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image for Art Exhibition item typeColin Self & Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves) at Fairhurst Gallery

Art Exhibition, Thu 1 - Sat 31 Mar 2018, free entry

Work by Jim Moir

Work by Jim Moir


The Fairhurst Gallery in Norwich will host an exhibition by one of Britain’s most celebrated artists, Colin Self alongside friend and fellow artist, Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves).
“I think we should all just be friends” will include paintings and sculpture by Colin Self and works by Jim Moir.
Colin Self is a draughtsman, printmaker, sculptor and painter and has more than 70 works in the permanent collection of the Tate.
Born in Norwich in 1941, Self was educated at Wymondham College and then studied art at Norwich Art School before heading to the Slade School of Fine Art.
Here he was encouraged by Frank Auerbach and David Hockney, with his early works addressing Cold War politics. Described by Richard Hamilton as 'the best draughtsman in England since William Blake', the exhibition will also house a couple Self’s most seminal works.
Having met many years ago Colin and Jim have forged a close friendship, sharing a mutual devotion to painting and drawing.
Director of The Fairhurst Gallery, Nina Fowler said: “We are thrilled to announce the first exhibition of one of Britain’s most celebrated artists, Colin Self, alongside one of history’s greatest comic icons, Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves).
“I think we should all just be friends will explore the friendship between these two inimitable artists and their relationship to the ‘art world’ at large. Their works are linked not only by their mutual rapport but also a whimsical, often mischievous approach to the creative process.”
Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves) is an actor, comedian, writer, artisan and pop star – best known as half of the comic duo Reeves and Mortimer.
As an artist he is known for producing countless and varied artworks, primarily paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture and photography.
Moir draws from a wide range of sources, to produce characterful work that is often surreal, amusing, bizarre and often with a sinister edge.
The exhibition is on at The Fairhurst Gallery from March 1 through to March 31, 2018.
Accompanying the exhibition will be a catalogue available from the gallery shop
The gallery, on Bedford Street, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 9.30am to 5.30pm with additional viewings available by appointment.
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Event details

Dates Times
Thu 1 - Sat 31 Mar 2018 09:30 to 17:30
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 9.30am - 5.30pm (1-31 March)


Free entry

Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 1 - Sat 31 Mar Colin Self & Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves)
Tue 10 Apr - Sun 6 May Dual Jet Control - Harry Cory Wright


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