Where We Are Now

21 August – 14 November 2021
11am-3pm, Special Exhibitions Gallery
Free/ No booking required

An Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme Exhibition.

Where We Are Now explores the experiences of the last year through artwork, community response and Sunderland resident’s photography.

The exhibition has been developed in collaboration with Sunderland based community groups, the Art Champions, Creative Age, Older Womxn Artists’ Collective, the Pharmacy School at the University of Sunderland and Young Carers.

These community groups, have worked alongside the team at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens to select and interpret artworks from the Arts Council Collection, opening discussion on themes including, isolation, community, family, nature, systems of care, self care, illness and loss.

Also on display are community sourced photographs from Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens Collecting COVID-19 project and artworks produced during and in response to the pandemic.

Artists in the exhibition include: Vanley Burke, Patrick Caulfield, Elizabeth Frink, Sunil Gupta, David Hockney, David Shrigley and Barbara Walker. 

This project is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Where We Are Now is the fourth in Sunderland Culture’s series of Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme exhibitions.

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