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Shifting Landscapes, Photography by Shahram Saadat at Norwich Theatre Royal

Shifting Landscapes explores the difference and similarities between a variety of locations, looking closely at architecture and our place within it. This is a study of form within our urban environment, the colours at play and the composite structure created by different planes and textures. Travelling and documenting Saadat's different surroundings has always intrigued and occupied him. David Hurn described how, in order to capture an authentic reaction, the voyeur has to document their new surroundings within the first forty-eight hours. If not, he said, those surroundings become the norm, which in turn, results in us becoming immune to what was at first intriguing.

Andalusia 2014 ()

Shifting Landscapes is Saadat's exploration of the eye accustoming itself to different scenes which, ultimately, can only be analysed in their entirety photographically. This refers to the notion explored by Henri Lefebvre that space only exists once it has been observed, otherwise it remains elusive. Shifting Landscapes is a collection of composed and captured space.

Born in Paris (1995) and initially a documentary photographer, Saadat's work has shifted from the instant impact of the photograph to the concept behind it, resulting in a more fine-art approach. He is intrigued by the differences and similarities between reality and fiction and the subsequent role of the photographic image.

Palermo 2015 ()

Saadat has been involved in a number of group exhibitions including: 'Future Artefacts' Tate Modern, 'W Kiosqu' Filtry Dobra Kawa, Warsaw, 'L'Amerique' Marche aux Puces, Paris, 'Portraits of Britain' The Strand Gallery, London. This will be Saadat's second solo exhibition in Norwich. He is currently completing his BA in Photography at London College of Communication.

Proudly sponsored by Targetfollow Estates Ltd.
The exhibition runs from Thursday 26th January until Sunday 23rd April 2017.

About The Exhibition Series

This space hosts a stimulating programme of exhibitions by East Anglian artists kindly sponsored by Targetfollow Estates Ltd. in collaboration with the Theatre Royal. The exhibitions change every 3 months and create a unique opportunity for local professional artists to display and sell their work in a well used and well loved public space.

When the Theatre was refurbished in 2007 Targetfollow paid for a flexible hanging system to be installed the walls around the Adnams Bar, since then Targetfollow has supported the changing exhibition series which has featured work by local artists including Colin Self, John Kiki, Martin Laurence, Emrys Parry, Bruer Tidman, Mary Mellor, Fiona Roberts, Cornelia FitzRoy, Norwich 20 Group and many more.

The space is curated by Sarah Cannell who can be contacted at

Location - Adnams Bar, Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RL.

Opening hours are Monday to Saturday from 9.30am until 5pm (and until 8pm on theatre performance days).

This exhibition is part of the Theatre Royal's exhibition series kindly sponsored by Targetfollow Estates Ltd. Targetfollow were shortlisted for an Arts and Business Award for their continued support of the arts Norfolk Arts Awards 2014.

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19th January 2017