A NEW exhibition of sculptures that are set in the eye of a needle opens at the museum.

Visitors to the museum when the exhibition opens, will be among the first to view 20 micro-sculptures by internationally renowned Willard Wigan MBE.

Willard is a self-taught artist, famous for creating the world’s smallest sculptures and the exhibition will open on Friday July 6.

He is listed in the Guinness Book of Records for the smallest artworks in history and awarded an MBE for his services to art.

This is the first exhibition of Willard’s work in the Cotswolds and will feature new pieces not previously shown to the public.

Some of the sculptures are smaller than a grain of sand and completely invisible to the naked eye. As such, the needles are presented in a microscope for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

The exhibition is a collaboration between Broadway Museum and Art Gallery and Broadway Luxury, a neighbouring art, home and lifestyle showroom, which currently houses two of the micro-sculptures.

Andy Seger, director of Broadway Luxury said: “We work closely with Willard on a variety of projects and his pieces are simply breath-taking. It is always a pleasure to see the reactions of people when they look through the microscope at such a tiny piece of art.”

Liz Eyre, trustee and vice Chairman, Broadway Museum and Art Gallery added: “Visitors will be fascinated by the skill, time and dedication that these minute sculptures require. We’re excited to be able to share them with the Cotswolds this summer.”

Tickets to the museum and exhibition are available at Broadway Museum and Art Gallery.