Final few days for British Art Show in Norwich

British Art Show 8 at Norwich Castle. Work by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin.Picture: ANTONY KEL

British Art Show 8 at Norwich Castle. Work by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

More than 20,000 people are thought to have enjoyed exploring British Art Show 8 in Norwich this summer - and there are now just a few days left for people to catch the exhibition in the city.

British Art Show 8 at Norwich Castle. Work by Linder. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

British Art Show 8 at Norwich Castle. Work by Linder. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

The touring show - which celebrates the country's leading role in the international art scene and features works from 42 artists - finishes at Norwich Castle and Norwich University of the Arts on Sunday.

It arrived in the city in style in June, when the artworks were delivered by heavy horses as part of artist Alan Kane's The History Train.

Harriet Loffler, curator of modern and contemporary art at Norfolk Museums Service, said there had been a really positive response throughout the summer, with people of all ages enjoying the artwork and lots of repeat visitors.

Meanwhile Caroline Fisher, manager of NUA's East Gallery, said the exhibition had helped boost Norwich's reputation as a 'cultural hub.'

Part of the British Art Show 8 exhibition at the Norwich University of the Arts. Sequencer by Benedi

Part of the British Art Show 8 exhibition at the Norwich University of the Arts. Sequencer by Benedict Drew. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

She said: 'Hosting British Art Show 8 has reaffirmed the commitment of Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich Castle and Norwich as a city to supporting creative excellence by hosting cutting-edge contemporary shows.

'It has provided a unique opportunity for people in the east of England to experience grass roots contemporary art in Britain today. Norwich has a reputation as a cultural hub and the visit of British Art Show 8 has really helped to confirm this.'

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There are several events linked to the show taking place this week. NUA will host a discussion reflecting on what the show has brought to the region. Called East or Eden? Contemporary Art in Norwich, the event will be at the university's Duke Street building on Friday from 4.30pm until 6pm.

People are also invited to take part in an event called Playing The Game which starts at Norwich Market at 10am on Saturday and runs until 2pm.

For more information about both events and the exhibition, visit www.britishartshow8.com

The Hayward Touring exhibition is in Norwich until Sunday. After this it will move to Southampton, its final location.

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