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Preview: April exhibition not to miss in Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 08:47 13 April 2012

ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, OCT. 18--The luxury liner Titanic leaves Southampton, England, on her maiden voyage April 10, 1912. The ship sank after it hit an iceberg on April 14 with the loss of more than 1,500 lives. In September 1998, the first tourists went to the floor of the North Atlantic to view the Titanic wreckage. (AP photo/National Maritime Museum)

ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, OCT. 18--The luxury liner Titanic leaves Southampton, England, on her maiden voyage April 10, 1912. The ship sank after it hit an iceberg on April 14 with the loss of more than 1,500 lives. In September 1998, the first tourists went to the floor of the North Atlantic to view the Titanic wreckage. (AP photo/National Maritime Museum)

Are we suffering from Titanic overload yet? However a special exhibition at the Forum in Norwich to mark the centenary of the ship sinking promises to be an event not to be missed. Plus other April exhibitions not to be missed.

TITANIC

The Forum, Norwich, April 14, 9am-6pm, free admission, 01603 727950, www.theforumnorwich.org.uk

Are we suffering from Titanic overload yet? We’ve been bombarded by the tragic tale over the past few weeks.

It seems that few stories have captured the imagination quite so much as that of the unsinkable vessel that sank almost exactly 100 years ago (the actual anniversary is Sunday).

However this special exhibition at the Forum tomorrow promises to be an event not to be missed, putting a very local focus of the sinking. White Star Line crockery, a replica of the ill-fated ship’s wireless room, books, pictures and posters will be among the items on display. Four models of the Titanic and the Nomadic – the only White Star ship left – will also be there.

People will be able to meet relatives of survivors Ted and Ethel Beane, who came from the Dereham Road area of Norwich. Ethel was 19 and Ted is believed to have been 28 and the couple were on honeymoon at the time of the tragedy.

There will also be a sales table, and an opportunity to be photographed with members of the Norfolk Titanic Association dressed as crew and passengers.

CIVIL WAR

Outpost, Wensum Street, Norwich, until April 21, free admission, 01603 612428, www.norwichoutpost.org

Artist run gallery Outpost, which is committed — in a region with few such venues — to the uncompromising presentation of contemporary art shows a new body of work by Scottish-born artist Morag Keil. It includes a sound installation featuring audio tracks ranging from ripped recordings of online video soundtracks, including the arcade game Tekken, to promotional digital trailers for rollercoasters. Others are field recordings made by the artist in commercial banks in Norwich, in addition to street noise in London.

Interspersed with these are the foreign sounds of French online adverts, which appear before a main video on streaming websites. The exhibition also includes a large print work of the artist’s breasts, impressions produced by hand onto brightly coloured paper.

PRINTED IN NORFOLK

The Gallery, NUCA, until April 21, Tues-Sat 12pm-5pm, admission free, 01603 756247, www.nuca.ac.uk/thegallery

A rare opportunity to see work by leading small press and artists’ book publisher Coracle. Printed in Norfolk focuses on publications produced during a 20 year period from 1989-2012 when Coracle directors artist, poet and curator Simon Cutts and artist and writer Erica Van Horn regularly made work with Kings Lynn printer Crome and Akers and book binder Stuart Settle from Fakenham.

On show are artists’ books, poetry, ephemera, catalogues, critical documents and anthologies. Alongside works by Cutts and Van Horn, are publications produced in collaboration with leading artists, including Thomas Joshua Cooper, Paul Etienne Lincoln and Yoko Terauchi, and poets like John Bevis, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Harry Gilonis, Susan Howe and William Minor.

www.printedinnorfolk.org.uk

DON’T MISS

Diana and Actaeon

Norwich Castle, until April 15, Fri-Sat 10am-4.30pm, Sun 1-4.30pm, museum admission £6.60 (£5.60 cons), Titian special £2 (£1 cons), 01603 493625, museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Final chance to see Titian’s 16th-century masterpiece on display at Norwich Castle. One of the great masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, it was bought for the nation at the cost of £50 million.

THE POTTER AND THE PAINTER

Wymondham Arts Centre, until April 15, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, free admission, www.wymondhamarts.com

Robin Welch has established an international reputation for his work, which combines his skills as a sculptor, painter and potter. Although not a true retrospective, this solo exhibition demonstrates these aspects of his work including some recent paintings.

JOHN BURMAN

Mandells Gallery, Elm Hill, Norwich, April, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, free admission, 01603 626892, mandellsgallery.co.uk

April’s exhibition at Mandells Gallery features works by John Burman who through his oil paintings has been interpreting light on landscape and changing weather moods for more than 50 years.

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