Can you guess which Norwich pubs inspired these quirky collages?
PUBLISHED: 11:32 06 April 2017
A Norwich artist has turned some of Norwich’s best known pubs into quirky works of art - and how many can you match up with their real-life inspirations?
The Adam and Eve, the Sir Garnet, The Murderers and many more of the city’s watering holes feature in Caitlín Law’s new exhibition at Norwich Playhouse called The Norwich Illustrated Pub Crawl.
Sixteen collages, each of a different pub, can be found in the show which runs until the end of the month.
Miss Law, 26, described the exhibition as “a playful homage to the city.”
“Norwich is full of amazing pubs everywhere. People are really proud of their pubs - it’s part of the city’s identity,” she said.
“I started with the Fat Cat in West End Street and then people have requested others.
“My favourite pub is the Unthank Arms - I live on the same street - and the Rivergarden is local to where my mum lives. I’ve tried to stick to the ones that are real ale pubs and more traditional pubs.”
The full list of pubs she has recreated in collages includes The Fat Cat, The Coach and Horses, The Belle Vue, The Edith Cavell, The Rumsey Wells, The Murderers, The Cellar House, The Rivergarden, The Norwich Tap House, The Belgian Monk, The Adam and Eve, The Sir Garnet, The Lawyer, The Plasterers Arms, The Birdcage, and The Unthank Arms.
Miss Law, who studied a fine art and art history degree at Plymouth University before doing a history of art masters degree at the University of East Anglia, first started creating the collages in January, and she plans to add more to her collection in the future, with the Trafford Arms next in her list.
“All of the collages are made from unwanted and found paper, things that would otherwise be thrown away,” she said.
“I like taking things that do not have any importance and then turning them into something you would like on your wall as a work of art, reusing and recycling. I really enjoyed making them and hope other people enjoy looking at them. I like them because they are recognisable but they are also a bit different.”
The Norwich pub collages are latest collection from Miss Law’s illustration brand Soodle Street. She recently featured some of her other work inspired by buildings around the city in an exhibition at the Assembly House.
The Norwich Illustrated Pub Crawl is at Norwich Playhouse, in St George’s Street, until April 30.
For more about Miss Law’s artwork, visit www.soodlestreet.co.uk
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