Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts current exhibitions
Saturday 8 April to Sunday 20 August 2017
Paul Nash (1889–1946) is regarded as one of the most important British artists of the early twentieth century.
Renowned as an official war artist in both the First and Second World Wars, he was fascinated by the landscapes of Southern Britain, especially those evoking its ancient history.
Spanning a lifetime’s work from his earliest drawings to iconic war-time paintings, the exhibition examines Nash’s work in an international context and considers his position at the forefront of British modern art. In the 1930s and 1940s Nash’s experiments in photography, collage and painting often involved juxtapositions of found objects and landscapes. He worked closely with Eileen Agar during these years and materials from Agar’s archive will be shown alongside Nash’s work.
The Cliff to the North (1912), a significant early drawing featured in the exhibition, was inspired by Nash’s visit to North Norfolk in December 1912.
£12/£10.50 concessions/ Free for Sainsbury Centre Members and Student Members
Friday 12 May to Sunday 1 October 2017
Rana Begum is one of the most exciting artists working in Britain today. She has completed commissions in Cambridge, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio and Kings Cross. This will be her first museum show anywhere in the world.
Rana Begum started as a painter but her discovery of the work of USA modern masters such as Donald Judd and Dan Flavin led her to re-examine her practice which subsequently relates and responds to Minimalism and various idioms of abstraction particularly constructivism and Concrete art.
Her use of space, colour and form will transform the Mezzanine Gallery with an immersive installation and wall-mounted reliefs, taking advantage of the light and space of Norman Foster’s architecture.
£7/£6 concessions/ Free for Sainsbury Centre Members and Student Members
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art at the Campus University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ