Sacred &/Or Secular
26 April-20 October 2019
An exhibition organised by the HERILIGION project, UEA, in partnership with Hungate Medieval Art
This exhibition will tell two stories. The first, a heritage history of St Peter Hungate, is the remarkable history of how a small city church was saved from destruction by local people, eventually to be re-purposed as a ground-breaking museum, and subsequently a centre of medieval art.
The second story it tells is an open-ended one, an enquiry into what happened to the religious and sacred nature of the building when it stopped being a church and began to function as a heritage site. Four contemporary art shows featuring work specially commissioned by the HERILIGION project at UEA (www.heriligion.eu) will respond to this question, offering the visitor the opportunity to consider how the religious, the sacred and the secular might be related, not just at St Peter Hungate but in all churches that have been re-purposed.
‘A Heritage History of St Peter Hungate’ will be in place throughout the season. Over the months it will be joined by four rotating contemporary installations featuring sound, sculpture and photography.
Now showing: May 31st -July 14th ‘Flintspiration’, an exhibition of photography by Judith Quax.
Coming next: Mira Calix, ‘Sihlabelela’ 19 July – 26 August
Mira Calix is an award-winning artist and composer based in the United Kingdom. Music and sound, which she considers a sculptural material, are at the centre of her practice. See more at www.miracalix.com
Followed by: Laura Bygrave & Alida Kuzemczak-Sayer, ‘CCCC’ 30 Aug – 20 Oct
The first contemporary item of this season was Colleen O’Brien’s ‘Through The Ear‘, which ran until May 27th. Here it with live accompaniment here.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a full programme of events , including ‘Last Tuesday Lectures’ All events are at 6.30pm, at Hungate. Refreshments available.
28th May Dr Clare Haynes, HERILIGION, UEA ‘Sacred and/or Secular: Religious Heritage at Hungate’
25 June Neil Blunt, Chair NHCT ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place: NHCT and its place within the heritage landscape’
30th July ‘A Summer Celebration: Hungate’s past and future’ Attractions will include drinks on the lawn, art and heritage bookstall, short talk, & raffle in aid of HMA.
27th August Dr Vic Morgan, UEA Hungate, ‘Elm Hill and the Abiding Conflict Between Conservation and Modernisation in Norwich’
24th September Speaker TBA
To read more about HERILIGION visit https://heriligion.eu/