H2O:The Art of Wet was an exhibition of work by 16 selected artists coming together to show new work on the theme of water.
It was an artistic exploration of aspects of perhaps the most important part of everybodys life - water.
It was a celebration of water; what it looks like, how it behaves, its beauty and how artists see and feel about it.
Respected and skilled artists were offered a simple brief to produce work, new if possible, of a scale to match the exhibition space, based specifically on water. Eighteen artists responded with ideas that fitted into the dramatic and flexible space of the Undercroft Gallery, working in many mediums but producing work with a close and direct link to H2O.
Water is a big subject. This show expressed just a small corner of the possibilities for artistic interpretation, more is to follow!
The Undercroft is an imposing and challenging space in the very centre of Norwich. It has been kindly made available by Norwich City Council as an exhibition space for local art and community groups.
It's size and open plan make it ideal for large scale, developmental and unusual work. It is a real asset to the City.
The space is underneath the Memorial Gardens opposite the front of City Hall. It is part of the War Memorial design by Edwin Lutchens
and is in the care of English Heritage and Norwich City Council.