New Ways of Engaging

Compton Verney wants to enrich the experience of their visitors and allow them find their own connections with collections in fresh new ways. Taking Compton Verney’s unique collection of folk art as a starting point, What the Folk Say involves a group of seventeen contemporary artists lead by Paul Ryan, curators and the public in a series of interventions throughout the building.
Artists whose work reflect an awareness of the cultural and visual value of folk art have been invited to select an object from the Folk Art collection and place it amongst artworks in other collections.
What the Folk Say site
Paul Ryan website


Compton Verney Folk Art Roadshow Photo: Chris Keenan


Photo: Chris Keenan