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Big, bold and bizarre exhibition opens in Northampton

Posted: 16/12/10 by Northampton Borough Council

This Saturday (18 December) sees a striking exhibition of rarely seen fine art opening at Northampton Museum and Art Gallery.

Big, Bold and Bizarre showcases some of the town’s most remarkable art collection including John Bratby’s ‘Sunflowers and Sun-Crossed Sky in the Summer of 1968’ chosen for its bold colours and Ben Johnson’s ‘Lock 1977’ chosen for its intricate detail and sheer size.

As well as paintings by local artists, there will be work by international artists such as Derek Jarman and Sir Frank Brangwyn and also sculptures, including the bizarre ‘Survival of the Wingless Birds’ by Doug Cocker who uses mixed media and found objects.

Victoria Davies, Northampton Borough Council museum’s officer, said: “The works in the exhibition have been chosen for their visual impact. Some are big, some are bold and some are just bizarre. It has been a fun exhibition to put together and I hope visitors will enjoy the visual feast.”

Big, Bold & Bizarre is on display at the museum from 18 December until 27 February. Opening times are Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 2pm to 5pm. Admission is free.

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