Neil Powell oversees the programming of the EAST Gallery at NUA, a contemporary art space in the City that attracts over 50,000 visitors annually .
EAST is an important touring venue for national exhibitions, but also originates its own one-off shows and touring exhibitions. The Gallery venue also provides early career curators, interns and art handlers with valuable experience in installation and exhibitions management. Below is a selection of recent exhibitions:
‘Mutator’, VR works by William Latham. An EAST Gallery NUA touring exhibition. Nov. 2016 -Jan 2017.
‘British Art Show 8’. Hayward Touring Show. Curated by Anna Colin and Lydia Yi. City lead Neil Powell for NUA, the Museum and the Forum. July-September 2016.
‘The Fierce Light: Centenary of the Battle of the Somme’, exhibition curator and designer, with the Imperial War Museum, London, Writers Centre, Norwich and Norfolk and Norwich Festival. Touring exhibition. May 2016.
‘Extra Terrestrial: Alison Wilding and Tess Jaray’, selected and curated with the artists and Karsten Schubert Fine Art, London. Mar – Apr. 2016.
‘Claude Cahun: ‘Beneath this Mask’, Hayward Touring exhibition, exhibition design, Neil Powell with Gilly Fox at East Gallery, NUA. Hayward Touring Exhibition. Sept – Nov. 2015
John Craske ‘Threads’. An NUA touring show curated by Neil Powell and Julia Blackburn. May-June 2015.
‘The Banquet’. Curated at EAST by Neil Powell and the artist with Keith Roberts and Pratt Fine Art. Also at 5 associated venues including the Cathedral. 17 Mar – 25 April 2015.
‘The life room and the City: John Wonnacott and John Lessore’. NUA in partnership with Tate Gallery and Castle Museum. NUA Gallery curated by Neil Powell and Lynda Morris. Nov 2014-Jan. 2015.
‘A Machine Aesthetic’ . The role of mechanisation in contemporary artistic practice. With Simon Granell. Sept -Oct 2014.
‘New works by Tim Davies’. Video/Installation artist featured in the Venice Biennale. April-May 2014. Curated by Tim Davies and Neil Powell. An NUA exhibition for Norfolke and Norwich Festival. April-May 2014.
‘Concrete’ recent works by Noah Da Costa, Jan. – 1 Mar.2014. Selected and curated by Thomas Rowland and Neil Powell. An NUA touring exhibition.
‘To Wander, To Lust’ Recent paintings by Alec Cumming.An NUA exhibition. Dec 2013- Jan.14.
‘Doors’, an installation by Tony Hill. An NUA exhibition. Nov 2013.
‘Lynda Morris: Dear Lynda…’ initially shown by Matthew Higgs at White Columns New York 2012, covers NUA Professor Lynda Morris’s extraordinary life as the ‘artist’s curator’. Apr – May 2013.
‘Washi: the Art of Japanese Paper’, 12 March 2013-20 April 2013. An exhibition of Japanese handmade paper from the 19th century Parkes Collection (Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew) and from the Washi: The Soul of Japanese Collection of contemporary washi. Originated by Neil Powell in conjunction with the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Culture. Curated by Nancy Casserley.
‘Mobile Relations’, New works by Avis Newman. An exhibition of painterly works selected by Simon Grainger. An NUA exhibition. Jan-Feb 2013.
‘My Giant Colouring Book’– Jake & Dinos Chapman, December – January 2013. A Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London. Supported by White Cube.
‘One Thousand Sketches’ Colin Self. 30 October – 24 November 2012. Curated by Neil Powell and the artist. In conjunction with the James Hyman Gallery, London
‘Alphabet’ – Michael Craig-Martin 18 September – 13 October 2012: A Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London.
‘You are here’, works 1969-2011 by legendary New York graphic designer, Lance Wyman,. An NUA exhibition curated by Finola Gaynor and Lance Wyman. May – June 2012
‘Printed in Norfolk’ An exhibition of works from Coracle Press 1987-2011: An NUA exhibition curated by Helen Mitchell, Simon Cutts, Erica Van Horn and Neil Powell. Works by Kurt Schwitters, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Gustav Metzger, Paul Etienne Lincoln, Stuart Mills and Yoko Terauchi. Supported by Arts Council England, the Elephant Trust, Norfolk County Council and the Henry Moore Foundation. Mar-Apr. 2012.
‘The Magic Theatre’ New works by Contemporary Illustrators. An NUA exhibition. February 2012.
‘Repeat’: New works by Contemporary Textile Designers. An NUA exhibition. Jan. 2012
‘Works from the Design Research Unit: Read/Gabo/Black’: Tate/Cubitt Gallery with NUA.
‘Sunlight’, recent works by Roger Ackling curated by Neil Powell. Supported by Annely Juda Fine Art, London. 1 Nov-26 Nov. 2011
‘Five African Women Photographers’, with Hayward Touring . 27 Sept-15 Oct 2011
‘The Rock & Roll Public Library’, Mick Jones the Gallery at NUA, with Donald Smith (Chelsea Space) and Professor Lynda Morris (2010).