Explore our Sculpture Park

The Sculpture Park surrounds the award-winning Norman-Foster designed Sainsbury Centre building at the UEA campus. Set within the 350 acres of parkland featuring outstanding art, architecture and natural beauty, it is open daily during daylight for all visitors to enjoy. Entry is free and un-ticketed.

The Sculpture Park includes important works by notable artists such as Henry Moore, Elisabeth Frink, Lynn Chadwick, Liliane Lijn and Antony Gormley.

As well as formal sculpture gardens, the Park offers the tranquillity of the Broad and Yare river valley and dense urban modernist architecture, designed by leading architects such as Norman Foster, Denys Lasdun and Rick Mather. The natural environment includes a wide range of fauna and flora including a number of remarkable ancient oaks and is home to a population of wild rabbits and rare and endangered species.

Download our free map to find out more about the sculptures on display and where to find them. Families can download our Sculpture Park Pocket Map, which includes fun activities for all ages.

We welcome all ages, from individuals to families. Visit our Online Studio to find free resources which can be downloaded and used when visiting the Sculpture Park. Discover upcoming Sculpture Park family events here.

Please do not climb on the sculptures.

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Two piece reclining figure, No.3

Artist: Henry Moore (1898–1986)
Date: 1961
Material: Bronze
Location: North side of the Sainsbury Centre
Object number: L.06
On long loan from Tate

Moore compared his reclining figures to landscapes, saying ‘Knees and breasts are mountains’.

 

 

 

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Celosía XI (Hafsa Bint Al-Hayy)

Artist: Cristina Iglesias (b.1956)
Date: 2006
Material: Stoneware and metal structure
Location: West end garden of the Sainsbury Centre
Object number: L.154
On loan from the artist, in association with Marian Goodman Gallery

These terracotta screens mimic the latticed windows in Arab architecture. Iglesias co-opts their traditional geometric patterns by embedding words into the screens, incorporating a love poem by Hafsa bint al-Hayy (c.1135–90), one of the most renowned Andalusian poets.

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Vegetation Room III

Artist: Cristina Iglesias (b.1956)
Date: 2005
Material: Bronze powder, resin, fibreglass and sand
Location: West end garden of the Sainsbury Centre
Object number: L.153
On loan from the artist, in association with Marian Goodman Gallery

A recipient of Spain’s National Visual Arts Award in 1999, Iglesias’ work combines artificial materials and industrial techniques with natural and organic forms. Her vegetation rooms turn the experience of walking into a building inside out: you step into nature rather than away from it.

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Head

Artist: John Davies (b.1946)
Date: 1997
Material: Bronze
Location: West end garden of the Sainsbury Centre
Bronze Object number: L.159
On long loan from the artist

In the late 1990’s John Davies introduced monumental heads to his practice to explore how the human figure may be perceived and how one can relate to it. This head has serene expression at once in harmony and at peace in its natural surroundings.

 

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Sun’s Roots II

Artist: Phillip King (b.1934)
Date: 2008
Material: Painted steel
Location: South side of the Sainsbury Centre
Object number: L.158
On long loan from the artist
Supported by Ivor Braka Ltd and Thomas Dane Gallery

Concerned with the relationship between the sun and the earth, this striking, brightly painted sculpture demonstrates Phillip King’s longstanding commitment to exploring the dynamic between surface, structure, colour and form.

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Model of the Monument to the Third International

Artist: Vladimir Tatlin (1885–1953)
Date: 1919–20 (design); 2011 (reconstruction)
Reconstruction by Jeremy Dixon and Chris Milan of Dixon Jones
Material: Steel and composites
Location: South side of the Sainsbury Centre
Object number: 31504
Collection of the Sainsbury Centre
Donated by the Royal Academy of Arts, 2012

Tatlin is famous for his unrealised Tower that was intended to be 400m tall. This large-scale model created by Jeremy Dixon is at a scale of 1:40.

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Crouching Beast II

Artist: Lynn Chadwick (1914–2003)
Date: 1990
Material: Welded stainless steel
Location: East end garden of the Sainsbury Centre
Object number: L.91
On long loan from the Lynn Chadwick Estate

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Beast Alerted I

Artist: Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003)
Date: 1990
Material: Welded stainless steel
Location: East end garden of the Sainsbury Centre
Object number: L.93
On long loan from the Lynn Chadwick Estate

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Lion I

Artist: Lynn Chadwick (1914–2003)
Date: 1990
Material: Welded stainless steel
Location: East end garden of the Sainsbury Centre
Object number: L.92
On long loan from the Lynn Chadwick Estate

Initially trained as an architect, Chadwick became one of the most important sculptors of the twentieth century. The Beasts were among the final works he made, continuing the animal theme he established early in his career.

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ANOTHER TIME II

Artist: Antony Gormley (b.1950)
Date: 2007
Material: Cast iron
Location: Roof of the UEA Central Library
Object number: L.79
On long loan from the artist

Gormley selected locations around the campus to present three casts of his own body. Thought-provoking and uncanny, they offer spectacle and surprise. Gormley is best known in the UK for his monumental sculpture, Angel of the North.

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ANOTHER TIME VIII

Artist: Antony Gormley (b.1950)
Date: 2007
Material: Cast iron
Location: Roof of biology department (teaching wall)
Object number: L.81
On long loan from the artist

 

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ANOTHER TIME IV

Artist: Antony Gormley (b.1950)
Date: 2007
Material: Cast iron
Location: Elevated walkway of the UEA Central Library
Object number: L.80
On long loan from the artist

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Reclining Figure

Artist: Henry Moore (1898–1986)
Date: 1956–62 10
Material: Bronze
Location: East end garden of the Sainsbury Centre
Object number: 85
Collection of the Sainsbury Centre

The reclining figure offered Moore endless possibilities for experimentation. This figure shows the influence of Picasso and Surrealism.

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Mirage I and II

Artist: Elisabeth Frink (1930–1993)
Date: 1969
Material: Bronze
Location: West end of the Broad
Object numbers: L.106 and L.107
Collection of Sainsbury Centre

Inspired by seeing heat hazes and flamingos in the South of France, these creatures are part-bird, part-human. Frink described the visions as ‘sort of birds, or it could be a person or a tree. Any of those make this extraordinary stalking shape that shimmers across’.

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Proximity

Artist: Ian Tyson (b.1933)
Date: 2006
Material: Painted steel
Location: In front of Ziggurats
Object number: 31418
Collection of the Sainsbury Centre

The first site-specific work in the Sculpture Park, Proximity offers a view to the Ziggurats and echoes their form.

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Extrapolation

Artist: Liliane Lijn (b.1939)
Date: 1982
Material: Stainless steel
Location: Behind the UEA Central Library
Object number: L.08
On long loan from Norfolk County Council

Lijn compared these ascending steel plates to the pages of a book as the sculpture was created for the Norwich Central Library. Lijn often works with materials that reflect or refract light.

 

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Variations on a Square

Artist: Henry H. Clyne (b.1930)
Date: 1964
Material: Brass, brazed copper sheet, steel
Location: Behind the UEA Central Library
Object number: 41289
Collection of the Sainsbury Centre

Clyne’s interlocking partial cubes reflect UEA’s Brutalist campus and show the influence of the Bauhaus.

 

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One for Bristol

Artist: John Hoskin (1921–90)
Date: 1968
Material: Painted steel and aluminium
Location: Behind the Music Centre
Object number: 41399
Collection of the Sainsbury Centre.

Hoskin began making figurative sculpture in the early 1950s before turning to his abstract colourful style of the 1960s.

 

 

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Man of Stones

Artist: Laurence Edwards (b.1967)
Date: 2019
Material: Bronze
Location: South side of the Broad
Object number: L.114
On long loan from Paul and Louise Cooke
Supported by Paul and Louise Cooke Endowment

Edwards’ site-specific sculpture is concerned with our relationship to the natural environment. Situated between the river Yare and the Broad, it is a deceptively remote and wild place. Edwards collected source material from the site, which he incorporated into his sculpture.

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Draped Reclining Woman

Artist: Henry Moore (1898–1986)
Date: 1957–58
Material: Bronze
Location: Temporarily sited in the Bill Brandt I Henry Moore exhibition.
Object number: 86
Collection of the Sainsbury Centre

Reminiscent of his shelter drawings created during the Blitz, Moore returned to drapery after seeing Classical sculpture in Greece in 1951. This site was decided by Moore and Norman Foster, architect of the Sainsbury Centre.