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On Sunday 14 July, there will be a rolling road block in place from 9.30am – 10.30am on the B4086 from Compton Verney to Kineton for the Tempo 10km and Half-Marathon. Please plan your journey accordingly.

Sensing Vesuvius

21 March 2024 – 19 May 2024

Sensing Vesuvius ran from 21 March 2024 – 19 May 2024.

One of our historic and most dramatic paintings at Compton Verney – Vesuvius Erupting at Night by Pierre-Jacques Volaire, 1770s – was displayed at Kineton High School from September – December 2023. Students at the school produced a huge range of creative works in response to the painting; from 3D models and works on paper to poetry and soundscapes which then were displayed in one of our galleries.

An art gallery exhibition space with deep blue walls displaying numerous framed artworks, featuring a large landscape painting, a decorative fireplace, information panels, and a central pedestal with sculpted forms exhibited.
Installation View, Sensing Vesuvius. © Compton Verney, Photo by Jamie Woodley

This project was made possible through the generous support of Art Friends Warwickshire.