Victoria sponge cake on show at Towneley Hall

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INTERNATIONAL artists Grennan and Sperandio have installed their latest mouthwatering exhibition at Towneley Hall.

The piece, “New Trees and Old”, depicts Burnley’s countryside and is the artists’ tastiest yet, made out of a Victoria sponge cake.

This is their sixth sculpture in a series of seven, which sees them merging items from the collections at Towneley Hall with everyday things found in the town, to create unique artworks that represent contemporary Burnley.

The cake surrounds a piece of Towneley’s 19th Century regimental silver, and is modelled on the land that surrounds Burnley, its rolling hills and start of the Pennine moorland. The scenery itself is based on a photograph by local resident Angela Grimes.

The innovative piece will be located in Towneley Hall’s Burnley room until March 9th and Coun. Jeff Sumner, Burnley Council’s Executive member for leisure and culture, said: “These artists never fail to surprise with their creative and unusual take on Burnley life.

“This sculpture is another valuable addition to what has been another exciting and contemporary exhibition for Towneley.

“As the second to last piece in the series I’d recommend everyone to go and have a look at these artists work.”

More information can found at or by calling Towneley Hall on 01282 477130.