Lyn Killeen Contemporary Artist and Participatory Arts Practitioner

Sunderland Culture Fellow 2021 I am a contemporary artist and also work as a participatory arts practitioner with communities and groups. I am a graduate and post graduate of University of Sunderland, recently graduating with distinction in MA Fine Art. Fundamental to my participatory artist career has been my involvement with Southwick REACH (Research, Education, […]

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Creative Catch-up with James Whitman

James Whitman is a writer, and is one of our Creative Development Fellows. In this blog post, he introduces ‘Creative Catch-up’ — a podcast he is making with visual artist, Stephanie Smith. “I’m James (the writer) and this is Steph (the artist). Welcome to our Creative Catch-up!” Steph and I are best mates, and we’ve […]

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Transition IV a new commission by glass artist Anthony Amoako-Attah enters Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens’ collection

Ghanaian born, Sunderland based glass artist Anthony Amoako-Attah is in the final stages of completing an exciting new glass artwork ‘Transition IV’ which will enter Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens collection later this year. Below Anthony talks about his practice and the process of making ‘Transition IV’ which will be on display at Sunderland Museum […]

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Interview with Unlocking The Doors commissioned theatre company The Six Twenty

We are part way through Unlocking The Doors, a programme of live performance across Sunderland commissioned by Sunderland Culture. It’s so wonderful to have live performance back, bringing people together to enjoy collective creative experiences. #UnlockingSunderland  Up next as part of Unlocking The Doors is Club Six Twenty on 26th August 7.45pm; a fun and fabulous neon playground of live music, performance and digital art from […]

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In conversation with… The Srijoni Group

By Gemma Vause, Northumbria University Student in Creative and Cultural Industries MA. Editor – Kainat Javed. The Srijoni exhibition, opened at the Arts Centre Washington on the 18th May 2021, displaying the art of accomplished North East artist, Padma Rao, and Sunderland University Fine Art graduate, Roohia Syed-Ahmed, with contributions from local women including painter Parveen […]

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Sunderland Artist & Photographer Jasmine Davy talks music, gig memories and Paint The Town In Sound virtual exhibition

As we start to move towards the end of our Paint The Town In Sound x University of Sunderland Virtual Exhibition Take Over, which closes end of Sunday 23 May, we thought we’d squeeze in this quick blog post from University of Sunderland artist, Jasmine Davy. If you’ve been following our Sunderland Culture and Sunderland […]

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