Outpost Art Gallery Opens 'Off' As An Offsite Gallery

By Sarah Morley | 15 July 2006
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Norwich's newest Artspace - 'Off' is situated in an old Electricity Building near King Street. &h#169; Outpost Gallery

Outpost Norwich has a new offsite contemporary art gallery in the old Eastern Electricity Board building. ‘Off’ as it is called, opened on July 9 and will stay open untill August 19 2006.

The gallery is free to look around, though the outside of the building is also remarkable, as it is the subject of Rory Macbeth’s newest artwork. Rory has painted the entire novel ‘Utopia’ by Sir Thomas More on the outside of the gallery.

Kaavous Clayton, founder of ‘Off’ said the new gallery is exciting because of “its variety and quality of work" whilst the modern art it houses is “handmade and accessible”.

The reason for the name ‘Off’, Clayton explained, is threefold: “Firstly the old electricity board is off, secondly none of the art involves electricity so it is off, and thirdly it is off-site from Outpost.”

Though it is difficult to pin down a similar relationship between the artworks, Clayton said the common theme is “everything is touched and created by human hand”.

‘Off’ is situated just off King Street and is open 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday until 19th August. Admission is free.

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Sarah Morley is the 24 Hour Museum/Norwich HEART Student Writer in Norwich. Norwich Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust is the groundbreaking initiative to regenerate, manage and promote one of the most remarkable heritage resources in the UK and in Europe.

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