Responding to Weather

Art and the Norfolk Coast

As part of an Art and the Sea programme initiated by The Crown Estate, the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is celebrating the heritage, landscape and culture of the stretch of Norfolk coast from Weybourne to Sea Palling, where a new coast path is to be sited. The project follows a long tradition for art to interpret social and environmental change along the coast-line. Picking up the Sainsbury Centre and UEA Weatherquest’s theme of weather, first explored at the Coast Festival for 2010, it will demonstrate the continued role for art as a means to reflect upon the long-term environmental, cultural and historical changes of the Norfolk coast and shore, and to comment on its present and future.