At the Sainsbury Centre, we combine unique objects with exceptional curatorial expertise to produce high quality exhibitions available to tour.
Our exhibitions tell fascinating stories based on the original research and knowledge of curators and experts across the Sainsbury Centre and the University of East Anglia. The objects are drawn from the Centre’s renowned collections and from its access to private and institutional lenders worldwide.
We work flexibly with touring partners to create bespoke exhibitions and to accommodate the needs of individual venues and diverse audiences. We offer hands-on support on delivery, installation, marketing and technical issues to ensure that exhibitions are installed successfully and within budget.
We are pleased to have worked with a variety of international and national institutions to tour our exhibitions to the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (Francis Bacon and the Masters), Vancouver Art Gallery (Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time), Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham (Rana Begum: Space Light Colour), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Fiji: Art and Life in the Pacific).
In addition, the Sainsbury Centre has small curated packages that showcase individual master artists such as Henry Moore, Alberto Giacometti, Francis Bacon and Lucie Rie, and draw groups of spectacular highlights from the collection.
For further information, please contact Natalie Baerselman le Gros, Exhibitions Coordinator 01603 592466, firstname.lastname@example.org
Leiko Ikemura: Usagi in Wonderland
Available from Spring 2022
Internationally recognised artist, Leiko Ikemura, presents her oeuvre from the 1980s to recent work in her first UK museum exhibition, Usagi in Wonderland. The female figure and landscape, and the transformation between the two, are presented through 60 works in painting, works on paper, ceramic and bronze, all from the artist’s studio in Berlin.
Henry Moore: Threads of Influence
Available from Spring 2021
Spanning Henry Moore’s career, from early life drawings and carvings to iconic drawings and late prints, this exhibition demonstrates the multiple facets of Moore’s practice. The examples of Moore’s work and range of related objects from the Sainsbury Centre’s collection chosen for this exhibition demonstrate how Moore was informed by artists such as Picasso, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Jacob Epstein as well as disparate cultures and contexts and the natural world.
Brian Clarke: The Art of Light
Available from Summer 2021, internationally
Size: Flexible to exhibit in designated exhibition spaces of approximately 700sqm or amongst an existing collection display.
An immersive exhibition that showcases Brian Clarke as one of the most important artists working in stained glass, at once a leader in new technology, and a brilliant aesthetic innovator. The works in this exhibition are at the very frontier of what is possible with stained glass. Since the early 1970s, Clarke has collaborated with some of the world’s most prominent architects to create stained-glass designs and installations for hundreds of projects worldwide. The centrepiece of the exhibition is 30 stained glass screens complemented by his works in lead and numerous paintings and sketches.
Magdalene Odundo: The Journey of Things
Available 2021 onwards, internationally
This major exhibition brings together more than 50 of Odundo’s works shown alongside a large selection of objects chosen to reveal the rich and diverse range of objects and making traditions that have informed the development of her own work. This includes British studio pottery by Hans Coper and Lucy Rie; ancient vessels from Greece and Egypt; historic ceramics from Africa, Asia and Central America; figurative sculpture and objects from across the African continent; Elizabethan costume and textiles; contemporary works including Yinka Shonibare and El Anatsui; as well as sculptures by modern artists including Auguste Rodin, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and Edgar Degas. Additionally this exhibition includes Odundo’s largest work, Transition II, made up of 1,001 individual suspended glass pieces redesigned site-specifically for each exhibition.