Sweet, sweet success story

AN art installation based on sugar is boosting visitor numbers at Smiths Row in Bury St Edmunds.

Record numbers of visitors are viewing the Sweet Sweet Galaxy created by Australian artists Tanya Schultz and Nicole Andrijevic, known as Pip and Pop.

Created in 14 days using sugar from British Sugar and with a soundscape created by John Kassab, the work has been attracting young and old. On Saturday, 400 people visited the Market Cross gallery, with 300 the previous Saturday and 260 visitors in the installation’s first two hours.

Gallery director Alison Plumridge said: “A lot of interest has been spread by word of mouth and people have have taken photos and posted them on blogs and YouTube.

“It’s a very uplifting work and children are enchanted by it.”

The exhibition runs until February 26.