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Third Thursday Lecture
Every Third Thursday of the month, the Sainsbury Institute hosts a lecture on a topic related to the art and culture of Japan. Talks begin at 6pm (50-minute lecture followed by refreshments).
Abstraction and the Art of John Golding exhibition
14 February - 27 September 2015
Showcasing the diversity and variety of modes of abstraction, the exhibition explores key elements of natural, geometric and lyrical abstraction alongside associated movements including Cubism, Vorticism, Orphism, Purism, De Stijl, Suprematism, The Bauhaus, and Minimalism.
Global East Anglia exhibition
20th May to 19th July 2015
Curated by current MA Museum Studies students at the University of East Anglia, ‘Global East Anglia’ is a response to the students’ exploration of coastal communities and the connections facilitated by the sea, both past and present.
Museums conference 2015 text
Conference 20 - 22 May 2015
This conference explores the role of the museum in relation to human engagements with the sea and major water courses such as lakes, lagoons and large river systems.
SIfA PhD student curates exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum
28 March 2015 – 6 March 2016
PhD student, Sarah Moulden, has curated a new in-focus exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery as an output of her AHRC Collaborative Doctorate Award.
UEA ranked second in UK for Art History in 2015 Times guide
Art History and World Art Studies, UEA has been rated in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide as second in the country in its latest 2015 league table.
REALITY: Modern and Contemporary British Painting
27 September - 1 March 2015
Curated by artist Chris Stevens, REALITY brings together over 50 works celebrating the strength of British painting with some of the best and most influential artists of the last sixty years.
SIfA PhD programmes
The Sainsbury Institute for Art at the University of East Anglia (SIfA) is inviting applications for our PhD programmes in Art History, Anthropology of Art, Archaeology, Museum and Heritage Studies, or the Arts of Africa, the Pacific & the Americas.
Points of Departure: Photography of African Migrations
21 October - 1 February 2015
Looking at the transatlantic slave trade and contemporary migration, photographers Hélène Amouzou, Mamadou Gomis and Judith Quax examine migration from West Africa.
Crossroads of Empires: Archaeology in West Africa
21 October - 1 February 2015
Exhibiting an archaeological process. Crossroads of Empires is a large-scale research project led by University of East Anglia archaeologist Anne Haour, which aims to help us better understand West Africa's past during the last 1500 years.
John Virtue in conversation
24 July / 6pm to 7.30pm
Artist John Virtue will be in conversation with with Paul Moorhouse, 20th Century Curator at the National Portrait Gallery, discussing his influences, connections to East Anglia and his new body of work: The Sea, currently on display at the Sainsbury Centre.
Seminar with Yuko Hasegawa
Thursday 10 July 2013 4–5.15pm
Emerging Sociopolitical Art after 3/11. A seminar organized by the Norwich University of the Arts, Japan Foundation, and the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures.
Collaborative PhD Studentship
British Sporting and Animal Art, 1760-1840: A Critical History of its Production, Reception, Collection and Display. The University of East Anglia, in partnership with Tate, is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified applicant for a full-time collaborative PhD studentship critically re-evaluating the history of sporting and animal art in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain, for three years commencing 1 October 2014.
Moore in Focus Exhibition
26th Apr 2014 - 20th Jul 2014
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. A new exhibition designed and curated by students on the University of East Anglia''s 2013-2014 Museum Studies MA course.
Exhibiting Concepts Experiencing Meanings
15-17 May 2014
An international symposium to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas.
The Future of South Asian Collections Conference: UK and South Asia perspectives
30 April to 2 May 2014
This conference aims to promote collaboration and exchanges between professionals working with collections of South Asian arts and crafts, nationally and internationally. By sharing knowledge and experiences, it is envisaged that the conference will build and strengthen networks, and foster new partnerships.
A Celebration of SIfA Research
On March 17, the School of Art History and World Art Studies hosted a reception in the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts to celebrate the recent research activity of SIfA staff.
Well done the 2014 SIfA Presents team
Movement in Modernism, 28th February 2014, was a massive success. With over three hundred guests, eighty three artworks, and a talented troupe of young dancers and musicians, it was a truly unique experience.
2014 Arthur Batchelor Lecture
Thursday 6 March 7pm
Bones in Transit: Early Modern Knowledge and the Vocabulary of Cannibalism. Professor Rose Marie San Juan. History of Art Department, University College London.
Sense and Sensuality: Art Nouveau 1890-1914
14th Feb 2014 - 14th Dec 2014
This exhibition at the Sainbury Centre for Visual Arts explores the drama and spectacle of early 20th century life. The majority of works, are on loan from the Victor and Gretha Arwas Collection and the show also marks a collaboration to establish the Victor and Gretha Arwas Foundation dedicated to the study and presentation of Art Nouveau.
Sainsbury Institute for Art presents Movement in Modernism
Friday 28th February 2014, 7-10pm
SIfA Presents: Movement in Modernism - an exclusive event curated by undergraduates from the School of Art History and World Art Studies at the University of East of Anglia.
Monument: International Exhibition at the SCVA
29th Mar 2014 - 27th Jul 2014
Four exhibitions dedicated to war commemorations on either side of the channel. 30+ contemporary artists. Events, publications and performances. Norwich, Caen and Calais.
South Asian Arts Group (SAAG) annual forum 2013-14
27th March 2014
Manchester and South Asian Arts. Hosted by the Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MIRIAD) in association with the South Asian Arts Group.
Study Day - Questioning the Masterpiece
Friday 21 February
On the occasion of the major exhibition, Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia, held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the University of East Anglia, this study day will interrogate notions of artistic value by focussing on the very concept of the ‘masterpiece' and interrogating it from different perspectives.
At Work in the Archive
A Call for Papers for a conference to be held on 8-9 May, 2014 in the School of Art History and World Art Studies, Sainsbury Institute for Art, University of East Anglia, Norwich
Sisjac Fellowships 2014
SISJAC is offering 3-4 Fellowships for 2014-15, one for a maximum period of one year and two or three short-term Fellowships of three months to half a year each. These will take place between September 2014 and August 2015 and Fellows will be based at the headquarters offices in Norwich, UK.
Sainsbury Centre wins Sandford Award
The Sainsbury Centre's popular education programme has been awarded the prestigious Sandford Award which recognises excellence in heritage education.
SIfA Postgraduate Open Day
On Wednesday 4th December 2013 the School of Art History and World Art Studies will be hosting an afternoon event to present an overview of MA and PhD courses offered by the Sainsbury Institute for Art.
2013 Martindale Lecture
26 November 18.30
The Sainsbury Institute for Art is delighted to announce that the 2013 Martindale Memorial Lecture will be given by Prof Bronwen Wilson of the University of East Anglia.
From Floor to Ceiling
Half day, Friday, 25 and full day Saturday, 26 October 2013
South Asian Arts Group (SAAG) and the Centre for Research and Education in Art & Media (CREAM), University of Westminster are delighted to be joining forces to run this one and a half day symposium in Autumn 2013. The purpose of this event is to spark debate and encourage collaboration and exchange on the vast but, thus far, under-researched area of South Asian floor-drawing and mural traditions and their contemporary manifestations.
African Archaeology Research Day 2013
Friday 1st November and Saturday 2nd November, 2013
We are delighted to announce that the 10th African Archaeology Research Day (AARD) is being hosted by SIfA at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.
2013 Robert Sainsbury Lecture Announcement
We are delighted to announce that the next Robert Sainsbury lecture will be given by Lord Foster of Thames Bank OM, the architect of our Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, on the 8th October 2013.
Crossroads of empires
This research project, which began on January 2011 and will run for five years, focuses on the archaeology of the Niger River Valley at the border between Bénin and Niger (West Africa). Its aim is to study how medieval ‘empires' influenced the patterning of settlement and material culture across the landscape.
Washi: The Art of Japanese Paper
11 March – 20 April 2013
Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures have been working together with Norwich University of the Arts and Kew Gardens on an exhibition on 19th and 21st century Japanese paper (washi) in Norwich, UK. There are also associated conference, talks and exhibitions of modern paper art inspired by washi. Please find the information below.
Starting Bid - The Emma Jonathan Fund
Thursday 28th Feburary 2013 - 7pm
Starting Bid is a combined live and silent auction of contemporary art to be held in the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich . The event will mark the official launch of the Emma Jonathan Fund.