World Art Collections Exhibition
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Celebrate 1968
at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

This autumn the Sainsbury Centre is celebrating the 1960s and radical ’68 spirit with a special party night on Wednesday 5 November. I Love 1968 will feature acclaimed band The Small Fakers and is part of the On Location: Art, Space and Place in the 1960s exhibition season. The event begins at 7.15pm and tickets include entry to the special exhibitions (for full information see details below).

“I Love 1968 is part of our autumn season of events, linking perfectly with our exhibitions. 1968 was a radical year with events such as the student riots in Paris and London. Much of programme looks more seriously at radical ideas including the challenges made to traditional ideas about art in the On Location exhibition. The I Love 1968 event is designed to be lots of fun – you can even have your face painted ‘flower power’ style! We plan to completely change the atmosphere of the gallery, transforming our Garden Restaurant with live music, décor and ‘60s film projections.”
– Sally Goldsmith, Marketing and Press Manager, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

Disc Jockey Darren Leader will kick-start the evening with ‘60s tunes from bands which include the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel and the Rolling Stones. Dancing will continue until 11pm with sets from the Small Fakers and a further DJ set.

“For those of you who never saw the Small Fakers live, this is as close as you’re going to get”
– Stan Lane, Ronnie Lane’s brother.

The Sainsbury Centre Garden Restaurant will be transformed with cabaret style tables, ‘60s décor and a dance floor. Chris Rodden is programming a wonderful series of films which will be projected to fill most of the end wall as a backdrop. These will pick up on the ’68 spirit with news footage of the day, music, film and television clips. There will also be a bar open throughout the evening and ‘60s snacks available too.

On Location: Art, Space and Place in the 1960s is a major new exhibition curated by Dr Simon Dell, Head of the School of World Art Studies and Museology at the University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich. The exhibition opens at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, UEA, on Tuesday 23 September and runs until Sunday 14 December.

On Location brings together for the first time, work by artists from the ’60s who challenged the relationship of the artwork to spaces in the gallery and the world outside. Rejecting traditional painting and sculpture, artists made work using a highly unusual range of materials to draw our attention to places beyond the artwork in the gallery. The exhibition includes works made using, for example, new technologies such as Telex and organic materials such as rocks, soil and even turf. Works by Robert Smithson, Alan Sonfist, Dennis Oppenheim, Vito Acconci, Jochen Gerz, Iain Baxter& and Boyle Family will be amongst those on display.

I Love 1968 event details:
Date: Wednesday 5 November
Time: 7.15pm – 11pm
(last entry 9pm; entry to the On Location and Constructed exhibitions between 7pm and 8pm is included)

Where: Garden Restaurant
Price: Advance tickets £5.50 (concessions £4)
Tickets on the door £7 (concessions £6)
Booking: Recommended – T 01603 593199