James Turrell, acclaimed artist

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The US artist at the centre of the exhibition being mounted this summer at Houghton Hall, is an internationally-acclaimed light and space artist whose work can be found worldwide.

Over more than four decades he has created striking works that play with perception and the effect of light within a created space. His fascination with the phenomena of light is related to his personal, inward search for mankind’s place in the universe.

James Turrell at Houghton Hall ANL-150519-151428001

James Turrell at Houghton Hall ANL-150519-151428001

Influenced by his Quaker upbringing, his art prompts self-awareness through silent contemplation, patience and meditation.
He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, where he presides over a monumental land art project at Roden Crater, an extinct volcano, the artist has been transforming into a naked-eye celestial observatory for the past 33 years.

Lightscape: James Turrell at Houghton is on from June 7 until October 24. The hall is open Wednesday to Sunday 11.30am-8.30pm. The illumination of the house is only shown on Fridays and Saturdays. A ticket to see the grounds, the Turrell exhibition and the State Rooms and the illumination is £19.50 for an adult, and £15 for a student or children aged five to 16. Without the illumination, the cost is £14 for an adult and £10 cons.

Tickets can be booked at www.houghton.hall.com or by calling the Theatre Royal Norwich box office on 01603 598650.