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British Art Show 8 delivered to Norwich on The History Train

Horse and cart delivering artworks outside NUA

British Art Show 8 artworks arrived to NUA on the ‘The History Train’, a parade of six horse drawn carts delivering BAS8 art works and pieces to venues across Norwich.

The rare-breed Suffolk punch horses were decorated in horse brasses designed by the local public and created in NUA workshops by London contemporary artist Alan Kane (pictured).

The History Train drew upon the city’s rich history of heavy horse procession with new contemporary art creating an impressive live spectacular for the public to celebrate the launch of BAS8 in Norwich.

The History Train set off from Chapelfield Gardens, the parade delivering to Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich University of the Arts culminating at The Forum.

British Art Show runs from 24 June – 4 September 2016 in Norwich, showcasing over 40 contemporary artists across the city.

Watch a film by NUA graduate production company Copper Crayon of The History Train as it processed through Norwich City centre.

British Art Show 8 Artists

Åbäke Melanie Gilligan Eileen Simpson and Ben White
Lawrence Abu Hamdan Anthea Hamilton Daniel Sinsel
Caroline Achaintre Will Holder Cally Spooner
John Akomfrah and
Trevor Mathison
Alan Kane Patrick Staff
Aaron Angell Mikhail Karikis Imogen Stidworthy
Pablo Bronstein Linder Hayley Tompkins
Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin Rachel Maclean Troy Town Art Pottery
Andrea Büttner Ahmet Öğüt Jessica Warboys
Alexandre da Cunha Yuri Pattison Stuart Whipps
Nicolas Deshayes Ciara Phillips Bedwyr Williams
Benedict Drew Charlotte Prodger Jesse Wine
Simon Fujiwara Laure Prouvost Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Martino Gamper Magali Reus
Ryan Gander James Richards

Alan Kane and 3D Technician James Castle in NUA’s 3D workshop constructing the brass moulds. Photo credit: Denisa Illie


History Train images credit: Emily Buchan