United Kingdom

Fawcett Street
Tyne and Wear
Phone: 0191 514 1235
Fax: 0191 514 8444

Northern Gallery For Contemporary Art

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art opened in 1995 as part of the Sunderland City Library and Arts Centre. It has provided young artists with their first commissions and publications, including Sam Taylor-Wood in 1996, Adam Chodzko in 1999 and AK Dolven in 2001, and initiated international touring exhibitions, including 'Nothing', which was also presented in Malmo, Sweden and Vilnius, Lithuania. Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art is one of the most flexible gallery spaces in the UK and changes character for each exhibition. Its generous 35x17m space contains a grid of ceiling-mounted screens, which are used to create suites of rooms, sequences of intimate spaces, or a spacious open-plan arena.


Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art presents changing exhibitions of new work by artists from around the world, bringing new art to new audiences.

It offers opportunities to emerging and established artists to present work at critical points in their careers and audiences the chance to see the stars of tomorrow today.

Previous Exhibitions


Forthcoming exhibitions

Daniel Silver: ‘Demos’ 23 February – 21 April 2007
Ruth Ewan 11 May – 23 June 2007
‘North and South’ 11 July – 22 September 2007
‘Decompression Chamber’ 12 October – 17 November 2007



Opening hours

9.30 - 5.00 Tues, Thu, Fri
9.30 - 7.30 Mon, Wed
9.30 - 4.00 Sat
Closed Bank Holiday Mondays and the prior Saturdays

Getting there

Nearest station: Sunderland Central (200m)


Craft Shop on ground floor.

Museum internal and external photos (5)

Click on the images to enlarge

News and events

Daniel Silver: 'Demos'
Opens Friday 23 February 2007


Contact the Arts Education Officer for details on 0191 514 8452 /