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Celebration of Norwich’s creative talent at exhibition by NUA staff

An abundance of creative works are challenging, intrigue and delight visitors to the Gallery at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) with the opening of Hidden in Plain Sight, an exhibition of works by the University’s staff.


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Among the works of art, design displays and media presentations on show are a bronze sculpture of a Windsor chair; an award-winning short film of the erosion of Anglia Square car park; a black wool dress featuring a concealed georgette panel; a year’s worth of illustrations sketched daily for twitter; and live one-to-one reading performances by a lecturer in fine art.

Neil Powell, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at NUA, says: “Norwich’s international reputation as a hotbed of creative talent is reinforced by the presence of a thriving specialist creative education institution attracting highly talented practitioners to the city to teach the next generation of artists, designers and media makers. Hidden in Plain Sight provides a chance to see the high quality creative outputs of individuals at the forefront of teaching and creative practice in the UK.”

The final selection of works for the exhibition were made by Hannah Higham, Curator of Modern Art at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, and NUA Visiting Professor Nichola Johnson, former Director of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

Hidden in Plain Sight is presented as part of the 170th anniversary celebrations programme of events at Norwich University of the Arts. For more information about these events visit www.nua.ac.uk/visit/n170 or read daily Tumblr posts at n170.today.

The exhibition is open at the gallery on St Georges Street from Tuesday 27 January until Saturday 28 February, 12pm to 5pm (closed Sunday and Monday). Admission is free.

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