Photo gallery: Taking pride of place in Norwich art exhibition
PUBLISHED: 09:54 25 July 2013 | UPDATED: 10:07 25 July 2013
copyright: Archant 2013
Huge black and white posters of people's portraits are on display in one of the city's shopping malls as Norwich Pride takes part in a worldwide art project.
The Inside Out and Proud exhibition was put up in the Castle Mall, near the Timberhill entrance on level four, yesterday, and features 12 people whose faces have been magnified on giant posters.
It links in with the global Inside Out art project by French artist JR which is inspired by JR’s large street “pastings” and aims to transform messages of personal identity into works of art.
The Inside Out project has travelled all over the world to places including Ecuador, Nepal, Mexico and Palestine, before the latest exhibition featuring people from Norfolk.
In total more than 120,000 people from more than 108 countries have participated worldwide.
Michelle Savage, communi-cations officer for Norwich Pride, whose portrait features in the exhibition, said: “Inside Out is an awe-inspiring global art project that we are really proud to bring to Norwich as part of the Pride 5 celebrations. Inside Out is about putting images of real people in public spaces; Norwich Pride is about being out, proud and visible: it’s a wonderful combination. Thanks to the Castle Mall for hosting the exhibition.”
She added: ““For Inside Out and Proud we have 12 portraits which include LGBT and straight people, and each person has included a statement about what they were thinking in the photo.”
The other people whose portraits feature in the exhibition include: Di Cunningham, Anthony Phillips, Stevie Read, Eloise O’Hare, Poppy Rose, Sean Seraphim, Michael Stonard, Julie Bremmer, Kim Gibson, Gary Fox and Maggie Beat.
Great Yarmouth-based photographer Antonella Muscat took all the photographs for the Norwich exhibition.
Vicky Merrison, from Castle Mall, said: “We’re delighted to be able to support Norwich Pride and were keen to get involved with the Inside Out and Proud exhibition because we feel it’s important to embrace diversity in our community.” The exhibition launch yesterday tied in with Norwich Pride’s identity-themed day of events which was part of the Pride 5 Festival.
The Inside Out and Proud exhibition is at the Castle Mall until August 4.
For more about Norwich Pride and all the events taking place this week visit www.norwichpride.org.uk
For more about the global Inside Out project visit www.insideoutproject.net/en