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East GalleryNUA

East GalleryNUA is an important touring venue for national and international exhibitions, providing students with valuable experience in installation and curation.

East GalleryNUA
Cavendish House
St Andrews Street

During exhibitions the gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 5pm. FREE ADMISSION

Current show

Sarah Horton

Disruptive Decoration
Tuesday 19 April – 
Saturday 30 April 2016

Sarah Horton has taught at Norwich University of the Arts for a number of years and has continued to make sculpture while completing a practice-based PhD.

This exhibition is an opportunity for her to explore themes that have emerged through her research. Horton’s interest is in the workplace and how different work environments can be disrupted by the intrusion of decorative artworks. The show will feature a number of free-standing sculptural objects where office chairs are used as a starting point for inventive and playful interventions.

The exhibition will explore the idea of Horton’s PhD as a ‘journey’ and as such will open up and uncover the workings of this research process. Horton will show documentation of this process in the form of photographs of interventions into two actual office spaces, at Aviva’s Head Office in London and Berendsen, a large industrial laundry in Fakenham. Read more: www.sarahhorton.co.uk

Upcoming Show


Fierce Light

World Premiere – Tuesday 10 May – Saturday 4 June
(Except Sundays & Mondays) 12pm – 7pm

A World Premiere exhibition as part of a major national co-commission from 14-18 NOW, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Writers’ Centre Norwich. Featuring specially commissioned poetry from international writers including Jackie Kay, Bill Manhire, Paul Muldoon, Daljit Nagra and Jo Shapcott alongside short films by George Belfield, Tim Davies, Matthew Kay and NUA Professor of Animation Education, Suzie Hanna reflecting on the Battle of the Somme and its modern legacy. Read more.


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Exhibitions Archive

View an archive of shows from the history of East GalleryNUA. Check back as more content will be added through East GalleryNUA archiving.

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Friends enjoy a range of benefits including invites to exclusive NUA events such as the annual Degree Shows, Fashion Shows, lectures, artist talks, screenings, exhibitions and events at the Gallery. Join online here or to download an application form, please visit Supporting NUA or email development@nua.ac.uk.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or hiring the space, we offer a wide range of options to suit your requirements.

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