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In March 2018, after 18 months creating a brand new space for art and artists in Sunderland, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art will reopen with a major new commission with artist Fiona Crisp.

The generous 3000 square foot space inside National Glass Centre has an initial focus on artists whose work is being created across Europe, whether made in the Alps or the heart of fascist Rome, or from the most advanced laboratories in Italy to the eastern most city in the continent deep inside the former Soviet Union. The gallery's opening programme also celebrates the achievements of artists living and working in North-East England, who share new visions of how we live now. In each of its exhibitions in 2018, an artist will reveal a brand new body of work for the first time.


Fiona Crisp: Material Sight

Preview: Friday 23 March, 6.00 - 8.00pm

Exhibition dates: 24 March - 13 May 2018

Fiona Crisp explores how we might encounter spaces where the frontiers of knowledge are pushed back. Material Sight is a new, large-scale commission that uses photography, moving image and sound to approach the material environments where experiments that challenge the limits of our imagination are carried out.

Safe Haven, Fiona Crisp (2017)

Collections Gallery

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.†

Work from the collection will be exhibited in the National Glass Centre's Collections Gallery. The†second†work to be shown is Ralf Broeg's 'Zero RPM Records', currently on display until†20th March†2018.†

Zero RPM Records, Ralph Broeg (2015)

Art Seekers

Join Theatre Tots and Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art for a new series of playful sessions for your little ones! Each week we will go on an adventure to explore different artworks around the building. We will take a look back at some of our past exhibitions, and also explore new works by artist Fiona Crisp when our gallery reopens in March! 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.

Dates: Saturdays from 6th January - 14th April 2018 (inclusive)
Time: 10 - 11am
Age: 1 - 6yrs
Price: £5 per session (£2.50 for additional siblings)
Sign up for 6 sessions and get 1 free!
Maximum 15 toddlers per class
To secure your place please book: 07951 866261,† or pay on the day.

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

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