‘Moments’ Exhibition of Modern Art
May 2 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Bansky, Connor Brothers, Tracy Emin, Damien Hirst, Rachel List, Bleck le Rat, Pure Evil and Kaws
Dates for the installation of ‘Moments’ exhibition of modern art at Moyse’s Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk have been put back to comply with Covid-19 restrictions. Featuring some of the world’s best-known contemporary artists, the exhibition will now open on Sunday 2 May and run for an extended time of five months until Thursday, 30 September (original dates were 14 February until 30 May).
Run in association with Brandler Galleries, featured artists will include Banksy, Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Kaws, Pure Evil, Connor Brothers and Rachel List with both original artworks and prints.
Amongst the highlights will be a few artworks by Banksy, including his ‘Heart Boy’, which was originally painted on a wall in Islington, London in 2009, but has never been exhibited in the UK before. Some of the artworks and prints will be available for purchase.
The exhibition, which will be of national importance and interest, is a major coup for West Suffolk Council which runs Moyse’s Hall Museum. It will play a major role in helping the town’s economic recovery, after the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. Even with some restrictions, this exhibition could attract significant cultural tourism from outside of the West Suffolk area.
It will be supplemented by a range of workshops, live art demonstrations, artist talks and pop-up activities themed around the concept of ‘moments’, some will be suitable for school and college students. These activities will take place at various locations around the town including The Apex entertainment centre. Where possible, ‘Moments’ will also link with local community art groups to offer workshops for all ages and levels of experience.
Together with support from West Suffolk College and University of Suffolk, Moyse’s Hall Museum and Brandler Galleries will be seeking West Suffolk’s next great artist through a competition sponsored by the Friends of Moyse’s Hall and Burnett Barker Solicitors. An art trail is also being planned to view installations around Bury St Edmunds such as in The Apex, Charter Square and Abbey Gardens.
Local businesses can sponsor various artworks and special events. Currently TREAT, the Angel Hotel and Outside Art as well as the Friends of Moyse’s Hall and Burnett Barker Solicitors have offered support.
How to book
Admission into ‘Moments’ between 2 May and 30 September will be priced at £5 for adults, £3 concessions and children aged 5-16 years and £15 for a family (2+3).
Moyse’s Hall is open 10am-5pm Monday – Saturday and 12noon-4pm on Sundays.
Timed viewing slots of one hour must be pre-booked either online at www.moyseshall.org, in person at The Apex or by telephoning The Apex box office on 01284 758000. An optional £3 donation per transaction will be put towards staging future events at Moyse’s Hall; there will also be donation points around the galleries. Covid-19 measures in place at the time will be followed including social distancing, track and trace and the wearing of masks.