO and composition. All participants will need to provide their own digital SLR camera.

Tickets: 2 day course £100.

Tickets: £65.

Tickets: £20, conc £17.50, members £7

Includes exhibitions, collections and ground admission.

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Compton Verney Autumn © Sally Crane Photography

To book call 01926 645 500. Participants of day courses will need to bring a packed lunch or reserve a table in the Café at 12 noon by calling 01926 645 538. Please book your place on the workshop first.

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Visitor information

Exhibition preview Curious Beasts:

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How to find us Our postcode is CV35 9HZ and we are situated 9 miles south-east of Stratford-upon-Avon, on the B4086 between Wellesbourne and Kineton. From the M40 take junction 12 and follow the brown signs.

By rail The nearest stations are Leamington Spa, Banbury or Stratford-upon-Avon, approximately a 25 minute taxi ride from each. By bus For details call 0871 200 2233.

Moore Rodin Sat 15 February – Sun 31 August 2014

A major exhibition both inside the gallery and in the grounds comparing the work of British sculptor Henry Moore with one of the pioneers of modern sculpture Auguste Rodin. Organised with the collaboration of the musée Rodin, Paris. Detail of Auguste Rodin’s Adam, 1881, Reproduced by permission of The Henry Moore Foundation and Musée Rodin, Paris

All our floors are accessible by wheelchair. There are also specially adapted toilets, large print guides and wheelchairs. Hearing loops are fitted at the Ticket Desk, Shop and Café and assistance dogs are welcome. For more information call 01926 645 500, email info@comptonverney.org.uk or ask on arrival.

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Limited edition prints will be on sale in the shop – a perfect Christmas gift!

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Presenting an imaginative A-Z of new commissioned prints by artists from Leicester Print Workshop on the theme of fantastical creatures. These will be presented alongside wonderful examples of Marco’s Animal Alphabet by Enid Marx.

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Albrecht Dürer, Rhinoceros, woodcut printed with an olive green tone block, 1515, printed after 1620 © The Trustees of the British Museum

Included in exhibitions, collections and grounds admission.

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Leicester Print Workshop, the Midlands centre for printmaking, is creating a special resource area to accompany our autumn exhibitions. Artist-in-residence Kate Da’Casto will demonstrate printmaking processes and create new work in response to the exhibitions.

Fantastical Animal Alphabet

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This touring exhibition will explore our enduring curiosity about the animal world through the beautiful and bizarre imagery found in the rich print collections of the British Museum. The exhibition features artists including Albrecht Dürer, Francisco de Goya and George Stubbs.

To find out more or to make a donation call Jess on 01926 645 547.

Assistance dogs only.

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5 October – 15 December

Sat 5 October – Sun 15 December

The average exhibition can cost more than £100,000, with things like transportation, insurance and presenting the art in an inspirational way; we rely on charitable support to help us to bring world-class art to your doorstep.

Dogs

Until Sun 15 December, Tues – Sun and Bank Holiday Mondays, 11am – 5pm

Resource room: Printmaker’s Studio

Animal Prints from the British Museum

Support our Four Pillars Exhibition Fund

Open

From Stratford at the Pen and Parchment Inn, take City Sightseeing Heart of Warwickshire tour calling at Compton Verney. For further details visit www.city-sightseeing.com or call 01789 412 680.

Parking Parking is free. Spaces are available in front of the gallery for blue badge holders; visitors can also be dropped off at the front door to the gallery.

Shuttle bus Throughout the season we will be running a shuttle bus from the car park to the gallery. (Subject to volunteer availability).

Group visits Pre-booked adult groups of 15+ receive discounted admission, an introductory talk and special offers in the Shop and Café. Call 01926 645 516 to book. Special tours can be booked at an additional £3 per head. Visit www.comptonverney.org.uk to download our group visit guide.

School visits One-day programmes for pre-booked school groups. Call 01926 645 529 to book. Students £6. Free admission for teachers.

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Café Our Café serves a seasonal menu of hot meals, specially created to complement our exhibitions. We have a tasty selection of cakes and desserts with a wide range of hot and cold drinks. Children are welcome and choose from our childrens menu or child size portions from the main menu. Baby highchairs are available. There is also a Coffee Bar for light bites, sandwiches and drinks. Free Wi-Fi available

Shop Enjoy the art of shopping when you visit Compton Verney. Take time out to browse in our shop where you will find perfect gifts for family and friends. Each exhibition has a unique range of gorgeous things to buy. Featuring exclusive merchandise which also is available in our online shop www.comptonverneyshop.org.uk Remember that every time you shop with us all profits go directly to Compton Verney and supports our public and learning programmes.

Weddings Make your day extra special. Whatever the season, Compton Verney’s mix of art, architecture and parkland make us a unique and beautiful setting for your wedding. Get in touch and find out how we can make your day extraordinary, we also have special offers on remaining 2013 dates.

Please call on 01926 645 Call Harriet 01926 645547 521 or visit the website for more details.

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Compton Verney What's On guide July - October 2013