burton art gallery and museum
gallery highlights




Kingsley Road, Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

Telephone: 01237 471455
Email: info@theburton.org

Admission is Free
Open Daily 10am - 4pm
Sundays 11am - 4pm

January 21 - February 22

Annual Schools Exhibition

One of the largest and most colourful exhibitions of the year, join us in celebrating the talents of the young artists from our local community. Aged from 5 – 18, all participants attend schools in the local area. Once again NADFAS (National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Society) are generously sponsoring three cash prizes to those schools that exhibit the most creative and original artwork.

November 19 - December 24

Annual Open Christmas Exhibition


In search of a beautifully unique, Christmas gift?

Organised by the Friends of the Burton, The Annual Open Christmas Exhibition is an opportunity for local artists, amateurs and professionals to exhibit alongside each other. With more than 200 works to choose from, you’ll find something amazing.

This is a great way to support The Burton while experiencing the best of North Devon’s artistic talent. If you’d like to submit your work, please see the Terms of Entry here or call 01237 471455.


Free preview event

Friday, November 18, 7pm


Handing in dates:

November 12 - 13, 11am – 4pm

November 05 - January 22

Clangers, Bagpuss & Co

On tour from the V&A

Meet Bagpuss, see the Soup Dragon and behold Noggin the Nog in this touring exhibition organised by the V&A Museum of Childhood.

Oliver Postgate’s voice and Peter Firmin’s puppets have shaped the childhood memories of millions since they started collaborating in the 1950s.

As well as telling the story of Bagpuss and the Clangers, this exhibition goes behind the scenes of some of their other creations: Pogles’ Wood, Noggin the Nog and Ivor the Engine.

Enter the world of Smallfilms to discover original puppets, sets, and filming equipment. See how characters developed, and learn how Oliver and Peter developed their stop-frame animation techniques. Then have a go yourself using 21st century technology.

The Burton is proud to be only the second gallery to show this exhibition in the UK.


September 24 - November 07

Cornelia Parker: One Day This Glass Will Break

Don’t miss the work currently on tour from the Alan Cristea Gallery, London of this renowned British artist who was short-listed for the Turner Prize.

Best known for her large-scale installations, Cornelia Parker’s new body of work is inspired by Fox Talbot’s first photographic images.

Fascinated by found objects, Parker transforms our understanding of them through the photogravure process. A light bulb, a tower of glasses or a jug spilling ice cubes are transformed into ghost-like still lives captured on paper.

Works from this exhibition will be available to purchase at The Burton for a limited time.


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