Antony Gormley sculptures to be unveiled at UEA

Antony Gormley statue

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich, has announced a major new addition to the parkland campus when internationally-acclaimed artist Antony Gormley unveils a series of three sculptures. The high-profile installation, to be revealed on 22 April, will enhance the campus for students, staff and visitors alike.

This project is part of an ambitious strategy to develop a renowned sculpture park at UEA, administrated and curated by the Sainsbury Centre. The 3x ANOTHER TIME installation builds on an existing sculpture trail which includes works by Henry Moore, Ian Tyson, Liliane Lijn and John Hoskin in the grounds of the Sainsbury Centre and the university campus.

The three life-sized cast iron sculptures were selected from Gormley’s ongoing series called Another Time, (1999-2013) which has been presented in locations across the globe. The sculptures will be placed at different focal points and sightlines, including roof level, which are thought-provoking and offer both spectacle and surprise. The artist selected the locations after being attracted to the important architecture of the original university buildings designed by Sir Denys Lasdun, including the renowned Ziggurats.  

This major addition to the sculpture trail will add to a unique cultural day out offered by the Sainsbury Centre and the UEA campus. Visitors will be able to see world-class collections and exhibitions, as well indulge in the Modern Life Café and browse in the destination gallery shop.

“This project demonstrates how the Sainsbury Centre and University can attract internationally important artists to work in Norwich and the region. These spectacular and poignant sculptures will complement the campus and will provoke discussions exploring the relationship between man and nature,” said Calvin Winner, Head of Collections at the Sainsbury Centre and curator of the project.

Vice-Chancellor Prof David Richardson added: "We're very much looking forward to welcoming visitors to UEA to see this arresting installation, which will add an exciting dimension to our campus art trail."

Antony Gormley describes the works as: “Still moments of lived time placed in space. I like the feeling of the campus and its openness to the sky and the changing conditions of light and weather. Between the undercroft of the library and its exposed parapets and the teaching wall, I hope the work engages with the life of the University and with elemental conditions.”