The Bury Art Museum offers visitors a unique chance to see the work of a sculptor and artist whose art has been celebrated across the UK.
The “Crossing Open Ground” exhibition opens on Saturday and features the work of David Gilbert, who rarely exhibited his art after the 1960s, hesitant to enter the commercial art world.
The exhibition by the artist who died six years ago 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.
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.
The exhibition runs until February 18 next year.
The art museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.