Sainsbury Centre exhibition
Scottish Women Artists: Transforming Tradition
9 April to 4 September 2022, Sainsbury Centre, Norwich
Developed in partnership with the Fleming Collection
Tickets: £9/£8 concessions*
FREE for Members and Student Members**
(plus £1.50 booking fee for non-members)
50% off for under 18's, full-time students & Art Fund Members
Tickets may be pre-booked before arrival with a specific time slot, walk-in tickets available subject to availability
Scottish Women Artists: Transforming Tradition, curated with the Fleming Collection, brings together exciting historical, modern and contemporary works that span over one hundred years of social transformation, innovation and individualism.
This exhibition presents fifty engaging works, which address a wide and eclectic range of themes. Scottish Women Artists focuses on paintings, drawings, assemblages and photography that explore human relationships, encounters with places, structural forms and recognisable objects.
With works by mid-twentieth century greats, such as Joan Eardley, Margot Sandeman and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham shown alongside contemporary artists Caroline Walker and Sekai Machache, Scottish Women Artists aspires to serve as a ‘curatorial corrective’ for the historic absence of women artists in academic narratives and artistic institutions.
* We regret, there is no access for wheelchair users who are unable to independently navigate the steep spiral staircase in the event of an evacuation. Please see further access information below.
** UEA and NUA students are eligible for free student membership. Sign up
How to book an exhibition ticket as a Member and FAQ’s
The Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation owes its existence to the formation of the finest collection of Scottish art outside public institutions, comprising over 600 works from the seventeenth century to the present day. The Fleming Collection dates back to 1968 when investment bank Robert Fleming & Co, began to acquire Scottish art to hang in its offices worldwide to reflect its Dundonian roots. Following the sale of the bank in 2000, the Collection was vested in the Foundation.
The Sainsbury Centre is accessible to disabled visitors including those with limited mobility and those accompanying them, with the exception of the Mezzanine Gallery where this exhibition is displayed. The Sainsbury Centre is a Grade II* Listed building. Due to Fire Safety regulations, we regret we are unable to allow visitors access to the Mezzanine Gallery who are unable to independently navigate the steep spiral staircase in the event of an evacuation. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Quote: James Knox, Director of the Fleming Collection
Image: Agnes Miller Parker, The Uncivilised Cat, 1930. The Fleming Collection Ⓒ The Estate of the Artist. Image courtesy The Fine Art Society. Photography by John McKenzie.
Art Nouveau: The Nature of Dreams
29 March – 13 September 2020
£8 | £7 concessions 50% off for under 18s, full-time students and Art Fund Members FREE for Sainsbury Centre Members, UEA and NUA Student Members
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About the Sainsbury Centre
The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is one of the most important public university art galleries in Britain. It was founded in 1973 at the University of East Anglia (UEA) with the support of one of the nation’s great philanthropic families, Sir Robert and Lady Sainsbury who donated their extraordinary art collection which includes works dating from prehistory to the late twentieth century from across the globe. A radical new building by Norman Foster was designed to house the collection and was his first public work.
The Sainsbury Centre holds one of the most impressive art collections outside of the national institutions. It includes a significant number of works by modern masters of European art such as Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore, Francis Bacon, Jacob Epstein, Jean Arp, Chaïm Soutine and Amedeo Modigliani. There is also a remarkable collection of art and antiquities dating from prehistory to the late twentieth century from across the globe. There are major holdings from Oceania, Africa, the Americas, Asia, the ancient Mediterranean cultures of Egypt, Greece and Rome, as well as Medieval Europe. Alongside these permanent collections, it hosts a range of exhibitions in the largest suite of temporary exhibitions galleries in Eastern England.
About the Anderson Collection of Art Nouveau
The Anderson Collection of Art Nouveau is considered one of the most important private collections of Art Nouveau in the UK. The collection comprises of 200 works and encompasses examples of European and American Art Nouveau from about 1890 to 1905, and includes furniture, glass, ceramics, metalwork, jewellery and graphics.
Sir Colin and Lady Anderson were among the first British collectors of Art Nouveau. The first pieces were bought in 1960, the last in 1971. They were particularly drawn to exquisitely coloured pieces that epitomised the style with whiplash curves, botanical lines and floral motifs.
The collection includes pieces by leading exponents of Art Nouveau such as Louis Comfort Tiffany, Emile Gallé and René Lalique, and significantly, other anonymous commercial pieces, giving the collection a wonderfully individual character and offers an opportunity for an exploration of Art Nouveau as both design and manufacture.
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art at the Campus University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ