Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
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The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is an inspirational public art museum where you can see outstanding world art for free. The Centre, which opened in 1978 to house the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, is a world-class building designed by Norman Foster, at the University of East Anglia (UEA), a short distance from Norwich city centre.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Tues-Friday 10.00-18.00
Saturday-Sunday 10:00-17:00

Closed: Mon
Christmas & New Year

Admission charges

Admission to the permanent collection is free. There may be charges for special exhibitions.

Discounts

  • International Council of Museums

Additional info

The galleries are fully accessible to wheelchair users. Manual and electric wheelchairs are available - please call in advance to book. A hearing loop is installed in the building.

The Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection is primarily found in a gallery known as the Living Area, where modern European art is interspersed with works from around the globe. The objects you'll find here span 5,000 years of human creativity.

Objects from the UEA Collection of Abstract and Constructivist Art, Architecture and Design are also displayed. The collection reflects the curators' interest in 1960s kinetic art and multiples, and non-objective and constructive movements of the 20th century.

Collection details

Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Design, Fine Art, World Cultures

Key artists and exhibits

  • Henry Moore
  • Alberto Giacometti
  • Francis Bacon
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Edgar Degas
  • Amedeo Modigliani
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Paul Nash - The Rye Marshes

Paul Nash

  • 8 April — 20 August 2017 *on now

A key figure of Modern Art in Britain, Paul Nash (1889–1946) is regarded as one of the
most important British artists of the first half of the twentieth century. Renowned as an
official war artist in both the First and Second World Wars, Nash was particularly
fascinated with landscapes, especially those evoking ancient history.

Spanning his oeuvre from his earliest drawings to his iconic war-time paintings, the exhibition will examine Nash’s work in an international context and consider his position at the forefront of the developments of Modern British Art.

Organised by Tate Britain the exhibition will tour to the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle following its run at the Sainsbury Centre.

Admission

£12/£10.50 concessions Free for Members and Student Members Group organisers; for ten or more persons, admission is £10.50

Website

http://scva.ac.uk/art-and-artists/exhibitions/paul-nash

Rana Begum

Rana Begum: Space Light Colour

  • 12 May — 1 October 2017

Rana Begum is one of the most exciting artists working in Britain today. She has completed commissions in Dubai, Cambridge, and King’s Cross in London.

Rana Begum’s practice blurs the boundaries between sculpture, painting and architecture. It engages some of the movements of the past such as Minimalism and Constructivism with the same level of optimism and, at the same time, is fresh and relevant for today. She has been awarded the prestigious Abraaj prize, Art Dubai 2017.

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.

Admission

£7/£6 concessions. Free for Members and Student Members. Group organisers; for ten or more persons, admission is £6

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
University of East Anglia
Norwich
Norfolk
NR4 7TJ
England

Website

www.scva.ac.uk

E-mail

scva@uea.ac.uk

Telephone

01603 593199

Fax

01603 591053

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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