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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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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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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Your last chance to see Gormley’s Field for the British Isles

Time is running out for you to see a major art installation by one of the UK’s most celebrated artists in Sunderland. Field for the British Isles by Sir Antony Gormley, creator of the Angel of the North, has been on display at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA) at National Glass Centre since late […]

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North East Artist’s work to be exhibited at Victoria and Albert Museum

The prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London has acquired four pieces of artwork by a former University of Sunderland PhD student. Artist Helen Pailing completed her doctorate two years ago at National Glass Centre, where she created the popular chandelier, Adorn, in the venue’s reception area. National Glass Centre has a long-term relationship […]

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