Birds, 14 huge textile panels and Japanese art in latest Norfolk exhibitions
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Artist and curator Alice Lee has her latest solo show, textile artist Jacqui Parkinson stitches the Book of Revelation and the collection of Judith S. Novak is on show at the Sainsbury Centre.
Threads Through Revelation
Hostry, Norwich Cathedral, March 2-April 16, Mon-Sat 9.30am-4.30pm, Sun 10am-3pm, admission free, cathedral.org.uk
This exhibition features a spectacular display of images from the Book of Revelation, comprising of 14 huge stitched panels by Jacqui Parkinson, a textile artist whose pieces has been on display in many cathedrals over the past decade as a result of a series of commissions from the Deo Gloria Trust. Her exhibitions have included different themes including grief, creation and rites of passage. In 2013 Jacqui started on a very ambitious piece of work on Revelation, the last book in the Bible. The 14 panels are each 2.5m high and between 1-3m wide. The techniques and styles used are unusual and possibly unique, a combination of painted dyes, multi-layered silks cut to create an extraordinary frayed effect and then metallic leather stitched on top.
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Alice Lee: II
Norwich Arts Centre, March 8-April 5, Mon-Fri 1pm-5pm, Sat 10am-6pm admission free, 01603 660352, norwichartscentre.co.uk
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Following on from her first solo show III, this latest exhibition features the print work by Alice Lee. Alice is an artist and curator based in Norwich, who develops a variety of independent, nationwide projects under the name of Parallel Point. In 2015, she was short-listed in both The Visual Art and EDP People's Choice categories for the Norfolk Art Awards. Her technical drawings, predominantly of birds and a bit of typography, have evolved into a collection of printed paraphernalia using screen print, digital and riso processes. A selection of work from this show will be for sale, raising money for a new charity Littlelifts which aims to provide support and comfort to women facing chemotherapy treatment for primary breast cancer.
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Antreos Art Foundation, Fye Bridge Street, Norwich, March 7-18, Tues-Sat 9am-5pm, admission free, anterosfoundation.com
An exhibition of new works exploring ideas surrounding geographical exploration and discovery by artist Barnaby Wills, who studied Fine Arts in Bristol. His work is influenced by and critical of our popular culture and its trappings. He uses painting, collage, text and sculptural installations in projecting his message. His paintings offer colour, life and vibrancy with mixed media and oils. He considers his work to be respectful of tradition and history whilst at the same time wanting to engage with the contemporary art debate. He also draws from elements of graphic design, playing with techniques of appropriation and balance between word and image.
Gifts from the Judith S. Novak Collection
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, until June 25, Tues-Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm, admission free, 01603 593199, scva.ac.uk
Exhibition celebrating the collection of Judith S. Novak and showcasing works which are gifted to the Sainsbury Centre. An art enthusiast and avid collector, her donation embraces a range of material principally from Japan but also from Britain. Works from the Edo (1615–1868) and Meiji periods (1868–1912) in Japan include cabinets, tables and folding screens and smaller pieces such as teapots, baskets and wooden inlaid boxes. The British material comprises English Victorian majolica by Wedgwood and Minton, and Arts and Crafts metalwork by Omar Ramsden, possibly made for The Brompton Oratory.