Let’s Talk Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Sunderland City Council are excited to share that they are about to embark on a programme to refresh Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens and to make even more of the amazing space and collection. Sunderland Council want to make sure that the whole museum is a modern, accessible, bright and innovative space that shows off […]

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Grayson Perry’s Tapestries return to Wearside for Anniversary Tour

Tapestries created by one of the UK’s favourite artists and chronicling the life story of a fictional Sunderland man are set to return to the city.  Turner Prize winning Grayson Perry’s hugely popular series of six tapestries, The Vanity of Small Differences, is to return to Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens from Saturday, April 9.  […]

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New NGCA exhibition asks ‘Where Can We Find Joy?’

A new exhibition in Sunderland will explore the meaning of collective joy – and where it can be found! Vinca Petersen, an internationally-renowned photographer, installation, multimedia and performance artist, is producing an exhibition called Make Social Honey – A Collective Search for Joy at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA) opening on Saturday, January […]

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Sunderland Culture welcomed the RT Hon Sir Keir Starmer to The Fire Station

Sunderland Culture today welcomed the Rt Hon Sir Keir Starmer to The Fire Station in Sunderland. The Labour Party leader was in the city to launch Labour’s manifesto for this year’s council elections and was hosted by Paul Callaghan CBE, on behalf of Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West.  Rebecca Ball, Chief Executive of Sunderland Culture, […]

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We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Erwin Eisch

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Erwin Eisch – a founder and pioneer of the studio glass movement, a brilliant painter and print maker and a remarkable man. In 2013 National Glass Centre was honoured to host a major retrospective of Erwin Eisch’s work Clouds Have Been My Foothold All Along. […]

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Minster exhibition explores links between colonisation and Christianity

A new artwork displayed at Sunderland Minster explores the connection between colonisation and the growth of Christianity in African countries. The artwork, titled Colonial Ghost, is by Cameroon-born artist Pascale Marthine Tayou and features 12 crosses each made up of five human figures held in place by prominent nails. Pascale’s exhibition is part of a […]

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