Exhibition celebrates the creative talents of Norwich University of the Arts staff

The Hidden in Plain Sight art exhibition by staff at Norwich University of the Arts. Picture: DENISE

The Hidden in Plain Sight art exhibition by staff at Norwich University of the Arts. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

Every day they pass on their creative wisdom to the artists of the future, but for the next few weeks their own work will be taking centre stage in a special exhibition celebrating the talents of staff at Norwich University of the Arts.

The Hidden in Plain Sight art exhibition by staff at Norwich University of the Arts. Stephen Jarvis

The Hidden in Plain Sight art exhibition by staff at Norwich University of the Arts. Stephen Jarvis with 'Lab 1', a painting of the interior of one of the research laboratories at Orford Ness. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

Hidden in Plain Sight - which opened at NUA's The Gallery on Tuesday - features the art work of more than 30 of the university's lecturers, tutors, technicians and other members of staff.

'Hidden in Plain Sight provides a chance to see the high quality creative outputs of individuals at the forefront of teaching and creative practice in the UK,' said Neil Powell, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at NUA.

'Our staff are practising artists, designers, architects and media creators, and the exhibition includes works by lecturers, staff from the library and from the shop and all areas. It is a selection of work by all staff making work and it's a rare opportunity for students to see the art work of our staff close up and talk to them about it.'

He said there was great variety in the exhibition.

The Hidden in Plain Sight art exhibition by staff at Norwich University of the Arts. Robert Hillier

The Hidden in Plain Sight art exhibition by staff at Norwich University of the Arts. Robert Hillier with 'To Do List: May 2004 -October 2006. Version 2'. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015


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'It's an amazing collection, from film through to textile, bronze sculpture, painting, fashion and illustration. It shows the richness of the whole community.'

Among the works are a short film about the erosion of Anglia Square car park, a year's worth of illustrations sketched daily for Twitter, and live one-to-one reading performances by a lecturer in fine art. Other exhibits include a bronze sculpture of a Windsor chair and a black wool dress. The work was selected by Hannah Higham, curator of modern art at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, and NUA visiting professor Nichola Johnson, former director of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

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Hidden in Plain Sight is at The Gallery, in St George's Street, until February 28. The Gallery is open 12pm to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday. Free admission. The show is part of the university's 170th anniversary celebrations. Visit www.nua.ac.uk/n170

Do you have a Norwich arts story? Email arts correspondent Emma Knights at emma.knights@archant.co.uk

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