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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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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