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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.

Having undergone major redevelopment East GalleryNUA will open with Claude Cahun: Beneath This Mask of the Autumn on Tuesday 10 November 2015.

East GalleryNUA
Cavendish House
St Andrews Hill

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

Upcoming Show

Claude Cahun: Beneath This Mask

Tuesday 10 November 2015 – Saturday 9 January 2016
A Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London

French photographer Claude Cahun (1894–1954) achieved posthumous fame for her elusive self-portraits in which she assumed multiple personae. Born Lucy Schwob, she adopted the pseudonym in 1917 to free herself from the narrow confines of gender. At the beginning of her career she was aligned to the Surrealist movement and was friends with André Breton; however she distanced herself both politically and physically after fleeing France on the eve of Nazi occupation. Cahun settled in Jersey where she embarked upon her defining photographic series, in which the subversion of traditional portraiture and the constructed nature of identity and gender are pressing concerns. In these now famous images, Cahun anticipated the performative work of contemporary artists such as Cindy Sherman.

This Hayward Touring exhibition is in collaboration with Jersey Heritage and was first presented at the Women of the World Festival 2015, Southbank Centre. It consists of 42 contemporary giclee prints made from scans of the original, the majority of the negatives having been lost.

Christmas closure

East GalleryNUA will be closed from Thursday 24 December 2015 – Saturday 2 January 2016 inclusive.



British Art Show 8 is coming to East GalleryNUA in 2016.

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