Spotlight: The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art reopens

Spotlight: The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art reopens

After 18 months, The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art reopens next Friday after relocating to a space within the National Glass Centre in Sunderland.

In each of its exhibitions in 2018, an artist will reveal a brand new body of work for the first time, starting with a major new commission by artist Fiona Crisp. The gallery's opening programme celebrates the achievements of artists living and working in North East England, who share new visions of how we live now. We speak to Alistair Robinson, the gallery's Director about the last one and a half years and the upcoming programme.

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Spotlight: Meeting Point - Museums and contemporary arts working together

Spotlight: Meeting Point - Museums and contemporary arts working together

Meeting Point is a commissioning programme led by Northumberland-based Arts&Heritage which partners contemporary artists with museums. Taking place for a second year across ten museums in the North of England, the project shows why museums and the contemporary arts should be working together. We talk to Arts&Heritage Associate Morag Iles about the project.

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Spotlight: Our Friends Electric

Spotlight: Our Friends Electric

Derby's QUAD is currently showing two exhibitions exploring robots and artificial intelligence. As rapid innovation continues and access to technology becomes easier, artists have more opportunities than ever to experiment with new ways of producing work. We speak to Peter Bonnell, Senior Curator at QUAD about the exhibitions, and the challenges of exhibiting works using cutting edge technology.

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Grow your Own: Establishing an arts organisation in a new town

Grow your Own: Establishing an arts organisation in a new town

How does one set up an arts organisation from scratch? What are the steps and how do you enlist support from local communities and councils? These are questions which many arts and cultural practitioners ask themselves, but are unsure where to go for answers. After hearing originalprojects;’s story, Chelsea Pettitt, Head of Partnerships, Wysing Arts Centre and ECVAN coordinator felt compelled to ask them to share their experience of formally setting up their own arts organisation in a remote town on the coast of East Anglia.

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Interview with Clarissa Corfe, Contemporary Art Curator - Harris Museum & Art Gallery

Interview with Clarissa Corfe, Contemporary Art Curator - Harris Museum & Art Gallery

Writer Emma Sumner talks to Clarissa Corfe, Preston’s Harris Museum & Art Gallery contemporary art curator about how the museum, gallery and collection have influenced her interests. Continuing to celebrate its local community by creating links between Preston’s past and present, the museum’s collections and exhibitions highlight the people of historical local importance, while introducing the current day and contemporary to their local and wider audiences.

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