Our programme of temporary exhibitions offers something for everyone.
Bury Art Gallery has a selection of exhibitions with a broad appeal that have something to offer art lovers with a variety of tastes.
2 March to 8 June
In 2012 Bury Art Museum curators submitted a bid to the Gifts, Bequests & Legacies section of the Art Fund for ten late 18th century hairwork embroideries. They had been presented to the Art Fund by a Miss Joan Hurst, an avid collector of hairwork. This style of embroidery was popular in the last quarter of the eighteenth century. Ladies would very skilfully reproduce engravings of the most popular paintings of the day. The embroideries were often worked with human hair in a palette of black and dark ground stitches of various sizes onto silk. This gives the impression of a stipple engraving; lots of teeny, tiny dots. Two of the pictures were worked by a Miss Anne Maud Shalfourth on the occasion of her sisters' wedding; in them she used silk thread and her own hair as well as that of her sisters.
26 January to 6 April 2013. Malcolm has exhibited his work in Bury Art Society's annual exhibition at the Art Gallery for a number of years but has never had a solo show before. His work has been highly commended and is always popular with visitors.
Bury Photographic Society
16 February to 20 April 2013. The annual exhibition of the Bury Photographic Society presents us with an opportunity to see a selection of work produced by the society during the previous year. Visitors, once again, have the opportunity to vote for their favourite photograph.