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Exhibition: Caravan Gallery: Exhibition and Talk

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, City Library and Arts Centre, Fawcett Street, Sunderland, SR1 1RE

Join NEPN and the Caravan Gallery for a talk and exhibition tour.

The Caravan Gallery is a collaboration between artists and photographers Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale, who use photography to document what they call the “reality and surreality of everyday life.” Founded in 2000, The Caravan Gallery is a mobile exhibition space and itinerant social club on wheels housed in a 1969 mustard coloured caravan. The venue has travelled thousands of miles taking contemporary art to unexpected locations and tens of thousands of people. The Caravan Gallery’s images capture the ordinary and extraordinary details of the way we live today, providing an extraordinary record of social change since the millennium. For fifteen years their work has examined those practices of daily life, places or spaces, and processes of social change that the mainstream media overlook. They ask: how do we live together? What do we invest our time and energy in as a collective body of people?

Alongside this, NGCA will present an additional special display of works created during an eight-week residency in North-East England. Here, they present what are, in their view, the North-East’s most memorable, unusual, and improbable sights.

A new hardback publication designed by IDprojects and with an introduction by Ken Grant and an essay by Alistair Robinson will accompany the exhibition.

extra{ordinary} is only one of three components of a citywide project across Sunderland.

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