IN-LIGHT II: The spectacular IN-LIGHT return to Compton Verney this autumn, as part of the national Museums at Night programme.For the second year running, the beautiful and historic Warwickshire art gallery and park will be bathed in light as part of a series of astounding and contemporary ‘son et lumière’ shows. 

The light projections will take place 6.30-8.30pm on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October, plus Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 November.

Created by Luxmuralis, a team of light and sound artists, Compton Verney’s IN-LIGHT II draws on poetry and nature to create stunning light projections on the façade of the Robert Adam-designed house and Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown-landscaped park.

Visitors will see the written word brought to life in a rich and colourful palette, with flora and fauna depicted on both a miniature and epic scale. Luxmuralis are famed for creating vibrant, immersive visual artwork in public places, with previous projects at Lichfield Cathedral, the Pitt Rivers Museum and the Natural History Museum Oxford.

To coincide with the sound and light shows, Compton Verney is also hosting a number of activities suitable for all ages. There’s even a chance to make your own artistic contribution to a sculptural installation, which will be illuminated throughout IN-LIGHT II. This family-friendly activity will take inspiration from nature and Compton Verney’s autumn exhibition, The Lost Words. It is a terrific opportunity to unleash the artist within you and create your very own artwork for Compton Verney. 

Also linking with the national Museums at Night, will be a Lost Words exhibition event on Saturday 28 October at 6pm featuring writer Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris. Join The Lost Words curator Antonia Harrison, Robert and Jackie as they reveal the ideas and inspirations behind their new exhibition and book. A book signing in the Gift Shop will follow the talk.

Director of Compton Verney, Dr Steven Parissien says “’Capability’ Brown literally changed the landscape of 18th-century England; designing stunning vistas for the gentry by moving hills, creating rivers and lakes in his quest to shape nature to his remarkable vision. Our IN-LIGHT initiative is very much in that revolutionary spirit, using light and innovative technology to illuminate his astounding legacy, giving visitors old and new a chance to see Compton Verney in – quite literally – a wholly different light.”

For more information visit www.comptonverney.org.uk and for regular news updates follow @ComptonVerney on Twitter and like the Compton Verney Facebook page.  

 

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