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A Sculpture Park for East Anglia

The Sainsbury Centre at the University of East Anglia has a vision for a wonderful sculpture park for the region. Situated across 320 acres of natural and the built environment, it will combine iconic architecture, art and nature in a truly accessible space for everyone to enjoy as a “total work of art.”

The original architecture of the campus, designed by Denys Lasdun in 1963, has a 2* English Heritage listing, and the wider landscape is a nationally important protected natural site. The Sainsbury Centre already has a number of outdoor works including three significant pieces by Henry Moore. Sculptures by Ian Tyson, Liliane Lijn and John Hoskin are sited across the UEA campus. 

With the superb Lord Foster designed and listed building at its heart, the Sculpture Park will be populated with masterpieces of modern and contemporary sculpture. It will benefit the University campus with both a recreational space and a focus for learning programmes and also, more significantly, aspires to engage meaningfully and enrich the lives of the wider community in Norwich and across Norfolk and the entire East Anglian region. It will provide a new experience of international art of the very highest quality and will encourage a sense of well-being linking outdoors and indoors through the exploration of art.

Tatlin’s Tower will be the next installation when it is erected for Russia Season in October. Over the next couple of years top on our list of sculptures to install are:

Elisabeth Frink: Mirage I and II

William Turnbull: Blade of Venus IV

Lynn Chadwick: Crouching Beasts series

Anthony Caro: Millbank Steps

If you would like to support this project and help us bring these stunning works for East Anglia to enjoy please contact: s.renouf@uea.ac.uk to discuss.