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Painted Perspectives on the Past and Present

Sat 30 Oct

Multiple days: Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library

Free Exhibition
  • Parking
  • Disabled parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Disabled toilets

Bethel St, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF

01603 774777

This exhibition of dramatic, provocative, and enjoyable paintings celebrates Dippy’s visit to Norwich Cathedral.

Collaborating with the Cathedral, Norwich artist Gennadiy Ivanov, Norwich scientist Trevor Davies, and Canadian scientist John Pomeroy join forces to welcome Dippy to the city and to provide unique painted perspectives on the past and present.

When Dippy’s fossil was discovered in Wyoming, it became an international superstar and – this time – a celebrity with a fascinating story to tell, in an occasionally off-beat way in this exhibition, of large-scale environmental changes on the geological time scale.

Humans have been around for a much shorter time than were dinosaurs and, in that short time, are in the process of wreaking environmental change which could have impacts which are as profound as many which the Dinosauria witnessed.

Painted Perspectives on the Past and Present combines imaginative art with science, in a joined-up way, to bridge dinosaur and human time-scales to entertain, provoke, challenge and inspire. And to welcome our guest to Norwich.


The exhibition is mounted by the Transitions art-science project which is part of the Global Water Futures’ research programme. The Transitions team is grateful to The Forum for the donation of exhibition space.