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Artist-Photographer Duo John Kippin and Nicola Neate explore island life with a major new commission in partnership with Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

In this week’s blog, we hear from John Kippin and Nicola Neate about their move to North Uist and the resulting photographic residency project ‘IN this DAY and AGE’. In February 2019 John Kippin and Nicola Neate journeyed to North Uist in the Outer Hebrides to undertake a Photographic Residency Project, ‘IN this DAY and […]

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Exhibition Review: Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences

Jodie and Maxima, students from Durham Sixth Form Centre, have been spending 4 days of their Easter break on a work experience placement with Sunderland Culture. As part of their week, they spent some time in the Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences with Volunteer Tour Guide Alison and Posy from the Learning Team […]

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In Conversation with artist, Graham Dolphin and pianist, John Snijders

In this week’s blog, we discuss Graham Dolphin’s new film, ‘Gnossiennes’, with the artist himself, and pianist John Snijders. Can you tell us a little about yourself and your practice? (GD) I’m a visual artist that works across a range of mediums including film, sound, drawing, sculpture, text and curatorial projects, exploring the concepts of […]

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A behind the scenes look at the filming of Graham Dolphin’s new film

In this week’s blog post, we hear from Matthew Fearn, Visual Arts Assistant, National Glass Centre and Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA) with a behind the scenes look at the filming of Graham Dolphin’s new film, ‘Gnossiennes’, opening Saturday 5th March 2022 at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art. The team here at NGCA wanted […]

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Creative Age Development Artists

You might have heard of Sunderland Culture’s Creative Age groups, but also, maybe you haven’t, because sometimes the best things are the things that tick along in the background, quietly changing lives. We have two weekly Creative Age groups- one based at Arts Centre Washington and the other at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens. The […]

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Home Away from Home

Hello! My name is Christie Chan. I’m an artist and writer originally from Hong Kong. Two years ago, I moved to Sunderland to reunite with my other half, Rory, who works in the art sector in Tyne and Wear. Other than Rory I barely had any connections in Sunderland back then. Knowing little about the […]

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