Story-telling, poetry, singing and inspiring words. On Saturday 19th October, The Burton at Bideford held a young people’s event at the Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories exhibition. Attended by Sir Michael Morpurgo and his wife Clare, Michael enchanted audiences with readings from his books, singing and stories of the past. The Burton at Bideford [...]
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Burton at Bideford announces artist commission The Burton at Bideford recently launched an exciting new artist commission project. Working in collaboration with Mitchell & Dickinson, sponsors of the first year, we’re very pleased to announce the appointment of Lydia Halcrow. Lydia Halcrow makes work in North Devon and the commission will be a response to [...]
The Burton at Bideford is pleased to announce that Dead Dad Book, an award-winning exhibition by Vicky Lindo and Bill Brookes will be coming home to the Burton this December. Winner of the 2019 British Ceramics Biennial headlining exhibition AWARD, we are delighted to be exhibiting the work in their hometown of Bideford. The stunning [...]
In April 2020, we put out a call to support an artist in residence, looking to commission an artist or art collective to develop an exciting project reflecting our renowned ceramics collection. We're very pleased to announce the recent appointment of Juneau Projects. Juneau Projects was formed in 2001, by artists Philip Duckworth and Ben [...]
The Burton at Bideford, art gallery & museum landed in Westward Ho! Over the weekend with The Burton Art Box (a converted horsebox). Pitching up on the green, we were offering a range of fun art activities. Despite the windy day and the occasional brief shower, over 200 people both locals and holiday makers alike [...]
Olivia, TJ and Ellie recently collected their Bronze Arts Award from the Burton at Bideford. They achieved their awards working on the Where’s Your Head At? project which included exploring the work of American photographer Diane Arbus and working to raise awareness of wellbeing & mental health in the Torridge, developing their photographic skills and [...]
The entrance of the Burton at Bideford is undergoing a makeover. The planters and seating area at the front of the building are being turned into ‘ships’ with a dazzle camouflage design. Dazzle camouflage, sometimes known as razzle dazzle or dazzle painting, was used in World War l on boats and ships. The design was invented by British artist Norman [...]