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NUA welcomes ‘Hymn’ by Damien Hirst to campus

Damien Hirst’s monumental anatomical sculpture, Hymn (1999–2005), will be shown at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) from March to July 2018.

Hymn has been shown in London, New York and Doha and now Norwich. 

Hymn is located outside of our St Georges Building and is exhibited until mid-July, coinciding with the major exhibition of Hirst’s Work at Houghton Hall and NUA’s Summer Events and the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

Thanks to the kind support of Houghton Hall, Norwich City Council and Damien’s representatives, Science, this is also a free loan to the university.

Watch a timelapse of Hymn’s installation at NUA

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“The opportunity to show Hymn at NUA was unmissable given that the university is at the creative centre of the city and the work epitomises the historical relationships between art and science, anatomical study with medicine. The work also captures that spark of creativity and magnifies it on an architectural scale. Like much of Hirst’s work, it is audacious and provocative. What better place to locate such a work at NUA where student artists are exploring their creative ideas?”

Professor Neil Powell

Professor Neil Powell, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic) at NUA, thanked the Houghton team, Science and Norwich City Council for their support in bringing Hymn to Norwich.

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