This year’s Light Night will take place on Friday 16 October 2015 from 6pm.

 Bury is celebrating a night of light inspired displays and discover unusual happenings across the town centre with a unique arts and culture programme in venues and public spaces. 

The environmental themed programme includes, storytelling, theatre and poetry, earthly lights and projections bringing buildings alive, workshops and bustling markets.  

It takes place across numerous location including the Museum, Bury Library, The Fusilier Museum and Tourist Information Centre, The Met, Castle Armoury, The Transport Museum and East Lancs Railway! Mill Gate Shopping Centre and the Rock Shopping Centre.

Amongst the events, Award-winning artist, Liz West is creating a unique light exhibition at Bury Art Museum to coincide with Bury Light Night on Friday 16 October 2015.

The vivid environment will be on show at the Art Museum from 9 October to 27 February with the one-off opportunity to view it at the extended opening until 9pm on the night of Bury Light Night.

The new light exhibition has been in the planning between Liz West and Museum Curator Susan Lord since September last year.The exhibition responds to Bury Art Museum’s wide-ranging historical collections and will be positioned in the museum space on the lower ground floor.With its contemporary white cube design the space offers no distractions and is the perfect location for this piece of work.

Artist, Liz West said “As an avid collector, I have always been drawn towards finding objects that sit together cohesively, yet individually hold significant importance. Many of my sketchbooks and notes are laced with examples of objects arranged collectively in a specific order or pattern and with colour studies side-by-side. Within ‘Colour Collect’ I have openly visualised my scrapbooks, using the museum’s collections as my resource.


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