Art from Ammunition: Trench Art from the First World War

Decorative items made by soldiers, prisoners of war and civilians.

Trench art refers to objects made from the by-products of 20th and 21st century warfare, but is most widely associated with the First World War.

Compton Verney is showing some of the highlights from a Warwickshire-based private collection of Trench Art. It includes decorated shell cases, carved sections of a propeller, rifle cartridges and embroidered flour sacks. Created in over 20 different countries, they are a reminder of the global scale of the conflict.


Venue details

Compton Verney Compton Verney Warwickshire CV35 9HZ 01926 645500 www.comptonverney.org.uk

Entry details

£3.65 with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.25)

19 Mar – 11 Dec
Tue – Sun, Bank Holiday Mon, 11am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm and park closes at 6pm)