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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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Hot New It III

In this week’s blog post, we hear from Sunderland-born artist Matthew Dowell as he explains his latest piece in collaboration with Spaghetti Factory. When Spaghetti Factory first commissioned the work, which is my first public commission, they said there was no set theme, and it was a space for me to decide what I showed. […]

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Spring 2021 – Unlocking doors into a fresh start

In this week’s blog, we hear from Sunderland Culture’s Mahnur Roushan on the fresh start Spring brings and how the changing of the seasons is celebrated around the world. In March 2020, the diary said, “4 more weeks and back to normal…”. 13 months later, here we are today finally rejoicing the easing of nationwide […]

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Young Musicians Project

To coincide with their latest music-themed exhibition Paint the Town in Sound, Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens have collaborated with We Make Culture’s Young Musician Project, a dynamic group of young musicians from Sunderland, to curate their latest Arts Council Collection print display located in the Museum’s Art Lounge. In this blog, we hear from […]

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Killer Bugs and Being Followed by Fish

A number of you have told us how much you have missed visiting the Winter Gardens during lockdown. Today, Eddie Campbell, the Senior Environmental Services Technician for Sunderland City Council who looks after the Winter Gardens, takes us behind the currently closed doors. He tells us about his work, and introduces our new virtual tour […]

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