28 March 2018
Nestled in the Warwickshire countryside is a real gem of a gallery set in beautiful grounds. Compton Verney houses six permanent collections, focusing on areas currently under-represented in British museums and galleries. The much-praised special exhibitions programme offers both historic and contemporary shows and is designed to appeal to a wide audience.
The gallery is set in 120 acres of Grade II listed classical parkland, designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, the most eminent landscape architect of the eighteenth-century.
On 22 March the first years visited the gallery and really appreciated an excellent workshop entitled ‘Mysterious Landscapes’ run by the galleries education team. They had time to look at some of the collections, enjoy the outdoor landscape and then work on a mixed media piece based on what they had seen and recorded in the morning. The gallery staff were impressed with the boys knowledge and confidence in handling materials. This was a superb introduction to the work the boys will be doing in class over the summer term and thoroughly enjoyed by all.