Social or Solitary

7th August 2014
30th August 2014



Norwich Arts Centre

Polly Roberts

Social or Solitary

7th-30th August
Monday-Friday 1-5pm, Saturday 10am-6pm (except Saturday 23rd August)
Launch: 5-7pm 6th August

Wander through cities, over mountains; ride streams of transportation. Meet the Punks, the Hobos, the L.A. Dreamers. Ask yourself what it costs to live in the world today. 
Social or Solitary is a collaborative exhibition by 14 artists in response to Polly Roberts’ semi-autobiographical story.


Social or Solitary is a new group exhibition on display at the Norwich Arts Centre from 7th – 30th August 2014. It has been curated by local artist and writer, Polly Roberts, as the final unit of her Gold Arts Award. Polly is a UEA Creative Writing graduate, a community arts worker and an environmentalist. Her rich and emotive prose explores current cultural and environmental issues.

The exhibition includes artwork from 14 young European artists, including artists from Denmark, Scotland, and locally from Norfolk.

The artwork ranges from sculpture to song to textiles; each piece is a response to extracts from one of Polly’s stories, ‘Social or Solitary’. The viewer will be taken on a journey across modern day society – travelling through an array of subcultures and landscapes, and reflecting upon the cost and the magic of living in this world today.

Social or Solitary will be on display at the Norwich Arts Centre from 7th – 30th August. The public are invited to the exhibition opening on the 6th August 5-7pm at Norwich Arts Centre. The book ‘Social or Solitary’ will be available for purchase from NAC throughout the display period.

Image by Heather Marshall


Polly Roberts is doing a Gold Arts Award with Norwich Arts Centre and would welcome feedback on her exhibition. Please leave a comment in the visitors book.



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