Award-Winning Artist’s Work Exhibited Online and at Museum

An emerging, Sunderland-based glass artist will explore the influences behind his amazing work in an online exhibition which goes live later this month. Ghanaian born Anthony Amoako-Attah is in the final stages of completing an exciting new glass artwork, Transition IV, which was commissioned as part of a series by Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens […]

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Sunderland Schools can now get their ArtsFix

A FREE new resource has been launched aimed at improving the arts offer in Sunderland primary schools. Sunderland Culture’s Artsfix is the result of three years research work with three Washington schools – Biddick Academy, Columbia Grange School and Usworth Primary School. Sunderland Culture Producer Vicki Kennedy, who led the project, said: “We’re so pleased […]

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Free Arts Sessions aim to improve youngsters’ mental wellbeing

Free arts activity sessions have been arranged to help young Wearsiders with their mental wellbeing Arts Centre Washington and Sunderland Culture are launching the free Arts and Wellbeing sessions, called Creative Me, for young people aged 13 – 18. The sessions will take place on a Tuesday, from 5 – 6.30pm, starting Tuesday, November 9, […]

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Artist Patrick Hough’s Film Premieres at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

A NEW film by an emerging Irish artist will have its premiere at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA) this weekend. Patrick Hough’s new film The Black River of Herself premieres on Saturday (October 16) at NGCA. The title of Hough’s work is taken from a poem by Irish poet Seamus Heaney. The 30-minute film, […]

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City’s First Ever European Glass Prize Opens This Weekend

Sunderland’s National Glass Centre opens its first European Glass Prize exhibition this weekend. The exhibition opens on Saturday (October 16) and will feature the work of more than 40 artists working across Europe. The artworks on display have been selected by a panel of distinguished judges including Sandra Blach, Exhibitions Officer at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in […]

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Numbers add up for Ian in his new cultural role

A leading figure in the development of Sunderland’s vibrant ‘cultural quarter’ has been appointed to a key role with Sunderland Culture. Ian High is the organisation’s new Finance and Administration Director and will be based at National Glass Centre. He has worked in finance for more than 30 years. Silksworth-born Ian studied accountancy qualifications at […]

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