Art exhibitions in Norwich this bank holiday weekend
7:00 a.m. April 29, 2022
From avant-garde modern art to works of historical significance, here are the exhibitions to visit in Norwich.
Heidi Ukkonen & Lysander Begijn: Suspirium
Moosey Gallery’s latest exhibition sees the walls turn pink for Swedish and Dutch artists Heidi Ukkonen and Lysandre Begijn.
The colourful, surreal and playful artwork has a dark undertone, with the title Suspirium referring to a deep breath or sigh, reflecting the angst of the modern world.
Thought-provoking and unique, this show is intriguingly beautiful.
Suspirium is at Moosey Art at Labor Vain Yard until May 21.
Ryan Gander: The Gift
Supported by the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, East Gallery NUA is hosting an exhibition by internationally acclaimed conceptual artist Ryan Gander, based in Suffolk.
The site-specific show will explore time, working with a phrase from his father “time is your greatest asset”. The exhibition includes new works and gallery visitors will receive a free gift.
Ryan Gander: The Gift is at East Gallery NUA from May 3 through July 16.
Scottish women artists are transforming tradition
The new exhibition at the Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts brings together works from the Fleming Collection, spanning 100 years.
Paintings, drawings, assemblages and photographs explore human relationships and the exhibition “aspires to serve as a ‘curatorial corrective’ to the historical absence of female artists in academic narratives and art institutions”.
Scottish Women Artists Transforming Tradition is at the Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts until July 3.
Trees and the Sacred
50 artists fill The Hostry at Norwich Cathedral to celebrate the trees.
Just as our county slowly greens up, Trees & The Sacred explores our love for the lungs of our planet.
In a time of climate crisis and global upheaval, celebrating trees is a poignant reminder of their comfort and importance.
Trees & The Sacred is at The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral until May 28.
Geoffrey Lefever: A retrospective at 90
The Norfolk Contemporary Art Society has come together to celebrate the work of Geoffrey Lefever, as he reaches his 90th birthday, in a retrospective.
Curated by three friends of Geoffrey Lefever, Derek Morris, Keith Roberts and Selwyn Taylor, the exhibition begins with his early landscape work and progresses through his work as a mature art student in the early 1980s, until his passing subsequent to abstraction. This is accompanied by a selection of his photographic work.
Geoffrey Lefever: A Retrospective at 90 is on view at the Norwich School Crypt Gallery until April 30.