Major new exhibition to open at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

This last week has seen staff from the Arts Council Collection, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and Sunderland Museum working towards the opening of ‘Recollected: Work from the Arts Council & Crafts Council Collections’.

The exhibition also showcases some highlights from Sunderland Museum’s contemporary collection.

Shauna Gregg, Keeper of Art at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens said;

“I’m delighted that our visitors will have the opportunity to see these high profile loans from London- based collections. It is a very varied selection from Eduardo Paolozzi’s 1951 ‘Insects’ Wings’ to a recent work by Pablo Bronstein showing an imaginary museum. With a carved crocodile by Howard Raybould and a tractor made from recycled metal by Lucy Casson, I hope there is something to appeal to everyone in the show!”

The exhibition features well over fifty wonderful artists, including the first showing of the Museums’ new acquisition presented by the Contemporary Art Society, photographs from Matt Stokes ’Long After Tonight’ film.

Pictured above are Keeper of Art Shauna Gregg and Jenny Binns of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums piecing together ‘Pain Killers’ by Katya Filmus; Joshua Dowson of the Arts Council Collections placing ‘Pair V’ by John Stezaker alongside ‘Candle Bathing’ by Johannes Pholeka; Tony Drake of Sunderland Museums and Joshua Dowson working hard on the preparation of a piece; with ‘Ossify’ by Jeffrey Sarmiento, ‘Untitled (at Royal Anthropoligical Institute, London)’ by Dave Lewis and ‘I Want to be More Chinese’ by Lisa Cheung in the background.

The exhibition runs from 22 March to 17 May 2015.

Find out more about the exhibition 'Recollected: Work from the Arts Council & Crafts Council Collections'.

Find out more about the Arts Council Collection.

Find out more about the Crafts Council Collection.

Find out more about Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens.

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2013 marked 21 years since Sunderland city status from HM The Queen, on 23rd March 1992.


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