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What's New

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Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art is currently relocating from Sunderland City Council to University of Sunderland. NGCA staff are now based at National Glass Centre, part of the University of Sunderland - we therefore have new contact details -†you can find them on our Contacts page here.

Planning is in place for a new gallery space to be built within the National Glass Centre and re-opened early 2018.

During this transition, NGCA are pleased to present a programme of exhibitions and events offsite around the North East and beyond, both nationally and internationally. There will also be a focus on maintaining a presence within Sunderland in the build up to the city's bid to become UK City of Culture 2021, with an offsite events programme and family workshops.†††††

We are also working to create a new collection of contemporary art, in partnership with National Glass Centre, with the support of University of Sunderland, Arts Council England, Sunderland City Council and other partners.†

October Half Term

Smoke & Mirrors Workshops

Join us for a series of drop-in sessions exploring the magic of illusions, inspired by Chris Cornish's video work 'The Adventure and the Resolution', currently on display in the Collections Gallery until 14th January 2018.†


Tuesday 24th October
Thursday 26th October
Saturday 28th October

Time: 10am - 4pm

Price: Age 4+ / £3 per child

Story Seekers

Calling all Story Seekers! Join Theatre Tots and Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art for an autumn of creative play. Each week we will go on an adventure to explore an artwork by Chris Cornish, currently on display in the Collections Gallery. Armed only with our adventure packs, drawing thumbs and vivid imagination, new stories will be made and acted out with all our usual songs and silliness.


Saturday 23rd September

Saturday 30th September

Saturday 7th October

Saturday 14th October

Saturday 21st October

Saturday 28th October

Time: 10am-11am

Perfect for your little creatives aged 1-6yrs

£5 per session (£2.50 per additional sibling)

Maximum 15 toddlers per class

Please book by phone: 0191 515 5555 or in person at reception

For more information about each session, click here!

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We are proud to work in partnership with National Glass Centre.†


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