SPOTLIGHT: Works from the Modern and Contemporary Art Collection showcases works from the Castle’s collection of twentieth and twenty-first century art.
Norwich Castle is often described as a ‘landscape museum’ with its world-class collection of landscape paintings by the Norwich School of Artists. The modern and contemporary collection shares this interest in landscape but is much broader in scope, moving across different media, themes and movements.
The exhibition brings together paintings, sculpture, photography and multi-media works by famous names such as Andy Warhol, Gwen John and Bridget Riley alongside pieces by contemporary artists including Oreet Ashery and Eva Rothschild.
At the heart of the exhibition is SPOTLIGHT ON. This changing display features a different artwork each month for ten months, focusing on works that have recently come into the Castle’s collection. The first work in the changing display is Oreet Ashery’s Passing through Metal (2018).
“SPOTLIGHT ON includes works by some of the most exciting artists working today as well as those who have made a significant contribution to the development of twentieth-century art. These new acquisitions build upon the existing strengths of the collection but also, crucially, shape its future.” Dr Rosy Gray, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art