Norwich School are proud to present 'A Trace of Hares' exhibition, as part of GATHER18. The exhibition opened on Thursday 28th June, in the school's Crypt gallery.
The exhibition showcases a collection of hare-related artwork produced by local artists and schools. It is also in recognition of the GoGo Hares trail, which started week beginning 24th June.
With over 150 children involved in the project from Coltishall Primary School, Poringland High School and Norwich Lower School, the exhibition provides a rare opportunity for school children to exhibit in a gallery amongst professional artists. Local artists Rachel Hutchins, Willow, Guy Allen, Ann Richardson, Terry Larwood, Olivia Larner, Sarah Bayes and Alex Egan have their work on show. Their work is varied with prints, painting, ceramic and sculpture all on display, all related to Hares.
Mr Campbell, Head of Creative Projects at Norwich School and Curator of the exhibition, is excited that the project has come together. “This is a celebration of creativity,” he said. “With over 200 objects on display it promises to be a magical exhibition.”
The exhibition is free and open to the public 29 June—06 July, 9am—5pm daily (closed Sunday) at The Crypt Gallery, Norwich School. The gallery is located opposite Nelson’s statue on the Upper Green in the Cathedral Close, where Norwich School’s own hare Norvicenses Salientes (meaning leaping Norvicensians) or Sally for short, will be sat for the duration of the GoGo Hares trail. Inspired by Dutch Delftware pottery and designed by current Art & Design Scholars, Sally, celebrates the school’s many connections to local history. Prominent Norfolk figures, some of whom are alumni of the school – known as Norvicensians - are interspersed with the words to the school hymn, ‘Jerusalem’, by William Blake.