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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. Our new contact details can be found 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 in spring 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. 

Work from the collection will be exhibited in the National Glass Centre's Collections Gallery. The first piece to be shown is Chris Cornish's video work 'The Adventure and the Resolution', currently on display until 14th January 2018. 

Christmas Photo Studio

Join us in our Christmas Photo Studio and have a festive family portrait taken to stick on your own personalised Christmas cards! We'll have festive props to help make your photo unique, but feel free to bring your cheesiest Christmas jumpers along too!

Where: The Pod, National Glass Centre

When: Saturday 25th November, Saturday 2nd December & Saturday 16th December

Time: 10am-12pm / 12.30pm-4pm

Price: £3 per person or £10 for a family of 4

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We are proud to work in partnership with National Glass Centre