Art Night at Compton Verney
Fri 18 June, 10.00am – Sun 18 July, 5.00pm
Art Night is celebrating its fifth edition this year by taking place in locations across the United Kingdom for the first time this summer including Compton Verney.
Transforming iconic and unexpected public spaces within London since 2016 Art Night 2021, curated by Helen Nisbet, will stretch 1000+ miles across Scotland, England and Wales. From North to South, East to West, and even further, digitally and physically, for international audiences. For the first time Art Night will take place for a month, allowing audiences the opportunity to access commissions, performances and interventions in rural locales, towns and cities as well as from home.
Activity at Compton Verney will include Guerrilla Girls biggest UK public commission to date, The Male Graze. The commission includes a website, online gig and national series of billboards – including one at Compton Verney – exploring bad behaviour, both historically and in the present day.
Artist Isabel Lewis has also developed a new Art Night commission What can we learn about love from lichen? in the Scottish Isle of Skye. A co-commission between Art Night and ATLAS Arts, Isabel Lewis is working with collaborators in Skye to choreograph a series of guided walks brought together in a final ‘hosted occasion’, tuning the ears, eyes and the body to more sensuous forms of knowing and being together. In partnership with Compton Verney, Isabel Lewis will draw on these choreographic scores to stage a new sound work within our 120 acres of Parkland. This will include several locations across the Grounds and a ‘songbook’ will be available to access in the Women’s library.
FREE Grounds Admission. Tickets must be booked in advance
For entry to the Galleries please purchase a day ticket here
Banner image: Guerrilla Girls, Graffiti Yard, 2017
Second image: Isabel Lewis, Occasions and Other Occurrences, Dia Beacon, 2016. Photograph by Joanna Seitz