A Place in the World (9 March to 28 April 2018) is an exhibition of photography and film by women artists from across the world, timed to coincide with the Southbank Centre’s Women of the World (WoW) Festival coming to Norwich for the first time in April 2018.
The exhibition includes artists Alexis Hunter, Rosalind Nashashibi and Lucy Skaer, Ifeoma Onyefulu, Hannah Starkey, Erika Tan, Susan Trangmar and Valerie Wilmer.
Erika Tan, The ‘Forgotten’ Weaver, 2017, ©the artist
I have curated the show to bring together a group of works examining female identity in relation to place. ‘Place’ here refers to location- that of the artist and the subject of the work- or to social place and how gender can construct a woman artist’s place in society. It examines female perspectives on the places where men and women from diverse cultures live and work around the world.
I felt it was important when selecting the show to include works that span the period from the feminist movement of the 1970s to today. I wasn’t trying to make a survey, but to select works that speak to each other across generations and reflect women’s lives, as seen by UK based artists from different backgrounds.
As part of the WoW Festival, on Friday 27 April, NUA will host an ‘in conversation’ between Caroline Douglas of the Contemporary Art Society and Valeria Napoleone, renowned collector of work by women artists. They will discuss their new initiative VN XX CAS, the purpose of which is to support the acquisition of significant works by female artists by museums and galleries.
The event will take place in St Andrew’s House, just opposite East Gallery. It is free to attend and tickets can be booked on the Norwich Arts Centre website.
And finally an update on the Revealing Munnings project - we are well on the way to our target to conserve NUA’s group of early Munnings drawings but we still need your help to reach the target and commission the conservation work.
Every donation is very much appreciated, so please follow the link to donate online:
If you didn’t manage to see our ‘Revealing Munnings’ show in February, there will be an exhibition of the conserved drawings alongside some early oil paintings by Munnings in 2019- so watch this space for more details.
Thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you in the gallery soon.
With warmest wishes,
Dr Caroline Fisher
Cavendish House, St Andrews Street, Norwich, NR2 4AE