To celebrate the first major exhibition of British folk art, we sent a film crew around the country to capture the eccentricities and creative brilliance of folk culture today



Tate Britain’s new exhibition introduces the extraordinary and surprising works of some of Britain’s unsung artists. Steeped in tradition and often created by self-taught artists and artisans, the often humble but always remarkable objects on show include everything from ships’ figureheads to quirky shop signs, Toby jugs to elaborately crafted quilts.

British Folk Art is at Tate Britain 10 June – 31 August 2014.


Wonderful video montage, really captures the wildness, agelessness and breadth of our folk tradition. Who made it??

This film inspired me to see the exhibition. Brilliant. Wonderfully captures the madness, joy and slight malevolence of English folk festivals. Whoever made it deserves some credit on the website!