Art Installation In Aid of The Mayor’s Charities At Bury Town HallApril 2018
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The People’s Art
E. Anthony Orme Gallery Create New Art Installation In Aid of The Mayor’s Charities At Bury Town Hall.
Karan Lee, the head of the Mayor’s charities, asked artist E. Anthony Orme to produce an artwork that complemented the interior of Bury Town Hall’s prestigious original entrance. An area now used for visiting dignitaries including Queen Elizabeth II. The original artwork has been described as a legacy piece and was reproduced and installed by GJ Plastics. It covers 18 square meters and designed in 2 halves, each measuring 3 meters wide by 3 meters high. Local businesses are invited to make a donation to the Mayor’s charities (0161 2535117) and in return they will have a shield printed with their company logo/message. The shield will then be fixed to the art work and admired for years to come.
Sketched drawings that outlined the artists proposed design concept were presented to Bury Council in 2017. The project was then given the council’s full backing on the condition that there were zero cost implications for Bury Council. The E. Anthony Orme Gallery donated their time and designs to help the Mayor’s charities.
The briefing for the Bury town hall project was to create a piece of art which would somehow represent the six towns of Bury i.e., Bury, Radcliffe, Whitefield, Ramsbottom, Prestwich and Tottington.
Artist E. Anthony Orme’s first thought was to create an ‘organic’ feel to the work, which he hoped would enable him to somehow connect the six towns.
This themed stayed throughout the project and he hopes you will see from the illustrations that the main organic ribbons (of which there are 6), twist and wind their way through the design to terminate at the 6 towns – 3 on the left and 3 on the right.
As mentioned elsewhere in this article, the Bury coat of arms is E. Anthony Orme’s version of an updated design and is an original painting on canvas.
After all the original paintings were finished. Vlasta Orme set about copying them and artworking them together in the computer to create the finished design ready for reproduction.
‘The People’s Art’ was unveiled on March 5th and the ceremony, lead by the Mayor of Bury, was attended by Rhisi Shori - Council Leader, Karan Lee – Mayor’s charities, Chris and Vlasta Orme – E. Anthony Orme Gallery, Graham Croston – GJ Plastics and many local businesses and charities. Due to health reasons artist E. Anthony Orme couldn’t attend the unveiling, but the following message was read out on his behalf:
“I’m very happy to see the finished artwork installed for this unveiling.
The work is particularly important to me as Bury is dear to my heart from a residents point of view.
Please note that all the various components of art here are from my own original paintings.
For example, the six towns which are set in an oval, are printed from a set of six original paintings brought together to fit the design.
The coat of arms is a modernised version of the existing image and is an original oil painting on canvas.
The swirls and curves in the main design bring the whole artwork together.
The E. Anthony Orme Gallery is proud to be able to present this artwork to the community of the six towns of Bury.“
The original paintings are available online or from the gallery and they have been reproduced as signed giclee prints and are printed on paper or canvas and are available to buy now. The canvas prints have the option to have the artist hand embellish the print where he paints on high lights in oil paint. This gives an impasto look much like an original painting. Select your art print in colour or black and white. Choose a frame and mount (mat) to suit your house decor and have your art delivered to your door or click and collect from the E Anthony Orme Gallery and Picture Framers at 284 Stand Lane, Radcliffe, Manchester, M26 1JE United Kingdom. If you need any help making your selection, please call Tel: 0161 7669991 during
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