A Spirit Inside at Compton Verney

A Spirit Inside is opening at Compton Verney Art Gallery on 21 March 2024.

Drawn from The Women’s Art Collection and The Ingram Collection, and originally shown at The Lightbox in 2023, A Spirit Inside brings together a selection of works spanning over 100 years. Exploring how women and non-binary artists have grappled with the notion and sense of ‘spirit’, the themes range from mythology and internal contemplation to external, often political, expression.

This exhibition marks the first time that the Women’s Art Collection, Europe’s largest collection of art by women, has partnered with art galleries outside of Cambridge, providing a wider opportunity for the British public to see some of the most important 20th and 21st century works by women and non-binary artists. These works are complemented by a selection from The Ingram Collection, one of the best collections of modern and contemporary British art in the UK.

A Spirit Inside features a range of artists, from historic greats to important contemporaries, such as Leonora Carrington, Winifred Nicholson, Bridget Riley, Miriam Schapiro, Man Fung Yi, and Permindar Kaur, amongst many others.

Exhibition organised by the Ingram Art Foundation, The Women’s Art Collection and the Lightbox.

A Spirit Inside
21 March – 1 September 2024
Compton Verney, Warwickshire