New city centre home being explored for reimagined National Glass Centre

The University of Sunderland is working with its partners Sunderland City Council and Sunderland Culture to explore vibrant new city centre locations for the National Glass Centre (NGC).  The NGC has been owned by the University since 2010 and is also home to the Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art (NGCA) and the University’s glass and […]

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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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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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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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