British and European Legs Symposium / PROVOPOLIS#2
Contemporary Art Norwich 2007

From discarded household detritus and prosthetic limbs to the exploration of themes of religious intolerance and myths of urban history, this summer Norwich hosts Contemporary Art Norwich 2007, a multi-venue biennial featuring a number of leading International artists and off-site projects.

Norwich’s own artist run space, OUTPOST, has invited 10 additional artist led organisations from Europe and the UK to visit Norwich and establish temporary galleries in vacant city centre sites. ‘British & European Legs’ will run throughout July and August and present solo exhibitions by 10 artists, while the permanent OUTPOST gallery space will also host solo shows by Coco Crampton and Matt Davis in July and August respectfully.

On Sat 28 Jul 2007, Norwich Arts Centre will host the British and European Legs Symposium, featuring presentations by the artists and organisations participating in ‘British & European Legs’ followed by an open floor discussion.

PROVOPOLIS#2*, also taking place at Norwich Arts Centre, will celebrate the temporary amplification of artist-led activity in Norwich throughout July - August 2007 with an evening of various performance, screenings, music, and happenings. A chance to engage, participate and form alliances, against a line up of art and entertainment produced by miscellaneous ‘talents’ invited from Norwich, Britain and Europe.

This year’s event will fall between OUTPOST Gallery’s British and European Legs, programmed as part of Contemporary Art Norwich and will include participants nominated by the 10 invited organisations and regionally based artists.

PROVOPOLIS#2 is a showcase of miscellaneous talents and happenings including: film, fashion, performance, music, sound, (interactive) décor, dance, comedy, fun and games, merchandise, other.

For more information and questions please email

* prov – provincial
polis – city state; a body of citizens

Contemporary Art Norwich is funded by Arts Council England, East and Norwich City Council.