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Museums at Night

The Ritual with Aowen Jin

Sat 29 October 2016, 5.30pm8.30pm

Museums at Night
Come to play in a magical rice field!

Inspired by Compton Verney’s nationally designated Chinese bronze collection, contemporary visual artist Aowen Jin will host an exciting interactive art event for this year’s Museums at Night festival, looking into the cultural and social impact of early Chinese civilisation on our modern lives.

In this spectacular installation, Aowen will cover the floors of our newly restored ‘Capability’ Brown chapel with UV reactive and glow in the dark rice – wonder at the significance of the grains of rice and explore them with UV torches. You’ll also have the opportunity to perform your own ritual with her magical glowing rice in our beautiful Adam hall.

Full Programme

Chapel: 4:00-8:30pm

The Ritual by Aowen Jin


Chinese collection: 4pm-6pm

Bronze handling with Morgan Jones


Old Servants hall: 4:30pm-5:30pm

Panel discussion: Artist Aowen Jin: British-Chinese artist using UV light & rice

Melissa Murray: Sculptural artist working in mix-media

Kai Wang: Kai is a producer and journalist for the BBC Newshour & producer for Radio4.

Jude Cowan Montague: An artist, writer, composer, film historian, poet and broadcaster.


Naples: 5pm-6pm

Soapbox: Students from Coventry University will be presenting on their creative response to Aowen Jin’s ‘The Ritual’.


Adam hall: 6:00pm- 8:30pm

Public participatory art installation


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