David Shrigley features in 'Where We Are Now'
Group exhibition ‘Where We Are Now’ explores the experiences of the past year of lockdowns through artwork, community response and Sunderland resident’s photography. An Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme Exhibition, ‘Where We Are Now’ has been developed in collaboration with Sunderland based community groups, the Art Champions, Creative Age, Older Womxn Artists’ Collective, the Pharmacy School at the University of Sunderland and Young Carers. These community groups have worked alongside the team at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens to select and interpret artworks from the Arts Council Collection, opening discussion on themes including, isolation, community, family, nature, systems of care, self care, illness and loss.
Also on display are community sourced photographs from Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens ‘Collecting COVID-19 project’ and artworks produced during and in response to the pandemic. Artists in the exhibition include: Vanley Burke, Patrick Caulfield, Elizabeth Frink, Sunil Gupta, David Hockney, David Shrigley and Barbara Walker. The project is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.