Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture

Saturday 27th August to Monday 29th August 2016
25th Anniversary Bank Holiday Weekend Celebrations...


Saturday 27 August to Monday 29 August 2016


In 2016, the Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture in Berriew, Wales, celebrates an auspicious 25th anniversary.  Opened on August Bank Holiday 1991, the museum houses a glittering selection of Logan’s distinctive sculptures and jewellery with pieces large and small.  Original costumes and memorabilia from his renowned Alternative Miss World pageants are also on display alongside his signature mirror wall portraits, a giant Cosmic Egg, a ‘shrine’ to the late Divine - one of many works inspired by the artist’s friends and muses and other dazzling treasures.


On the same August Bank Holiday weekend this year, Logan looks to capture the excitement of the opening 25 years ago. “We had such a wonderful time at the Museum opening that we thought it would be wonderful to do another one!” says Logan “we’ll be entertaining with surprise events and afternoon tea and a re-opening!’”


Logan began his prolific work in the 1960s, after graduating from Oxford with a Diploma in Architecture. His distinctive artworks have been exhibited world-wide for the past 40 years and at the museum, early sculptures such as ‘The Morning Glory Throne’, created for his first one-man show, can now be seen in Gallery 1.  Outside the museum, an enormous Red Rose, originally one of many, was salvaged from his 1974 sculpture garden at the now legendary Biba store in Kensington High Street.


More giant flowers in the form of huge metal Irises are trophies from the 1981 Alternative Miss World.  They were also used in an early ballet called ‘The Mayfly’ choreographed by Lynn Seymour, one of Logan’s many muses.  “The museum is filled with people I have known and loved” says Logan.


Celebrated performer Divine, immortalised on screen by John Waters, was Logan’s first inspiration for realist portraiture.  Many pieces at the Museum of Sculpture are inspired by Divine, who was a close friend. Following Divine’s death, several pieces from his own collection of Logan’s work were bequeathed to the museum from his estate.  Poignantly, the museum also owns an oil painting of Divine when he was 18 years old, painted by his father, Harris Milstead.


Logan’s muses are often reimagined as mythical deities. Examples include The Three Graces: Welsh artist and writer Molly Parkin, with daughters Sophie and Sarah, Rajas Zandra (rajas meaning ‘spirit of movement’), applying literally to this life-sized, moving sculpture of fashion designer Dame Zandra Rhodes. The late painter Luciana Martinez, photographer and collaborator Robyn Beeche, actor Jenny Runacre and Logan’s own family are amongst his many inspirations fused with the elements and planets plus strong influences from Logan’s extensive travels.


On March 25th 1972, Andrew acted as Host and Hostess at his first, intimate Andrew Logan’s Alternative Miss World at his studio in Hackney.  Twelve Alternative Miss World competitions have occurred since, the most recent selling-out Shakespeare’s Globe in October 2014 and returning there in the autumn of 2018.


Alternative Miss World Crown Jewels, costumes and 20ft long crowning robes on display at the Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture were recently showcased in Wales when they adorned volunteers escorting winners of 2015’s Visual Arts Awards at the national Welsh festival Eisteddfod, held in Meifod, close to the Museum. 


Berriew is an unexpected location for such a venture, but the museum and Andrew have a place in the hearts of local residents through the work of the organisation over the years.  From workshops there are Logan inspired pieces of work in many homes across the borderland. From school visits enthused youngsters have grown up taking Andrew’s message of joy out to the wider world. From events ALMoS has gained many friends, now embraced as part of the museum’s family.


Since 1991, many luminaries and of course muses have travelled to Berriew to visit, including the Rocky Horror Show’s Richard O’Brien and Patricia Quinn, Brian Eno, Anita Pallenberg, Mavis Nicholson, Molly Parkin, Fenella Fielding, Rula Lenska and Amanda Barrie, to name just a few.


There will once again be luminaries at the Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture with more events and happenings to be announced.  The annual re-opening Jewellery performance extravaganza will occur on Sunday 28 August 2016 at the museum at 6pm, with music by Andy D. Other activities will take place from the Bank Holiday Saturday 27 August.


Andrew Logan says “It’s wonderful to have had a joyous imprint on people’s lives!  Thanks to all those who have worked hard to make this possible”.


The museum is in Berriew, Welshpool, Powys SY21 8PJ and is open 12 – 4pm on Easter weekends, Saturdays and Sundays throughout June, July, August and September and by arrangement.  Entry is £3.00 (concessions £1.50).  Family tickets are available.



Art in the Pews – St Beuno’s Church, Berriew

‘Celebration’ : an exhibition of work by local artists from founder member of the Brotherhood of Ruralists Graham Arnold, photo-realist pioneer John Salt, equestrian artist Eva Dutton and our very own Andrew Logan to name but some of those whose work will be on display.

Saturday 27 August 12 noon to 6pm

Sunday 28 August 1pm to 4pm

£1 donation to include drink and a biscuit

ALMoS Travelling Museum – Berriew Show

Music, making and merriment from ALMoS at the Berriew Show
Saturday 27 August 12 noon to 5pm

£5 entry to Berriew Show


Fun & Games – Street Party outside the Talbot Inn, Berriew

Saturday 27 August 6pm onwards


School of Noise – Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture
Experimental Sound workshops, encouraging the exploration of noise, sound and music.  There is no need to have experience of playing music or using equipment to take part in the workshops and they are open to people of all abilities “School of Noise is a brilliant idea, introducing children to a world of sound and the machinery to make it” Q Mag

Sunday 28 August 10.30 to 12.30 and 13.30 to 15.30

Brian Eno’s Bells of Berriew – St Beuno’s Churchyard and ALMoS

ALMoS Patron Brian Eno has created a very special piece of music for this, our 25th anniversary.  Taking a recording of the Bell Ringers of Berriew, he has shaped it into a noticeably recognisable Eno production which will sound out over Berriew.

Sunday 28 August From 11am on the hour, every hour (last at 6pm)

4pm – special ‘live’ performance with the Church Bell-Ringers


Afternoon Tea and Treasure Hunt – from ALMoS

After the excitement of Brian Eno, we’ll be offering out afternoon tea.  Do daintily join us.  And if it’s more excitement you’re after – enter our ‘treasure’ hunt and you might win the special silver Andrew produced prize!

Sunday 28 August 4.30pm

£5 entry fee for the Treasure Hunt


Jewellery Show – Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture

The legendary Jewellery Show and annual re-opening of the Museum.  This year is an auspicious 25 years since the first opening.  If you have not yet experienced an Andrew Logan Jewellery performance, you must be here.  Guaranteed grinning.

Sunday 28 August 6pm

£5 to include drink


Sir Dancealot Ceilidh – The Community Centre, Berriew

For over 10 years, Sir Dancealot have been in deman for ceilidhs and twmpathau around Mid Wales and the Borders.  With a core repertoire of English and Welsh traditional music, they draw on various other European and North American traditions to create a unique style of exuberant, foot-tapping ceilidh music.  Lets dance the night away!

Sunday 28 August 8.30pm



Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture

Permanent Exhibits and new special edition silver alphabet brooch collection. Selected works available for purchase.

Monday 29 August 12 noon to 4pm

£3 adults, £1.50 concs, £8 family (2 adults, 2 children)

Expect surprises over the weekend too – friend us on Facebook ‘Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture’ for updates!