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Norwich graduate returns with film about the city

Internationally renowned video artist Tim Davies has made a new work responding to the history, culture and architecture of the city of Norwich, which is being exhibited to the public in The Gallery at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) on St Georges Street.

The artist, who lives in Swansea and has work included in many public collections, studied for a Fine Art Degree at NUA. Titled ‘Within’, the exhibition will also include short films made during a recent residency in China and for the Venice Biennale alongside his two-dimensional work.

Market Notes, 2014, video still, Tim Davies

Market Notes, 2014, video still, Tim Davies

Tim Davies’ 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.

Neil Powell, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) at NUA, says: “Tim Davies’ exhibition gives a truly contemporary perspective into the life of the City of Norwich. The University is delighted to have worked with the NNF on bringing this project to fruition and in bringing Tim Davies, a NUA graduate and distinguished artist back to Norwich.”

The show was co-commissioned by the Norfolk & Norwich Festival and will be listed as part of the festival’s programme of events taking place from 9 to 25 May.

Drift, 2011, video still, Tim Davies

Drift, 2011, video still, Tim Davies

William Galinsky, Artistic Director of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival, says: “This exhibition is an excellent fit within the Norfolk & Norwich Festival. It includes Tim’s new film made in response to Norwich which sits comfortably with our other work that celebrates the city including ‘The People’s Tower’ and ‘Safe House’. We always strive to bring the very best art to Norfolk and I’m pleased to welcome ‘Within’ to the Festival and the county.”

‘Within’ is brought to the Gallery at NUA in conjunction with Tom Rowland Fine Art. The exhibition is open at the gallery on St Georges Street from Thursday 24 April until Saturday 24 May, 12pm to 5pm (closed Sunday and Monday). Admission is free.

‘In conversation with Tim Davies’ is a free public event taking place at 5.30pm on Friday 9 May at The Gallery at NUA. NUA Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) Neil Powell will discuss with Tim the exhibition and his work. Places can be reserved via the NUA website at www.nua.ac.uk/visit.

Kilkenny Shift, 2009, video still, Tim Davies

Kilkenny Shift, 2009, video still, Tim Davies

About Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Norfolk & Norwich Festival is a flagship arts organisation for the East of England with a reputation for innovative, inspirational programming and commissioning. In addition to staging one of the most significant arts festivals in the UK each May, Norfolk & Norwich Festival collaborates throughout the year with local, national and international partners to produce work for a huge and diverse range of audiences, participants and communities.

The organisation has been granted Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation status from April 2012 and has been named as one of 10 Bridge Organisations with a mandate to develop arts and cultural opportunities for children and young people in the East of England. Norfolk & Norwich Festival is funded and supported by Arts Council England, Norfolk County Council, Norwich City Council and the generous support of sponsors and donors.

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