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Emotional Resources

Exhibition dates: 19 September 2014 - 10 January 2015

Seminar: Art, Intimacy and the Public Sphere

Saturday 1 November, 11am - 5pm

Image: courtesy of Donald Urquhart

A Danced Pop Up Response by Fertile Ground

Saturday 25 October, 11.30am, 12.30pm & 1.30pm

Project Space:

s.w.a.l.k. (sealed with a loving kiss) by Joanna Piotrowska.

Exhibition dates: 19 September 2014 - 10 January 2015

Joanna Piotrowska, 'Self Defence'

Happiness is a New Idea: site-wide exhibition.

Part I: has now finished, information about Part II will follow shortly.

Install: Davy Stedham



October Half-Term

We have lot's of exciting things happening in the gallery this half term! 

A Danced Pop Up Response by Fertile Ground
Saturday 25 October, 11.30am, 12.30pm & 1.30pm

Encounter four dancers in a series of sometimes serious, sometimes light hearted but always entertaining moments of semi improvised dance in response to the Emotional Resources exhibition performed throughout the gallery space.
Led by Dora Frankel Fertile Ground is the first graduate dance company in the Northeast.

Poetry Workshop with artist Harry Burke
Part of Sunderland Literature Festival
Saturday 25 October, 1pm - 3pm

Emotional Resources artist and poet Harry Burke will lead a poetry workshop for young people (13+). Come and be creative with language and create poetry in response to the exhibition.
Tickets are free. For further information or to book a place contact 0191 5611235 or ask at the gallery reception.

Drop-in Halloween Workshop
Tuesday 28 October, 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Get creative in the Drawing Room in our Halloween inspired workshop with a professional artist.

Dance Workshop
Friday 31 October, 3.30pm - 4.30pm

More details to be announced shortly.


The Drawing Room is a free activity space at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art. Open to family groups and young people, The Drawing Room is a bright and welcoming space with free art materials for anyone who would like to get creative.