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Bury Sculpture Centre Visitor Centre of the Irwell Sculpture Trail, the Bury Sculpture Centre is a contemporary art venue w


In Order To Protect (detail) 2019, Anna Reading.
Image courtesy of Standpoint London and Tim Bowditch.


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Derek Horton reviews 'Each Toward The Other' for Corridor8. Follow the link to read more...

In an extended review Derek Horton explores the 'conceptual relationships to historical and contemporary models of sculptural practice' in the work of Joe Hancock, Hannah Leighton-Boyce and Nicola Ellis in Each Toward The Other at Bury Sculpture Centre.


Each Toward The Other — Corridor8

Each Toward The Other — Corridor8

One of the intriguing contrasts of this exhibition is the difference in approach to material process and technique between the three artists involved. It could be argued that Nicola Ellis and Joe Hancock are almost exact opposites: Ellis subverts the precision of the industrial process of powder coa...


'Each Toward The Other' - Nicola Ellis, Joe Hancock and Hannah Leighton-Boyce.

Image: Left to right, Pouring down, Drawing out, 2019, Hannah Leighton-Boyce & Dead Powder Series: 5 Panels In Ritherdon Mix Grey, 2019, Nicola Ellis.


Bury Art Museum

We have an abundance of new exhibitions opening today!

'Each Toward The Other' opens in Bury Sculpture Centre with new and site-specific sculptural works by Joe Hancock, Nicola Ellis and Hannah Leighton-Boyce.

Also opening is 'Flowers' which includes some beautiful floral artworks from BAM's collection; Cao Fei's stop-motion animation 'La Town' takes over the Moving Image Gallery; and the 'No Barriers' Legacy Project is on show around the Ring Balcony.

Come and see us to find out more.


Bury Art Museum

Today is your last chance to see 'Architecture Now' in Bury Sculpture Centre

Pay us a visit and take a closer look at the cardboard structures by Maurice Shapero and the archival images of Bury in Sarah Hardacre's collages (Bird's Eye View & Well, There's the money of course, 2019) for the last time.

We’re open until 4.30pm.


Bury Art Museum

Soot, stair lifts, shelves, steel, powder coating, ladders & glass, gathered together in sculpture...

Looking ahead to the next Bury Sculpture Centre exhibition, ‘Each Toward The Other’ opens next month featuring work by Nicola Ellis, Joe Hancock and Hannah Leighton Boyce. Preview Thursday 18 July, 18:00 - 21:00.


Bury Art Museum

We are looking for volunteers to become Culture Champions to create a range of age-friendly activities and opportunities across Bury’s Culture Quarter and beyond.

We’d like to hear from those aged over 50 who have a passion for the arts and heritage, those who enjoy music and film, or making and crafting

If you're interested contact [email protected] and come along to an introductory meeting on Wednesday 19 June 11:00 - 12:00 at The Met theatre in Bury.


The Met

❗️ NOW ON SALE: Come join us for a summer celebration of the work of The Met’s diverse participatory theatre groups. This year our young people and adults have been inspired by the comedy, characters and life of Bury born Victoria Wood. Together with their professional drama facilitators, the groups have created a sketch show filled with skits, song and homages to the British sitcom. This is a great opportunity for our inclusive theatre groups to showcase the skills they have learned and the stories they have shared about their town and it’s creative heritage.

Performances from Met Express Drama Group, Bury Youth Theatre, Engage 2 Stage & Aiming High!

🗓 SAT 13 JUL 1:00 PM

🎟 https://themet.org.uk/event/as-seen-at-the-met/


'Architecture Now'!



Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre is inviting recent graduates of UK Fine Art courses and Alternative Art School students whose practise has a focus toward moving image to enter this exciting opportunity. The ten most promising artists discovered through the submission process will be given the cha...


Still time to see the thought-provoking architectural thought-provocations by Maurice Shapero

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Architecture Now at Bury Sculpture Centre — the Fourdrinier

An insightful review of 'Architecture Now' by Anna Columbine in the Fourdrinier

A pair of giant female eyes, lashes heavy with mascara, glowers and confronts you on entrance to this city. They are set within the cross section of a female face, framed with full, dark eyebrows and pin-straight bangs, which rises above an impressive architectural relic. This image, this monument,....


work by Sarah Hardacre


Starting installation of Graham Ibbeson's Victoria Wood statue. Official unveiling on Friday!


A great opening today of 'Architecture Now' featuring the work of Maurice Shapero (pictured) and Sarah Hardacre.

Curated Place

Curated Place

While the crew are busy in we've got some brilliant news from the UK... our friend The Private i : Lucas Chih-Peng Kao, who we've collaborated with alongside Bury Art Museum to create "The Faery Trails" that's in Asia Triennial Manchester has won one of the top art prizes in Scotland, bagging the Richard Coward Scottish Portraiture Award in Photography.

Massive Cogratulations Lucas! Well deserved, and thanks to Bury Art Museum for recognising and supporting our work and new talent.

See "The Faery Trails" at Bury Sculpture Centre until 23rd Feb 2019 with new material being introduced on 16th December (so well worth a second visit).



Excited to receive a copy of the new Monograph of the work of Ragna Róbertsdóttir - featuring her 2008 installation at Bury Art Museum in the exhibition 'Recursive Shadows'.


Bury Art Museum


Call for applications for The Next Thing Award 2018- open to recent video/film art graduates who specialise in Moving Image. 10 films will be selected and screened in Bury Art Museum's Moving Image Gallery from December 1st to February 9th 2019. The overall winner will also receive a £250 award towards their artistic practice.

Apply by heading to the website and completing the Google Docs Application form. Deadline for submissions is 5pm, Monday 5th November 2018. Good luck and help spread the word!



Curated Place

Our new multi-media exhibition featuring projections, sculptures and light boxes by Lucas-Chih-Peng Kao launches tomorrow at Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, part of Asia Triennial Manchester. For more info, please visit: https://www.curatedplace.com/work/ #/the-faery-trails/


Castlefield Gallery

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Irwell Sculpture Trail, Brass Art revisit a miniature 19c bone and ivory pagoda from Bury’s Museum Collection, and return to sites of significance in their collaborative practice. Join them on Saturday 12 May at 2pm in-conversation with Castlefield Gallery, Director Helen Wewiora at Bury Sculpture Centre. http://cargocollective.com/buryartmuseum/Sculpture-Centre-Exhibitions

(Brass Art are Chara Lewis, Kristin Mojsiewicz and Anneke Pettican.)


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Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
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In Order To Protect (detail) 2019, Anna Reading.
Image courtesy of Standpoint London and Tim Bowditch.
Derek Horton reviews 'Each Toward The Other' for Corridor8. Follow the link to read more...
'Each Toward The Other' - Nicola Ellis, Joe Hancock and Hannah Leighton-Boyce.

Image: Left to right, Pouring down, Drawing out, 2019, Hannah Leighton-Boyce & Dead Powder Series: 5 Panels In Ritherdon Mix Grey, 2019, Nicola Ellis.