New installation from UEA’s Sainsbury Centre will see three new sculptures placed around campus
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A series of three life-sized sculptures will be installed around the University of East Anglia campus, as part of a high-profile installation announced by the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.
The cast iron sculptures, which will be revealed on April 22, were selected from Antony Gormley's ongoing series called Another Time, (1999 - 2013), which has been presented in locations across the globe.
And the project is part of an ambitious strategy to develop a renowned sculpture park at UEA, administrated and curated by the Sainsbury Centre.
The 3x ANOTHER TIME installation builds on an existing sculpture trail which includes works by Henry Moore, Ian Tyson, Liliane Lijn and John Hoskin in the grounds of the Sainsbury Centre and the university campus.
The three Gormley sculptures will be placed at different focal points and sightlines - including roof level - which are designed to be thought-provoking. The artist selected the locations after being attracted to the important architecture of the original university buildings designed by Sir Denys Lasdun, including the renowned Ziggurats.
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Calvin Winner, head of collections at the Sainsbury Centre and curator of the project, said: 'This project demonstrates how the Sainsbury Centre and university can attract internationally important artists to work in Norwich and the region.
'These spectacular and poignant sculptures will complement the campus and will provoke discussions exploring the relationship between man and nature,'
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Vice-Chancellor Prof David Richardson added: 'We're very much looking forward to welcoming visitors to UEA to see this arresting installation, which will add an exciting dimension to our campus art trail.'
Gormley describes the works as: 'Still moments of lived time placed in space.
'I like the feeling of the campus and its openness to the sky and the changing conditions of light and weather. Between the undercroft of the library and its exposed parapets and the teaching wall, I hope the work engages with the life of the university and with elemental conditions.'
In January, crowds flocked to the Sainsbury Centre when the Queen visited for a tour of the exhibition Fiji: Art and Life in the Pacific.