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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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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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