Not only is The Gallery at NUA an important touring venue for national and international exhibitions, it also provides students with valuable experience in installation and curation.
Our city centre public art space puts us at the heart of cultural life in the city. A respected programme of exhibitions and events by internationally recognised artists, curators and media practitioners has recently included: Hayward Touring shows by Jake and Dinos Chapman and Michael Craig-Martin, legendary graphic designer Lance Wyman, British pop artists Colin Self and sculptor Roger Ackling.
Exhibitions are accompanied by seminars and lectures delivered by specialists and curators, which enriches the University experience for students and those living and working in Norwich, as well as visitors to our city. If you would like to bring a group of visitors to the gallery, including school visits, we may be able to arrange a tour of the exhibition or create and activity for your group.
During exhibitions the Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 5pm.
We are closed on Sunday and Monday. ADMISSION FREE.
27 January – 28 February 2015
An exhibition of work by NUA staff curated by Professor Nichola Johnson, former Director of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, and Hannah Higham, from Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery.
17 Mar – 25 April 2015
Four separate but simultaneous exhibitions, in four different Norwich locations, bring major sculptural work from Brazilian-born artist, Ana Maria Pacheco, to Norwich for the first time. The Gallery at NUA will show an early work, The Banquet, made in 1985 and completed in Norwich, along with a related contextual work and large scale prints.
12 May – 6 June 2015
Co-curated by Norwich University of the Arts and Aldeburgh Music
The Gallery at NUA is very pleased to be working alongside the writer Julia Blackburn to bring a unique exhibition of John Craske’s beautiful paintings and tapestries to NUA, which will then travel to the Peter Pears Gallery as part of the Visual Arts Programme of the Aldeburgh Festival in 2015.
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Norwich University of the Arts held the major open exhibition EASTinternational 1991-2009. Selected by powerful international figures: Konrad Fischer, Marian Goodman, Rudi Fuchs, Nicholas Logsdail, Matthew Higgs and great artists Giuseppi Penone, Richard Long, Lawrence Weiner, Mary Kelly, Peter Doig, Neo Rauch, who objectively selected young artists from throughout the world: Jeremy Deller, Massimo Bartolini, Martin Creed, Steven Shearer, Tomoko Takahashi, Runa Islam, George Shaw, BANK, Lucy McKenzie, Haris Epaminonda, Meschac Gaba, Hurvin Anderson, Toby Zeigler, Richard Hughes, Ruth Ewan, Luke Fowler, Karla Black, Sara McKillop, Corin Sworn, Laure Prouvost and refocused attention on Phyllida Barlow, Zarina Bhimji, Rose Wylie, Peter Kennard.
The 1980s programme was developed with NUA staff, the Kitchen Sink Painters Edward Middleditch, Derrick Greaves and Nigel Henderson Independent Group. Kitaj’s Human Clay inspired the reintroduction of the Life Room run by John Wonnacott and John Lessore. Other exhibitions included Henry Tonks, Sickert, Rouault, Peter Greenham, Norman Blamey and Peter Fuller’s drawing polemic Rocks and Flesh. 1989-1992 included Marginalisation and Alienation curated by Eddie Chambers, Katy Deepwell, John Roberts and Third Text British Art & Immigration. EASTinternational influenced much of the programme and historical exhibitions of conceptualism Marcel Broodthaers, Jeff Wall, Gerry Schum videogallery, Conception 1968-72 and Unconcealed 1967-77.