Exhibition

Leiko Ikemura: Usagi in Wonderland

18 Jul 2021 – 12 Dec 2021

Regular hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
09:30 – 18:00
Wednesday
09:30 – 18:00
Thursday
09:30 – 18:00
Friday
09:30 – 18:00
Saturday
10:00 – 17:00
Sunday
10:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

Tickets: £8 or FREE for Members and UEA/NUA Student Members
Concessions available
50% off for under 18's, full-time students & Art Fund Members
Tickets must be pre-booked before arrival with a specific time slot
Due to restricted numbers, we are currently not able to offer group visits

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Norwich, United Kingdom

Address

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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Japanese-Swiss artist, Leiko Ikemura, presents a selection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and photography in her first UK exhibition.

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Japanese-Swiss artist, Leiko Ikemura, presents a selection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and photography in her first UK exhibition. Ikemura has selected 50 works that span three decades of her career. Her art appeals to our imagination with its childlike purity.

The exhibition’s dominant theme is the connectivity of all aspects of nature, be it human, animal, plant or mineral, in an eternal circle of life. Through her fantastical figures and primeval landscapes, Ikemura explores fragility, transience and slow evolutionary change – choosing to address environmental issues from an empathetic, global perspective.

Usagi, meaning ‘rabbit’ in Japanese, is a recurrent mystical motif in Ikemura’s work, representing rebirth, fertility and renewal. Her bronze sculpture, Usagi Kannon (Rabbit Bodhisattva of Mercy), will stand in the Sainsbury Centre Sculpture Park from autumn 2021, providing a place of refuge to visitors wishing to shelter beneath its generous skirt.

The exhibition has been developed in collaboration with the Sainsbury Institute to coincide with the Japan-UK Season of Culture.

Supported by The Great Britain Sasakawa FoundationHenry Moore FoundationJapan-UK Season of Culture and the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures.

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Exhibiting artists

Leiko Ikemura

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