Visible Girls Norwich Photo PopUp

Saturday 24th February 2018
3:30 PM

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Norwich Arts Centre

Visible Girls: Revisited
#VisibleNorwich PopUp with Anita Corbin


Become a Norwich subcultural icon!


This Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th and Monday 26th February Visible Girls photographer Anita Corbin and Deborah Willimott will be taking to the streets of Norwich to represent sub culture today.

She is looking for pairs of friends between 14-24 years who are happy to be interviewed and photographed. Times and locations TBC but if you would like to be involved or have any suggestions of places to visit you can e-mail Anita directly –


On Saturday 24th March Anita will be accompanied by ‘Made in London’ who specialise in London stories destined for China’s High speed railways where short documentaries are shown during the journeys. She is looking for pairs of girls only between 14-24 years to take part in this documentary and who are happy to be interviewed and photographed for a short documentary.


They will be outside The Forum on Saturday afternoon scouting for pairs from 3.30pm.


We hope to find you!



In 1981, photographer Anita Corbin captured pivotal “coming of age” moments in the life of 56 young women – all members of different subcultural tribes: Skins, Mods, Punks, Rockabillies, New Romantics, Rastas and young lesbians. The result was an extraordinary collection of double portraits that represented sisterhood, friendship, belief and allegiance against a potent backdrop of heightened social, cultural and political change in ’80s Britain.

36 years on Corbin wondered:  what happened to all those women who were so dedicated to their subcultural tribes? What became of their dreams and beliefs? Supported by Arts Council England, Anita has re-photographed most of the original girls using new digital technology, creating a set of images that will sit alongside the originals in this touring exhibition.  It also incorporates original tape recordings with some of the girls made in 1981.

This powerful exhibition brings together two eras of a woman’s life, interweaving societal changes, women’s rights, identity and the question we all ask ourselves at some point in our lives:
‘who am I really?’


Wednesday 7 February – Wednesday 14 March 2018
Monday – Friday 1pm – 5pm and Saturdays 10am – 6pm (check website for updates)




Visible Girls Revisited website



7 JUL – 11 AUG 2017


17 NOV – 21 DEC 2017


7 FEB – 14 MAR 2018


6 SEPT – 4 OCT 2018


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