Art exhibition of 'national significance' set to open at Moyse's Hall Museum, in Bury St Edmunds, on Sunday
The final preparations are being made to a major modern art exhibition which opens in Bury St Edmunds this weekend.
Moments, which features 110 pieces of art by 23 internationally-renowned artists, is at Moyse's Hall Museum from Sunday until September 30.
It features eight original works by Banksy, alongside artists including Tracy Emin, Damien Hirst, The Connor Brothers, My Dog Sighs, Blek Le Rat, Pure Evil, Rachel List and Kaws.
For heritage officer Dan Clarke and heritage operations manager Lance Alexander, the opening will mark the culmination of months of work behind the scenes.
Working with John Brandler, of Brandler Galleries, the Moyse's Hall team has not only spent considerable time curating the exhibition, but transforming the gallery space through lighting and decoration to ensure maximum 'wow factor'.
Dan said: "We didn't want to come out of lockdown with a whimper, we wanted to come out shouting. This collection is of national significance, so to see it here at Moyse's Hall is a treat."
Moments is a major coup for Bury and could play a major role in helping the town’s economic recovery – following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns – and attract significant cultural tourism from across the UK.
Among the highlights will be eight artworks by Banksy, including the ‘Hula-Hooping Girl’ which originally appeared on the side of a building in residential Nottingham. Some artworks and prints will be available for purchase.
Tickets with reduced prices – £5 for adults and £3.50 concessions and children aged five-16 – can be booked online before the exhibition opens. Prices increases to £6 and £4 from May 23.
Timed viewing slots of one hour must be pre-booked either online at www.moyseshall.org, in person at The Apex entertainment centre or by calling The Apex box office on 01284 758000.