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The Gallery at NUA

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.

Opening times

During exhibitions the Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 5pm.
We are closed on Sunday and Monday. ADMISSION FREE.

Anne Sleeping

Upcoming Exhibitions

A Return to the Norwich Life Room: Exhibition Conference

    Sunday 9 November 2014

    Prices and booking information: Adult £25, Concession £22.50, Museums Pass Holders £20, NUA Students £15.
    This includes lunch and refreshments. Booking is essential. Please call 01603 495897 or 01603 493625 or here.

    Organised to accompany the two exhibitions on John Wonnacott and John Lessore at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery and Norwich University of the Arts this conference will explore the impact that the artists’ work and their teaching had in Norwich in the late seventies and eighties and the development of figurative painting in Britain at this time. To find out more download the Conference flyer below.

John Wonnacott and John Lessore: The Norwich Life Room – exhibition catalogue now available to buy online here.

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Get in touch

Gallery events are publicised via Twitter so please follow us for updates. If you wish to find out more about a particular event please contact our Gallery team.

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Illustration from the Jake and Dinos Chapman show

Exhibitions Archive

View an archive of shows from the history of The Gallery at NUA. Check back as more content will be added through The Gallery at NUA archiving.

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Become a Friend of NUA

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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Arts Award supporter

Find out more about NUA’s support for the Arts Award.

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EASTinternational

- Curator Lynda Morris 1991-2009

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.

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- Curator Lynda Morris 1980-2009

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.