Norwich Research Park Earlham Road, Norwich NR4 7TJ
Southwest of Norwich, on the campus of the University of East Anglia, you will find the Salisbury Centre for Visual Arts. The Salisbury Centre for Visual Arts can be found on the sloping east-west site by the River Yare, at the very edge of campus.
The Sainsbury Centre is one of the most prominent university art galleries in Britain, and a major national centre for the study and presentation of art. I houses Robert and Lisa Sainsbury’s art collection, as well as the Anderson Collection of Art Nouveau and the University’s Abstract and Constructivist Collection.
There is also a Sculpture Park, with 350 acres of arkland open to everyone. As well as enhancing campus life for students, the Park is open to all to enjoy art, architecture and the natural environment.
Alongside these permanent collections, the Centre hosts temporary exhibitions, in a large, climate-controlled space. The Centre also provides an award-winning learning programme of gallery talks, lectures and art workshops.
The Sainsbury Centre itself houses the university’s School of Art History and World Art Studies and the Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Oceania, Africa and the Americas.
The Sainsbury Centre was conceived after Sir Robert and Lady Sainsbury gave their art collection to the University of East Anglia in 1973. The Sainsbury Centre was designed between 1974 and 1976. It was the first major public building designed by now renowned architect Norman Foster.
Lovers of art will find a lot to love at the Salisbury Centre for Visual Arts. Supported by the University of East Anglia, the gallery offers unique collections.
Visitors will find the Centre easy to get to. There is amble parking on the campus for visitors, as well as regular public transport between the university campus and the city.