The Artist's Studio9. Feb - 23. May 10 / ended Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
Admission £4. Concessions £2. Family admission £8. Concessions £6. School groups £1 per child. Free to Sainsbury Centre Friends, UEA and NUCA staff and students.
Open Tuesday to Sunday (closed Mondays), 10am to 5pm and until 8pm on Wednesdays.
Discover the world of the artist's studiowith this fascinating look at the workplaces of artists in Britain from the 1640s to the present day.
The exhibition explores the changing ways in which artists have represented their studios: as sociable or theatrical spaces, as private rooms for reflection, or as sites for bohemian or alternative lifestyles. From the garrets of struggling artists to rooms packed with wealthy patrons, the studios are shown not only as creative spaces but as rich sources or information about the nature and work of the artists.
In the exhibition you will find paintings by artists such as Paul Cezanne, Paula Rego and JMW Turner, as well as drawings, books, manuscripts and photographs of artists' studios, including those of Francis Bacon, Antony Gormley and Frank Auerbach.
The show also features a selection of studio furniture, including an easel from the studio of Joshua Reynolds and painting equipment belonging to JMW Turner.
The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated book, available from the Sainsbury Centre Gallery Shop.
Exhibition organised by Compton Verney and curated by Giles Waterfield, independent curator and writer, and Antonia Harrison, curator, Compton Verney.
In association with Norfolk and Norwich Festival.
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