The Beast at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
In 2011, the V&A and Crafts Council celebrated the role of making in our lives by presenting Power of Making, an eclectic selection of over 100 exquisitely crafted objects, ranging from a life-size crochet bear to a ceramic eye patch, a fine metal flute to dry stone walling. The exhibition was a cabinet of curiosities showing works by both amateurs and leading makers from around the world to present a snapshot of making in our time.
Gary was asked to show his six necked guitar called The Beast in this exhibition. The Beast has it's own following of fans and has been played on stage by Bill Bailey and Prince Charles among others! The Beast now resides in the Museum of Comedy in London's Bloomsbury.
The Beast at The V&A
Gary with his mum and his daugther