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Magnificent Obsessions

12 September - 24 January 2016

The Artist as Collector. Exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

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.

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.

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.

What we've forgotten

Wednesday 16 July

Performance by The Voice Project as part of the 'Monument: Aftermath of War and Conflict' exhibition.

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.

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.

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.

John Virtue: The Sea

26th Apr 2014 - 27th Jul 2014

Exhibition of renowned painter John Virtue's latest seascapes at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

The Arts and Crafts of Burma and Northern Thailand

Current Exhibitions at The South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection Trust

Ackroyd and Harvey Stranded

9th Mar 2013 - 31st Jul 2013

New exhibition of works by the artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey.

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.

Ariana by Marine Hugonnier

19 January – 10 February 2013

Part of the exhibition Apparent Positions, a series of installations at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts by contemporary artists who work with the moving image.

The Art Lab: Changing Landscapes

29th Sep 2012 - 23rd Dec 2012

Changing Landscapes combines rarely displayed works of art from the Sainsbury Centre collections together with stimulating new projects and commissions by visiting artists and academics, showing a whole variety of current thinking about landscape and environmental issues.

Japanese Dolls by Hatsuko Ohno

Wednesday 14 November 6pm

A chance to hear a special lecture from Mika Mori, daughter of doll-maker Hatsuko Ohno, on the meaning and importance of traditional doll-making in Japan.

Thomas Houseago

31 July - 27 January 2013

The second exhibition in the Next Modern series showcases the work of British-born sculptor Thomas Houseago, whose large-scale bronze, Hermaphrodite, stands in the Centre's west end Sculpture Garden.

Tohoku Images of a Disaster

24th January - 24th March 2012

The exhibition comprises images by Japanese and international photographers revealing the terrifying drama and damage wreaked by the earthquake and tsunami along Japan's north-eastern coastline on 11th March 2011.

The First Moderns Art Nouveau, from Nature to Abstraction

4th Feb 2012 - 2nd Dec 2012

The First Moderns is the first in a series of displays of spectacular displays of works from the Sainsbury Centre's permanent collections that will explore the importance of design, particularly in the European context in the 19th and 20th centuries.

There Is Here Photographs by Avi Gupta

4th Feb 2012 - 1st Jul 2012

There Is Here is the first UK exhibition by American artist Avi Gupta, specially commissioned for the Sainsbury Centre.

Manga Dreams Anderson and Low

4th Feb 2012 - 24th Jun 2012

Photographers Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low have collaborated since 1990, achieving consistent critical acclaim.

Kingdom of Characters


4th Feb- 3rd Jun 2012

Kingdom of Characters is a vibrant exhibition, which will celebrate the growing interest in Japanese manga and anime. The exhibition is organised by the Japan Foundation

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