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