Press Office

Press office

Welcome to the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts’ online Press Office. This section contains press releases and news on upcoming exhibitions and events. 

For further information, location filming and photography, and to request press ready images contact Marketing and Communications Officer Penelope Lucas 01603 593649,

If you wish to reproduce images of other works in the Sainsbury Centre Collections please contact Gallery Registrar Jo Foyster 01603 591057, 

Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector

Celebrating the many and varied motivations for collecting Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector presents the fascinating personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists, including Andy Warhol, Arman, Peter Blake, Edmund de Waal, Damien Hirst,Howard Hodgkin, Sol LeWitt, Martin Parr, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Pae White

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Francis Bacon and the Masters

This unique collaboration with the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg sees paintings by Francis Bacon shown alongside works by old and modern masters

REALITY: Modern and Contemporary British Painting

Curated by artist Chris Stevens, REALITY brings together over 50 works celebrating the strength of British painting

Monument: Aftermath of War and Conflict

Monument is a new exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre organised as part of a series of inter-connected exhibitions of contemporary art in England and France.

Sense and Sensuality: Art Nouveau 1890-1914

This exhibition of mainly French Art Nouveau explores the drama and spectacle of contemporary life at the turn of the 20th century.