18 January – 29 March 2020
Artist Laura Wilson has created a new film work exploring the hidden landscape of Must Farm, near Peterborough. Located on the edge of a working quarry, this exceptionally well-preserved Bronze Age settlement is often referred to as the UK’s Pompeii. The site has been excavated by Cambridge Archaeological Unit, revealing many important discoveries about how people lived and worked.
Wilson’s work will be presented in Norwich Castle’s Boudica Gallery. The exhibition will include twelve Bronze Age vessels that have been excavated from the Must Farm site on loan from the Cambridge Archaeological Unit.
Wilson has been commissioned by Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery as part of the East Contemporary Visual Art Network’s three-year project, New Geographies. New Geographies is funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England Ambition for Excellence.
Deepening Exhibition Talks
Town Close Auditorium, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
- Friday 31 January, 2.30-3.3opm
Introduction to Laura Wilson: Deepening
Talk with Dr Rosy Gray, Curator of Contemporary Art at Norwich Castle
- Monday 3 February, 2.30-4pm
Artist Talk - Laura Wilson
Artist Laura Wilson discusses Deepening. In association with Norfolk Contemporary Art Society
- Friday 28 February, 2.30-4pm
Laura Wilson in conversation
Dr Rosy Gray in conversation with Laura Wilson (artist); Mark Knight (Cambridge Archaeology Unit; Dr Melanie Giles (University of Manchester) and Dr Abi Shapiro (The Hepworth, Wakefield)
- Friday 6 March, 2.30-3.3opm
Symbols of Power: Prehistoric People and Everyday Objects
Talk with Dr Neil Wilkin (British Museum)
- Friday 13 March, 2.30-3.3opm
Layering the Landscape: Geology and Must Farm
Talk with Dr Becky Briant (Birkbeck, University of London)
- Saturday 28 March, 12-5pm
Seahenge: A Walk Through Time
Join Dr Alan West (Norfolk Museums Service) for a 6 mile circular walk. Meet in Drove Orchard Nursery car park (PE36 6LS). Free to attend but spaces limited. Advance booking essential on 01603 493625.
Talks are included with your usual museum admission and there is no need to book. There is no charge for the guided walk on 28 March, but booking is essential on 01603 493625.
Image credit: Rui Pignatelli