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Youth Homeless North East: Home and a Job

18 April 2015 - 23 May 2015

This exhibition is in The Granary
80,000 young people experience homelessness in the UK every year. Times are hard because the country is in the process of recovering from recession and austerity measures have taken their toll. At times of economic stress it is often the most vulnerable who are blamed for contributing to the problem, as they are seen as being a draw on the nations resources, but also as not willing to contribute to society at large. The Home and a Job projects set out to understand what these changes have meant to the lives of young people affected by homelessness and to challenge homeless stereotypes.

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Landscapes, Trains and Planes by Steven Ward Fox

20 April 2015 - 13 June 2015

The north east region's rich railway heritage and preserved steam engines provide the inspiration for an exhibition of paintings and drawings by artist Steven Ward Fox. Born in Durham in 1970 and a member of the Guild of Railway Artists,

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Skydive by Sarah Oates

13 June 2015 - 18 July 2015

This exhibition is in The Granary
Sarah is a local artist, specialising in ink and pencil.  Art collections are joyfully diverse, from waterfalls, birds and flowers, to cars, sport and people.  

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The Royal Photographic Society - Biennial Members’ Print Exhibition 2015

26 June 2015 - 08 August 2015

The Royal Photographic Society
Biennial Members’ Print Exhibition 2015
The Royal Photographic Society has a rich and diverse heritage.  It was founded in 1853, to promote the art and science of photography, and is still a leading voice in the world of photography today. It is an educational charity with a worldwide membership of over 11,000, and membership is open to anyone with an interest in photography.

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Past Visual Arts Events

Taking Tea

17 January 2011

Nomadic by Nature: A selection of work by textile artist Ingrid Wagner

04 April 2011

Make Do and Mend

25 June 2011

The Sunderland Book Project

05 September 2011

Undress: Redress – Fashioning Science

08 February 2012

Designing the Dynamic

23 April 2012

Sea the See

14 July 2012

Art NE – a mixed media exhibition by local artists

13 September 2012


28 September 2012

Simple Pleasures

21 January 2013

Anthony Watson - Paintings

09 March 2013

Marge Ball - Paintings

26 April 2013

Word Cloud

21 June 2013

To Autumn

19 August 2013

Michele Allen: Forgotten Fruit

18 October 2013

Ray Bradshaw’s ‘Canny Folk’ Paintings exhibition

17 January 2014

Youth Arts Exhibition

17 January 2014

South African Skies

14 March 2014

Paper, Scissors, Stone

25 April 2014

Tracks - Paintings by Lindsey Thompson

03 May 2014

24hrs in Sunderland

06 June 2014

Print Points North

28 June 2014

Houghton Art Club

02 August 2014

Natasha Holland-Zaharova

20 September 2014

Washington 50 – A Snapshot of your New Town

27 September 2014


08 November 2014

Youth Arts Exhibition 2015

30 January 2015

Jumping Puddles Portraits

23 February 2015

One Yellow Chair (and a lamp) – Gail Graham

06 March 2015

The Caravan Gallery

07 March 2015

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