About War and Peace in The Undercroft
WAR AND PEACE’
3rd -26th July 2015
The Undercroft Gallery, Norwich.
Below the War Memorial, in front of City Hall, Peters Street, Norwich, NR2 1NH
Russian artist, Gennadiy Ivanov, will open the new Exhibition, 'War and Peace', at the Undercroft Gallery, below the War Memorial, St. Peters Street, Norwich, from 3 – 25 July, 2015. Exhibition open daily, from 11-5pm.
This powerful art project for all generations, offers visitors a "kaleidoscope" of original and conceptual ideas and wonderful art projects. Exhibition War and Peace is an event with a unique atmosphere for Norwich. This exhibition is dynamic. This exhibition is about life, about the past, present and future. This exhibition is about us.
The Organizer and artist Gennadiy says: 'the idea of this project was borne many years ago at Belarus, then I was travelling from my home town to Minsk on the train and I was looking through the window to the beautiful and colourful Autumn trees… I am dedicating this exhibition to all those who died in the two World Wars, as well as to my grandfather who was killed in the Russian-Japanese War. The anniversaries of the ending of these major conflicts are fresh in our hearts at this time.'
The exhibition has 20 artists from different regions of Great Britain, England, Scotland, Russia, Belarus, Holland and Germany. Many of the names are familiar to us from the Norwich exhibitions, like artists from N20 artists group – Linda and Michael Chapman, Frances Martin, Richard Cleland, Peter Offord, Monika Wesselmann, Barbara Leaney, and many other familiar names, like Toni Hayden and Andy Hornett. Also exhibiting Sue Law the Cambridge artist, Sue Nicholas, Dina Mackins from Scotland, Lucy Besson from Holland and many more. Also during the exhibition lectures by Professor Lynda Morris from NUA, and by specialist in medieval architecture Dr. Domenic Summers from UEA will be held, dates and venues to be confirmed.
With a group of contemporary artists working in sculpture, painting, drawing, print, photography, video and sound-installation, Gennadiy aims to bring to the forefront of our minds these terrible wars that destroyed the lives of millions of people and decimated many beautiful cities.
You have unique chance to see a huge canvas 20 meters long by Russian artist Gennadiy Ivanov. Like the book by Leo Tolstoy "War and Peace" and this picture captures the imagination and ideas and dimensions.
The venue for this project is especially appropriate: the Stone of Remembrance designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, sited above the Undercroft Gallery, connects with the theme of this Exhibition. The artists are working together with local veterans to create a thought-provoking exhibition that hopefully will resonate with the people of Norwich. What makes this project especially interesting is that it is site-specific, connecting the exhibition with the Memorial of Remembrance above the Undercroft Gallery. The artists will work together with local veterans to create a meaningful exhibition, which will resonate with the people of Norwich.
As part of their tour in the UK, in the Undercroft gallery July 24 ,4-6pm, a concert by a group Mutant Vinyl and its leader Edwin Pope, who graduated from the Academy of Paul McCartney, with his unforgettable music in the style of electronic jazz and with the unique sound of his saxophone.
We cordially invite all those who are not indifferent to the theme of War and Peace to join us. Visit us with your family, with your friends and veterans.
Further details from Gennadiy Ivanov,
Norwich Studio Art Gallery, 77 Upper St Giles Street , NR2 1AB
War and Peace events
4pm Professor Lynda Morris lecture
'Manipulation of Art in Britain 1970-2015'
4pm Dr Dominic Summers lecture 'Medieval Art' Free admission
3pm Samia Malik performs
4pm Mutant Vinyl /Edwin Pope
Images from the exhibition