Thousands enjoy the British Art Show in Norwich

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

Thousands of people have been enjoying the work on show at British Art Show 8 in Norwich.

Part of the British Art Show 8 exhibition at the Norwich University of the Arts. Vicky Brooke with t

Part of the British Art Show 8 exhibition at the Norwich University of the Arts. Vicky Brooke with the juke box Thanks For Listening, a project responding to and tackling student debt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

The Hayward Touring exhibition celebrates the country's leading role in the international art scene and features more than 100 works from 42 artists. The show is in Norwich until September 4 and is being hosted by Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery and Norwich University of the Arts.

Rosy Gray, exhibitions coordinator at Norfolk Museums Service, said: 'We've had an exciting first month at BAS8. Over 14,000 visitors have already experienced the fascinating work this exhibition has to offer...Treats to come include a beautiful performance by Northern Ballet dancers commissioned specially for BAS8 which incorporates artist Linder's sensuous tapestry Diagram of Eyes [at Norwich Castle].'

Dr Caroline Fisher, manager of NUA's East Gallery, said: 'BAS8 has had a wonderful reception from visitors... Norwich University of the Arts has been frequently complimented on our student 'Live Guides' who are on hand to help people interpret the works in the exhibition, deepening visitors' experience of the work.

'People have generally been surprised, thrilled and inspired by the amazing range of art at BAS8 – often expanding their idea of what art can be.'

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


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There are lots of events taking place inspired by BAS8. These include children's tours of the show at NUA tomorrow and Thursday, August 25, and at Norwich Castle on Tuesday, August 23; a late-night takeover event at NUA on Saturday, August 6; and Children of the Mantic Stain at Norwich Castle, a performance by Northern Ballet inspired by work created by the artist Linder, on Friday, August 12.

For more about BAS8 and events inspired by the show, visit www.britishartshow8.com

Part of the British Art Show 8 exhibition at the Norwich University of the Arts. Vicky Brooke listen

Part of the British Art Show 8 exhibition at the Norwich University of the Arts. Vicky Brooke listens to Auditory Learning by Eileen Simpson and Ben White, with record players playing fragmented 1962 music just out of copyright. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

Part of the British Art Show 8 exhibition at the Norwich University of the Arts. Jade Anderson and C

Part of the British Art Show 8 exhibition at the Norwich University of the Arts. Jade Anderson and Charlie Barkus with some Ryan Gander sculptures. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

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