ONE of Europe’s leading artists has created the latest addition to the Irwell Sculpture Trail.

The piece is by Auke de Vries, the Netherlands’ best-known sculptor with a reputation for creating unique and intriguing pieces all over the world – from The Hague and Berlin to Stuttgart and Barcelona.

Bury is now added to the list of locations, and the sculpture will be formally unveiled on July 27 at Burrs Country Park.

Burrs Country Park is already home to three artworks on the Irwell Sculpture Trail. The latest piece – located on the remains of Burrs Mill - is designed to complement the natural landscape and its former industrial remnants, referring both to the park’s past and future.

The funding for this project has come through S.106 funding, which is money paid by developers and allocated to be spent on art in the borough. It is not funded by local council tax payers.

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