Art exhibition’s celebration of vivid colours

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Arts Centre Washington is hosting an intriguing exhibition to mark Black History Month. Katy Wheeler finds out more.

EXPLORE a vivid celebration of art at Arts Centre Washington’s latest exhibition.

Gassan Mohammed with his piece Uproot.'Ethnicity exhibition at the Arts Centre, Washington.

Gassan Mohammed with his piece Uproot.'Ethnicity exhibition at the Arts Centre, Washington.

EthniCity displays a selection of vibrant contemporary art and craft work created by some of the region’s foremost ethnic and multicultural artists.

The exhibition has been organised in collaboration with dynamic Gateshead-based arts development organisation GemArts.

The aim is to present a cultural medley of contemporary art and craft works to highlight the creative diversity of the North East.

Susannah Aynsley, gallery curator at Arts Centre Washington, said: “This has been a particularly exciting exhibition to curate.

“To see the exceptional standard of work which is being produced in the region is inspirational.

“The array of skills and talent that all of these multidisciplined artist have is overwhelming.”

Artists taking part in EthniCity are Chun-Chao Chui, Richard McLeod, Waseem Aslam, Wajid Hussain, Shirley Wells, Jayamini da Silva, Mehrangiz Tabatabaei, Gassan Mohammed and Goshka Bialek.

Works include painting, drawing, oils, watercolour, sculpture, glass and installation art. This vivid celebration of colour and technique coincides with October’s Black History Month.

l Ethnicity runs until November 10. Tel. 219 3455 or visit www.artscentrewashington.co.uk