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LEONARDO INSPIRES A CITY

AN EXHIBITION of work by Leonardo da Vinci has inspired a range of projects across Sunderland. Next February, 12 drawings by the Italian master will be on show at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens as part of a national tour to mark the 500th anniversary of his death. Sunderland is one of only 12 UK […]

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‘HUGE BENEFITS’ FROM LEONARDO EXHIBITION

THE Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens has the potential to bring ‘huge benefits’ to the venue and the city. That’s the hope of Sunderland City Council and Sunderland Culture, the organisation set up two years ago to co-ordinate and promote cultural initiatives across the area. From Friday, February 1 visitors […]

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CARE HOMES PROJECT UNITES OLD AND YOUNG

AN innovative arts project working in three Washington care homes aims to tackle isolation and help residents explore their heritage. Sunderland Culture commissioned artist Richard Bliss to work in Washington Lodge Care Home, Washington Manor and St George’s Residential Home in a project called Art School. The project is part of a wider Washington Health […]

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EX-SOLDIER’S ‘KILL ZONE’ PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION OPENS AT NGCA IN THE NEW YEAR

A PHOTOGRAPHIC exhibition created by a former soldier turned lecturer will open at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA) in the New Year. Craig Ames served in the British Army for three years, which included a six-month tour of West Belfast where he was an Evidence Photographer alongside his role as a combat soldier. He […]

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NEW NGCA EXHIBITION WAS FIVE YEARS IN THE MAKING…

THE artist behind a stunning new exhibition at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA) has revealed the processes behind his latest work. Internationally-renowned artist and photographer Dan Holdsworth’s Continuous Topography exhibition opened last week, and another solo exhibition, Spatial Objects, will open at NGCA in January 2019. Dan has made his name through creating large-scale […]

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OLD AND NEW WAYS TO CELEBRATE CITY’S RICH HERITAGE

A JOINT exhibition in an iconic Sunderland building is celebrating the city’s proud heritage in a new way. Artists Ian Potts and Richard Fletcher are bringing Sunderland’s history to life with their Lost and Found exhibition in Mackie’s Corner, at the crossroads of Fawcett Street and High Street West. The exhibition uses both ultra-modern and […]

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