Sainsbury Centre’s diverse 2021 exhibition programme

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The Sainsbury Centre is delighted to announce that their 2021 exhibition programme is now on sale. You can read about all their upcoming events in the new summer brochure, or see their highlights below. Explore this hub of art, culture and great coffee right on your doorstep at the UEA campus.

Bill Brandt | Henry Moore
18 May – 22 August 2021
Tickets £13/£12 concessions

A major exhibition tracing the parallel and intersecting careers of Bill Brandt and Henry Moore. Bringing together almost 200 works including sculpture, photographs and drawings, the exhibition explores the interdisciplinary range of these two artists and how they both responded creatively to the turbulent times in which they lived.

Book here:  sainsburycentre.ac.uk/whats-on/bill-brandt-henry-moore/

Leiko Ikemura: Usagi in Wonderland
11 July – 12 December 2021
Tickets £8/£7 concessions

Japanese-Swiss artist, Leiko Ikemura, presents a selection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and photography in her first UK exhibition. Ikemura has chosen 50 works that span three decades of her career, exploring fragility, transience and slow evolutionary change through fantastical figures and primeval landscapes.

Book here: sainsburycentre.ac.uk/whats-on/leiko-ikemura-usagi-in-wonderland/

Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years
19 September 2021 – 30 January 2022
Tickets £12/£11 concessions

This much-anticipated exhibition has been moved to autumn 2021. Displaying the earliest works – pots, plates and sculptures – that first made Perry’s name, the exhibition will shine a light on his experimentation and exploration of the potential of pottery to address radical issues and human stories.

Book here: sainsburycentre.ac.uk/whats-on/grayson-perry-the-pre-therapy-years/

Rhythm and Geometry: Constructivist art in Britain since 1951
2 October 2021 – 30 January 2022
Tickets free but must be pre-booked


Drawn from the Sainsbury Centre collection, this exhibition celebrates the abstract and constructed art made and exhibited in Britain since 1951. The exhibition includes work from the beginning of the 1950s to the present-day, comprising around 120 objects across sculpture, reliefs, mobiles, painting, drawing and printmaking.

Book here: sainsburycentre.ac.uk/whats-on/rhythm-and-geometry/

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