Arts Council Collection Print Display: Selected by We Make Culture’s Young Musicians Project

10 February – 17 July
Art Lounge / Online Exhibition

As part of our three-year partnership with the prestigious Arts Council Collection for their National Partners Programme, we have been working with local community groups around Sunderland to select a series of three print displays from the Arts Council Collection’s print collection.

The Arts Council Collection is primarily a collection of modern and contemporary British art, but early on in its history it also acquired prints by major 20th-century European artists alongside British artists, forming an outstanding collection of more than 1,500 printed works by over 500 artists.

This display, the second in the series, has been chosen by We Make Culture’s Young Musicians Project – a dynamic group of young musicians from Sunderland who have been exploring the vast and extraordinary collection. The group have selected a range of prints by female artists in the Arts Council Collection to display alongside some of their own artwork.

The selected artwork can be viewed in the Museum’s Art Lounge on the Second Floor or in the online exhibition following the link below.

Artists included in the print display: Gillian Ayres, Fiona Banner, Vanessa Bell, Mary Fox, Paula Rego and Young Musicians Project members, Sara Heraoua, Paige Smith and Charlotte Stothard.


This exhibition is part of our Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme. Find out more about the programme here.

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