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The Gallery at NUA

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.

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If you would like to receive news of upcoming exhibitions by email, please contact gallery@nua.ac.uk with ‘subscribe to mailings’ in the subject line.

Opening times

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

The Gallery at NUA
St George’s Street
Norwich
NR3 1BB

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.

Contact The Gallery at NUA

  • Norwich University of the Arts, Francis House, 3-7 Redwell Street, Norwich, NR2 4SN
  • Telephone: +44 (0)1603 886385
  • email: gallery@nua.ac.uk
Drift, 2011 by Tim Davies

Within

Tim Davies’ film and video works often feature a performer, usually the artist himself, negotiating his way through the built environment. The human body becomes the means by which to explore the spatial and social aspects of architecture. This exhibition includes a new film made in response to Norwich – reflecting the city’s historic context and its cultural and architectural specificity. Within will be open to the public from Thursday 24 April until Saturday 24 May.

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.

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.

Tate

NUA Tate Lecture- Art Under Attack

Thursday 1 May, 6pm, Duke Street Lecture Theatre

Continuing the Tate Lecture series at Norwich University of the Arts, Marcus Dickey Horley, Curator of Access and Special Projects at Tate, presents a talk on the subject of artworks that have been attacked, defaced, destroyed or mutilated. Dickey Horley will talk about three main areas of attack: Iconoclasm – art that was destroyed in the Reformation, Political protests – how activists have used attacks on art to gain attention for a political or social agenda and Destruction as an act of creation – artworks in which the act of destruction is its creative force. This is a free public lecture however we ask that you reserve a place to guarantee entry. Please visit our Online Store

Tim Davies

In Conversation with Tim Davies

Friday 9 May, The Gallery at NUA

In conjunction with his upcoming exhibition, Within in the Gallery at NUA, artist Tim Davies will be in discussion with Pro Vice-Chancellor, Neil Powell in the Gallery. This is a free event however we ask that you reserve a place to guarantee entry. Please visit our Online Store

Jonathan Colum-French presenting an award to a student

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. To download an applications 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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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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Norwich Gallery

- 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.