Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific

15 Oct 2016 – 12 Feb 2017

Event times

Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm
Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
Closed Mondays

Christmas opening hours:
Closed Friday 23 December 2015 - Monday 2 January 2016 inclusive.

Cost of entry

£12/£10.50 Free for Members, UEA Student Members and Patrons

Other concessions including Art Fund available. Ask at Gallery Reception for details. Members and Patrons must show their card on arrival.

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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Revealing stunning sculptures, textiles, ceramics, and ivory and shell regalia,Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition about Fiji ever assembled.


Over 270 works of art, including European paintings and historic photographs, are being loaned by exhibition partner the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology at Cambridge, and by the Fiji Museum, the British Museum, the Pitt Rivers Museum (Oxford) and museums in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Exeter, London, Maidstone, as well as Dresden and Leipzig in Germany.

This exhibition results from a three-year Arts & Humanities Research Council-funded project which examined the extensive but little-known Fijian collections in the UK and overseas, and uncovered some significant treasures. 

Paintings, drawings and photographs of the 19th and 20th century provide context for the artworks. These include exquisite watercolours by the intrepid Victorian travel writer and artist Constance Gordon Cumming, and by naval artist James Glen Wilson, who was in Fiji in the 1850s.


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