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THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 31ST AUGUST 2014

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British Folk ArtOverlooked by art historians, dismissed by intellectuals, rarely attributed to individual artists, but loved for its exquisite craftsmanship, British Folk Art is often seen as a poor relation to fine art. Tate Britain curator and folk art expert Dr Martin Myrone has brought together more than 100 artefacts from collections around the country in this celebration of traditional skills. On display will be such diverse items as Toby jugs, shop signs, carousel horses, naval embroidery, pin cushions made by invalids in the Crimean War, and a life-size sculpture of King Alfred fashioned in thatch. These hark back to a pre-industrial age and promise to shed as much light on our social history as our artistic one.

 

About Tate Britain

Overlooking the River Thames, Tate Britain was originally founded through the philanthropy of the sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate. The Tate legacy now encompasses three other galleries around the UK, including Tate Modern also in London. Dedicated to showcasing Britain's artistic talent, Tate Britain is home to the greatest collection of British art from 1500 to the present day. More about Tate Britain

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British Folk Art  Patchwork Bedcover made by James Williams, Wrexham 1842-52 St Fagans: National History Museum  

British Folk Art - Patchwork Bedcover made by James Williams, Wrexham 1842-52 St Fagans: National History Museum

British Folk Art Patchwork Bedcover made by James Williams, Wrexham 1842-52 St Fagans: National History Museum 

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