Lines of Sight : W. G. Sebald's East Anglia

10 May 2019–5 Jan 2020


An exhibition celebrating the work of the author W. G. Sebald on the 75th anniversary of his birth; in collaboration with The University of East Anglia. This unprecedented exhibition brings together a diverse selection of celebrated artworks, curious objects, archive material and the author’s own, unseen photographs to tell the story behind the creation of one of East Anglia’s most famous literary masterpieces, 'The Rings of Saturn' (1995). From the mystery of Sir Thomas Browne’s skull to the secret landscapes of the Cold War, from the ghostly vessels of the vanished Herring fleets to intricate pattern books of Norwich silk weavers, this exhibition gathers the threads of Sebald’s enigmatic text to present a uniquely poetic visual portrait of East Anglia that will appeal to both those familiar and new to his work.

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