Unique Broads art collaboration exhibition

Illustration students from Norwich University of the Arts have collaborated with the Broads Authority to make images, objects and animations in response to the people, places and processes of 'Water, Mills and Marshes' – the Broads National Park Heritage Lottery Funded project.

Fed by oral histories, field trips and the project's rich source material, the students have developed illustrative works in a range of media, including drawing, animation, painting, printmaking, costume and collage – aiming to awaken a diverse audiences' relationship to their Broads.

The unique works will be on display to the public at Dove Street Studios, Norwich on Thursday 10th May 2018 from 17:30 to 19:30 following an afternoon of discussions and viewings with partners.

Peter Nencini from the Norwich University of the Arts is delighted at the prospect of expanding the scope and reach of the project:

“Working relationships have already been established with partners, for example in a project which will use location drawing to document the restoration of a single water mill, with its history of use and users also depicted via the History and Heritage team’s oral history recording project. We hope to nurture some new partnerships by demonstrating the work that has progressed to date.”

Will Burchnall, Project Manager for the Broads Authority led Water, Mills and Marshes project said of the exhibition:

“I am incredibly impressed by the diverse and imaginative way that students have captured and conveyed the essence of the Broads. Anyone who loves our National Park will recognise and appreciate the quality of work”

Tuesday 8 May 2018