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Andrew Logan's work is of popular poetry and metropolitan glamour. It is an art which resounds with the exuberant excess of a Busby Berkeley musical. Andrew Logan's work is of popular poetry and metropolitan glamour. It would be decadent if it were not so cheerful. As it is, it provides the sort of glamorous moment or celebration for which many of us harbour unspoken longings.

A Logan extravaganza is simultaneously absurd, funny and moving.
Since its beginnings, Logan's work has depended on the inventive use of whatever was to hand. With flair and fantasy he transformed real objects into their new and different versions. His nature reserve includes fauna, flora, planets and gods. His love of travel provides the bases for several series of works.

From his fame as the founder of the Alternative Miss World (started in 1972 and now an institution) to his work in the National Portrait Gallery, plus many international exhibitions, the collection of his work at the Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture in Berriew is not to be missed.

Andrew along with his partner Michael Davis, had always dreamed of opening a museum, whilst he was alive, which displayed his work over the decades. In 1988 Andrew purchased the squash courts in Berriew. In 1991 this dream became a reality when the Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture (ALMS) opened to the public. Michael carried out all the designs for the conversion, along with supervising the building conversion. Some of the cost was covered by grant aid. ALMoS is currently the only museum in the country dedicated to a living artist.

Within the museum you will find pieces of sculpture, mirrored portraits and jewellery from the mid-sixties to the present day. For instance , to the top left corner of gallery one, before the café, are artefacts from the estate of Divine. The majority of these mementoes were made by Andrew for Divine and were left to the museum on his death. Also in the right hand case in gallery two, just after the café, you will see a series of 'Birds of a Feather'. These were created in the late 1970s during Andrew's 'mad' period, in which he was living in a small one bed flat in south London.

The Museum is available for private hire for events, corporate meetings, school/college visits and evening functions.

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