Where There’s Space to Grow

An Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme Exhibition.

Where There’s Space to Grow  is an exhibition curated by Celebrate Different Collective, a group of young people living in Sunderland, which creatively reflects on the industrial decline of the 1980s in North East England, while looking ahead to a shared progressive future.

Arts Council Collection artworks sit alongside new works created by local Sunderland residents which reveal stories that encourage visitors to dig deep. Championing diversity in a shifting cultural and physical landscape, this exhibition asks: How can we create space for all of us to grow? 

Where There’s Space to Grow  is the third and final of a series of exhibitions curated by young people across the Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme.

Firstsite, Colchester presented House Share  curated by Young Art Kommunity (YAK) from June to September 2021, and Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange present their exhibition SEENco-curated by young LGBTQIA+ people from Cornwall, from October 2021 until January 2022. These exhibitions aim to bring young people together from across the country, connecting them with each other and with the Arts Council Collection. 

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens' exhibition page.


Virtual Walkthrough

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How to use the virtual exhibition tour:

• Click on the blue box on the landing screen below to enter.
• Once inside the virtual exhibition, you can move forward and backwards by clicking on the white circles on the floor.
• To navigate left and right, click and hold down your mouse button (or equivalent) and drag left or right.
• Click on the (i) icons next to the artworks to bring up more information about artists or art pieces.
• To watch the videos, click on the play icons.

For full screen viewing, click here.

Further information on system requirements and how to access the virtual tour can be found here.

If you have any technical issues or require further assistance, please get in touch by email: acc@southbankcentre.co.uk

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