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Art from Ammunition

Trench Art from the First World War

Tue 15 July 2014, 11.00amSun 14 December 2014, 5.00pm

Art from Ammunition

As part of a national programme to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War, this is a small display of objects from a Warwickshire-based private collection of Trench Art and is situated within Compton Verney’s own Folk Art collection galleries. Trench Art is a term used to describe objects made from the by-products of 20th and 21st century warfare, but is most widely associated with the First World War. The display includes decorated shell cases, carved sections of a propeller, rifle cartridges and embroidered flour sacks from the USA to occupied Belgium. These folk art objects were created by servicemen, civilians and prisoners of war from over 20 countries and are a reminder of the global scale of the conflict.

Visit the first floor Discovery Room from Tues 15 July to create your own decorated shell case