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Art work by Sunderland’s older people goes on show

Jubilee Watercolour Club art exhibition in The Bridges, Sunderland. Artist Seamus Dempsey looking at his work on  display.

Jubilee Watercolour Club art exhibition in The Bridges, Sunderland. Artist Seamus Dempsey looking at his work on display.

PENSIONERS with a passion for painting will be showcasing their talents at a special exhibition.

Visitors to The Bridges will be able to admire the works of local artists aged 60-90 in the Sunderland Artists Exhibition, which runs until Sunday.

Sylvia Hurst set up the exhibition as a platform to display the traditional works of artists from across the North East, including those from Sunderland Artists Group, Silksworth Art Group, Pallion Action Group for Art, Fulwell Art Club and Jubilee Watercolour.

She said: “After seeing all of the beautiful, contemporary artwork that’s now displayed on Sunderland City Library, I wanted to organise an exhibition to showcase classic work by artists from across the North East, which isn’t exhibited anywhere else in the city.

“The artwork that the public can expect to see at the Sunderland Arts Exhibition varies from landscapes and portraits to still life and wildlife, so there’s something to catch everyone’s eye. We’re really grateful to the team at the Bridges for allowing us to use their space to host the exhibition.”

If this exhibition is a success, Sylvia plans to hold similar events in the future.

Andy Bradley, centre director at the Bridges, said: “When Sylvia contacted me about the Sunderland Artists Exhibition I knew instantly that it was something that the Bridges should be involved with and we’re thrilled to be hosting the exhibition.”

 

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