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East meets West at new Sculpture Centre exhibition

Press Release   •   Sep 12, 2014 16:34 BST

Arts lovers can enjoy a taste of the Orient at the second exhibition to be held at Bury’s new Sculpture Centre.

The theme of the ReMix show is ‘east meets west’ and it brings together six artists, three from China and three from the UK. A real talking point will be the central sculpture piece, which is a rebuilt Cessna aircraft with a twist. 

This partnership resulted from an exchange between Platform China, an artist-run space in Beijing, and the British curator David Thorp. This exchange has led to six Western artists holding solo exhibitions at Platform China and several reciprocal exhibitions by artists associated with Platform China in the UK.

For this exhibition, three of the UK-based artists - David Blandy, who showed at Platform China in 2009; A K Dolven in 2010 and Richard Wilson in 2007 – reprise works that were shown at Platform China but they have ‘remixed’ them for this exhibition.

The exhibition opened at the weekend and runs until May 2015.

Bury Sculpture Centre is open Tuesday to Friday (10am to 5pm) and on Saturday (10am to 4.30pm).

  • The ReMix show is included on the list of events for the Manchester Asia Triennial, which runs from 27 September to 23 November.

This is the only Asian Art Triennial outside the Asia Pacific region, and features exhibitions, films, events, talks and workshops by international and UK artists, responding to the theme of Conflict and Compassion, at venues across the city.

Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre will present an exhibition from Hsiao-Chi Tsai and Kimiya Yoshikawa, called ‘Scintilla from our Sun’.

For more details of the Manchester Asia Triennial, see


Press release issued: 12 September 2014.

Picture attached: Richard Wilson, “Butterfly, 2003”. Crushed Cessna light aircraft, haswers, strops, ratchet straps. Wapping Project Space. Courtesy Richard Wilson and Michelle D'Souza Fine Art. Photo taken at Bury Sculpture Centre by Stephen Walton.