Journal: 7 July 2016

British Art Show 8.

On Wednesday I was fortunate enough to enjoy a guided tour of the British Art Show 8 by Harriet Loftier (Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery) at Norwich Castle. The British Art Show showcases some of the most exciting contemporary art produced in the UK. The work is split between Norwich Castle and my beloved art school, Norwich University of the Arts.

It is a diverse collection but several pieces stood out including Cally Spooner (below), Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (top) and Mikhail Karikis (not pictured).

Rather than describing the work (and definitely not doing it justice), I wholeheartedly recommend you go and check this out for yourself. The show merges art, sculpture and performance. I’m informed that an Opera singer improvs to Cally Spooner’s piece at 3pm.

Set aside a couple of hours if you can so to take the show in at your leisure. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

And I wanted to say a personal thank you to both Norwich Castle & Norwich University of the Arts for securing such a great show for our fine city. Miss it and miss out. On until 4th September.


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