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:

Charlene Katuwawala
Communications and Marketing Officer 01603 592470

If you wish to reproduce images of other works in the Sainsbury Centre Collections please contact: 

Joanna Roberts
Gallery Registrar 01603 591057

Doris Lessing 100

13 September 2019 - 9 February 2020

A revealing exploration and reappraisal of the life and work of Nobel laureate Doris Lessing (1919–2013), one of the most celebrated and extraordinary writers of the twentieth century. 

Magdalene Odundo: The Journey of Things

3 August - 15 December 2019

Magdalene Odundo OBE is one of the world’s most esteemed artists working in the field of ceramics. This major exhibition will bring together more than 50 of Odundo’s works, including Transition II, Odundo’s largest work, made up of 1,001 individual suspended glass pieces.

W.G. Sebald: Far Away But From Where?

11 May - 18 August 2019

To mark what would have been the 75th birthday of W.G. Sebald (1944–2001), this innovative, interdisciplinary exhibition combines rare and unseen archive material with work by leading contemporary artists.

The Body Observed: Magnum Photos

23 March - 30 June 2019

Featuring around 130 works from the 1930s to the contemporary, The Body Observed explores how Magnum photographers have turned their lens to the body.

Ken Kiff: The Sequence

An important reappraisal of the work of Ken Kiff (1935–2001), one of the most original artists working in Britain at the end of the twentieth century.

Elisabeth Frink: Humans and Other Animals

13 October 2018 – 24 February 2019

The largest presentation of work by the eminent sculptor Elisabeth Frink since her death in 1993.

Brian Clarke: The Art of Light

17 June - 14 October 2018

A major show by the world's leading stained glass artist.

Lynn Chadwick: Beasts

11 May 2018 - 31 August 2019

Three beasts by Lynn Chadwick join the Sainsbury Centre Sculpture Park at UEA.

SUPERSTRUCTURES: The New Architecture 1960-1990

24 March - 2 September 2018

‘SUPERSTRUCTURES: The New Architecture 1960-90’ is an exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of the opening of the gallery, the first ever public building designed by Norman Foster.

The Russia Season - Royal Faberge and Radical Russia

14 October 2017 - 11 February 2018

In October 2017, to mark the anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the Sainsbury Centre will stage the Russia Season. A highlight will be the dramatic model of Tatlin’s Tower, one of the most iconic architectural projects to have been designed in the Soviet era. The ten-metre high model will be on display near the Sainsbury Centre. contrasting Russian art and life, before and after the Revolution.

Roger Law: From Satire to Ceramics

18 November 2017 - 3 April 2018

Renowned for co-creating the hit 1980s and 1990s television series Spitting Image with Peter Fluck, Roger Law has been a seminal British artist and cultural commentator for the last four decades. He has subsequently become a major ceramic artist, establishing himself as pioneering figure in his work in Jingdezhen, one of China’s most famous porcelain centres.

Roger Law: From Satire to Ceramics, opening on 18 November explores the full range of Law’s extraordinary career, in an exhibition that looks at his artistic and intellectual formation, and the successive environments he worked in. 

Paul Nash

Until 20 August

Spanning a lifetime’s work from his earliest drawings to his iconic war time paintings, this exhibition explores Nash’s central role in the development of modern British art.

Rana Begum: Space Light Colour

Until 1 October

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. This exhibition is her first solo museum show. 

Sainsbury Centre and UEA unveil new campus sculpture project with Antony Gormley: 3x ANOTHER TIME

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich has announced a major new addition to the parkland campus when internationally acclaimed artist Antony Gormley unveils a series of three sculptures. The high-profile installation, to be revealed on April 22, will enhance the campus for students, staff and visitors alike.