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East GalleryNUA

East GalleryNUA is an exciting, city centre gallery space showcasing the best modern and contemporary art through its curated exhibitions programme.

Exhibitions are originated by Norwich University of the Arts or the result of collaborations with a range of significant national and international partners. The venue provides valuable experience for students on the MA Curation course alongside those from other courses who can work as Gallery Assistants.

East GalleryNUA
Cavendish House
St Andrews Street

Opening times: Tuesday – Saturday, 12-5pm. Admission free.
East GalleryNUA venue and programme funded by Norwich University of the Arts.

Hannah Starkey image of moon and boy playing ukelele

Current exhibition: A Place in the World

9 March – 28 April. Closed for Easter holidays from Friday 30 March to Wednesday 4 April inclusive.

A Place in the World is an exhibition of photography and film by women artists, timed to coincide with the Southbank Centre’s Women of the World (WoW) Festival, hosted in Norwich for the first time.

The works in the exhibition have been assembled as an exploration of the relationship between place and female identity. Place can be taken as location, that of the artist and the subject of the work, or social place and how gender constructs a female artist’s place in society.

Some of the works in the exhibition are self-portraits while others depict women that the artist has some kind of empathy with, the artist sometimes putting herself in their place. Reflection is used as a formal device by some of these artists, either through the photography of an image in a reflective surface, or in the case of a double screen video piece, to reflect the subject of the work.

The core of the exhibition is a series of loans from Arts Council Collection in London. This collection has strong holdings of photography and film by female artists, and a number of works selected for A Place in the World have not been exhibited recently. The exhibition will also show a version of a film installation made by Erika Tan for the Diaspora Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2017.

Find out more about A Place in the World

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Upcoming exhibition: Nathan Coley

15 May – 7 July 2018

East Gallery is delighted to show the work of Nathan Coley, a Glasgow-based artist whose work examines the nature of belief in our society through a range of media. His gallery based work and interventions in public space seek to enquire into our relationship with sacred and secular architecture, signage and protest, exploring systems of faith and how these are represented and demonstrated. Nathan Coley was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2007.

Mutator VR at East GalleryNUA

East GalleryNUA was the first art gallery worldwide to exhibit Mutator VR, a new Virtual Reality installation using original software modelled on the processes of evolution. The viewer experienced the work of a 3D organic space that changed and emerged around them. Watch this video to find more about this animated virtual world.

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Drawing by Munnings of a horse and a horse head on paper

Revealing Munnings: rediscovered drawings from the NUA archives

East GalleryNUA exhibits drawings by one of Norwich University of the Arts’ most renowned alumni, Sir Alfred Munnings.

The fourteen drawings were on public display for the first time, after being uncovered in the University archive. They demonstrate Munnings’ emerging expertise as a draughtsman and his aptitude for capturing human and animal form while he was a student at the Norwich School of Art, now NUA.

The drawings are in urgent need of conservation, so the University is launching a public appeal for help to raise the funds necessary to preserve these extraordinary works for future generations.

Find out more about Munnings

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Get in touch

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Exhibitions Archive

View an archive of shows from the history of East GalleryNUA. Check back as more content will be added through East GalleryNUA archiving.

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 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.