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Britain’s Finest Figurative Sculptor Exhibits at Bury St Edmunds Hotel

As part of celebrating the best of East Anglia, The Northgate is delighted to be hosting an exhibition of works by sculptor, Brian Alabaster.

Brian Alabaster MRBS exhibits his charming sculptures in his home county, Suffolk for the first time at The Northgate now until 30th September 2018.

Brian has exhibited in London for the past 21 years; however, this is his first time exhibiting in his home county of Suffolk.

Widely recognised as one of Britain’s finest figurative sculptors, his spectacular works have earnt him membership to the Royal British Society of Sculptors and he is a highly regarded exhibitor at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show each year. Brian is particularly recognised for his remarkable life-size bronze figure portraits of adults and children, originally modelled by his three sons. 

He also sculpts objects whereby inspiration is drawn from the countryside, natural rock, fossil formations and ancient classic ceramics.

Photo: Mark Westley


Set in the tranquil garden and terrace of The Northgate there are nine enchanting pieces ranging from a pair of Hungarian Vislars to a young girl reading a book. All sculptures are life-size and their true to life character lend themselves beautifully to their setting.

Philip Turner, Founder of The Chestnut Group which owns The Northggate, aid:“Our ethos is to embrace all the great elements that make up East Anglia, whether that is the heritage, the food or the culture - which is why we are so pleased to have a local sculptor, Brain Alabaster, showing his works for the first time in Suffolk."

Photo: Mark Westley


To celebrate this charming exhibition, The Northgate will be offering 25% off it’s delicious Suffolk afternoon tea for the duration of the exhibition, which includes their very special Suffolk pink macaroons. 

Relaxing with a glass a of cold Pimm’s or afternoon tea in the garden of The Northgate surrounded by Brian Alabaster’s sculptures, is the perfect way to while away a sunny summer’s day in Bury St Edmunds.

Photo: Mark Westley