Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

An install shot of the new NGCA gallery.
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Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art presents changing exhibitions of new work by emerging and established artists from the UK and abroad, bringing key new works of art of our time to new audiences.

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.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Daily: 10.00 - 17.00

Admission charges

Free

Additional info

The National Glass Centre is fully wheelchair accessible and wheelchairs are available to borrow at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Toilets are based on the first floor and baby and adult changing facilities are available.

The National Glass Centre Car Park is situated to the front of the building and is FREE to all visitors and accessible from Dame Dorothy Street.

NGCA is 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.

In 2019, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art will be 50 years old, being the direct descendent of 'Bookshop Gallery' founded in 1969 and its successor Ceolfrith Arts Centre, later Northern Centre for Contemporary Art. Despite the changes in location and name, the gallery's commitment to innovative, experimental art has been a constant.

During its fifty years it has given UK premieres to artists from Sean Scully to Claes Oldenberg and Coosje van Bruggen, from Sam Taylor-Wood to Spartacus Chetwynd, and given the first UK shows to Cory Arcangel and Harun Farocki, several years before other galleries gave their achievements due recognition.

It is only in its current incarnation that the gallery has been able to acquire works from artists, in order to tell stories about the history of contemporary art, as well as to create 'news'. The exceptional generosity of artists we have worked with over the period has begun a collection of contemporary art for the city of Sunderland that now includes over a hundred works.

The gallery is also working closely with National Glass Centre to ensure that artists interested in working with glass are able to realise ambitious art in new ways, working with world leading makers based in the University of Sunderland.

Collection details

Architecture, Design, Fine Art, Photography, Film and Media

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art
at National Glass Centre
Liberty Way
Sunderland
Tyne and Wear
SR6 0GL
England

Website

E-mail

NGCA

ngca@sunderland.ac.uk

Alistair Robinson, Programme Director

alistair.robinson-2@sunderland.ac.uk

Kathryn Brame, Engagement & Development Manager

kathryn.brame@sunderland.ac.uk

Telephone

0191 515 5555

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