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Local artists’ annual exhibition at Bury Art Museum

Press release   •   Nov 24, 2016 11:54 GMT

Local art group Bury Art Society is opening a new exhibition on Saturday 3 December at Bury Art Museum with three new awards being instigated.

This popular annual exhibition showcases work from more than 40 local artists in a variety of styles and subject matter.

The work, the majority of which is for sale, goes through a judging process which guarantees a high standard of exhibition that is thoroughly enjoyable for all visitors, who can also vote for their favourite artwork.

The exhibition runs until 4 February 2017 and as always is expected to be one of the most popular shows of the year.

This year, three new awards are being instigated:

  • The David Swithenbank Award for Foreign Painting
  • The Mary Edyvean Award for Flower Painting
  • The Bury Art Society Life Image Award

David Swithenbank and Mary Edyvean, currently the president and vice-president of Bury Art Society, have been active and supportive members for many years and the awards are in recognition of their commitment.

Local artist and museum supervisor Lee Crocker, who will be on the board of judges for the awards, said: “Everyone at Bury Art Museum is looking forward to Bury Art Society’s exhibition which always showcases the high quality and diverse range of talent in Bury. This year offers some surprises due to a change in the awards on offer, which will make for a truly interesting range of artworks and, to some, a surprising choice of winners.”

For those interested in joining Bury Art Society and participating in future exhibitions at Bury Art Museum there are weekly meetings each Monday during term time at Bury College from 6.45pm. For more details, email

Bury Art Museum is open Tuesday–Friday (10am to 5pm) and on Saturday (10am to 4.30pm). Admission is free and the museum is fully accessible. It is located on Moss Street in Bury town centre, opposite the bus/Metrolink interchange.


Press release issued: 24 November 2016.

Picture: A selection of portraits that are eligible for the Life Image Award.