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British Folk Art

This is yet another find from the Arnolfini bookshop.

British Folk Art Press shot 3

This book was made to accompany the Tate’s exhibition of British Folk Art. While the Tate exhibition is over, the objects are now on show at Compton Verney, which holds a large collection of Folk Art.

The book is appealing in so many ways. The objects are beautiful, surprising and sometimes unsettling.

Bone Wesley – made from a horse vertebra

The objects also speak of a rich art tradition which is often overlooked by galleries, and which surely deserves further attention and a wider audience.

Dr H

Images from the Tate and Compton Verney websites.

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