Open-air Crosing exhibition opens at the Bury Art Museum

Bury Art Museum offers visitors a unique chance to view a body of work by sculptor/artist David Gilbert.

“Crossing Open Ground” opens Nov. 5 and features the work of an artist who rarely exhibited after the 1960s, being reluctant to engage in the commercial art world.

The exhibition features wooden sculptures, as well as drawings, prints and woodcuts, many of which relate to the sculptures.

During the last 20 years of his life he exhibited at the Peter Scott Gallery at Lancaster University, the Manx Art Gallery and Museum and in Liverpool during the Culture Year. At these exhibitions, her work was seen by the director of Tate Liverpool and the director of the North West Arts Council, Aileen McEvoy. They both commented that it was a very important work in the history of British sculpture, and his last work “What is the Case?”, Although made up of over 100 small sculptures, they have monumental significance.

Gilbert was born in Uxbridge in 1928 and died in North Wales in 2016. After reading English at Cambridge, he lived briefly in Cornwall, London and Sweden. He then lived with his family in Arran, the Cotswolds, Isle of Man, Lancaster, then towards the end of his life he moved to North West Wales on the Llyn Peninsula, working until at the end of his life.

JThe exhibition runs until February 18, 2023. The Bury Art Museum is open 10am-5pm (Tuesday-Friday) and 10am-4.30pm on Saturdays.

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