Art Deco by the Sea

9 Feb 2020 – 14 Jun 2020

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

£13 | £12 concessions
FREE for Sainsbury Centre Members, UEA and NUA Student Members
50% for under 18s, full-time students and Art Fund Members

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Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Norwich, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Bus numbers 25, 25a and x25 run from Norwich city centre to UEA ' ask for the Sainsbury Centre stop. Park & Ride service 604 runs Monday to Friday to the main UEA bus stop.
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An unmissable exhibition celebrating British coastal culture and how Art Deco became the seaside style.


From resorts and hotels to cinemas and amusement parks, iconic examples of architecture will reveal how Art Deco altered the look of the British seafront. 

This exhibition of over 150 works will also shine a light on interiors and fashion, with striking designs from renowned manufacturers such as Poole Pottery, ECKO radios and Crysède textiles.  A significant group of Art Deco paintings, underpinned by a fashion for realism, will be brought together for the first time. 

The more ephemeral, popular culture of the seaside will also be considered, as part of the glamour and accessibility of this much loved style.   


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