East Contemporary Art: A collection of 21st Century Practice
University of Suffolk is delighted to present and house the new 'East Contemporary Art: A collection of 21st Century Practice
The collection is the initiative of Robert Priseman and Simon Carter who set out to create a new contemporary art collection, distinct from the historic collections yet complementary to them. Through their commitment and vision, and the generosity of the artists from the East of England who have donated works, they have created a collection that showcases the vast range of artistic talent and excellence within the region.
Robert Priseman says,
"The East Contemporary Art Collectionis home tosome of the very best contemporary art held in East Anglia. It provides a gateway for anyone who wishes to see some of the finest examples of work by artists of national and international importance living and working in the East of England today."
The university is proud to house this permanent collection that captures the diversity of practice in the region and re affirms the importance of artists work to our creative journey. It signals the development of the relationships between artists and the university academic staff and students and will impact on wider community engagement. It also has the potential to open discussion on practice and process, and provides a platform for wider arts debates.
The collection contains art from a wide range of media which will be exhibited in the Waterfront Gallery over a series of exhibitions.