Photo: Rob Sargent

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Derek’s collaborations with the photographers Keith Pattison, Kieth Bradley and Rob Sargent took place at the Art Studio over a number of years recording its daily activity and development.

Photography by Rob Sargent, Kieth Bradley & Keith Pattison

Collaborations include:

  • “Giant Fish & Jumbos” at Sunderland Museum and Art Gallery, (Winter Gardens), TAWMuseums
  • Washington Arts Centre, Washington, Wearside.
  • “The Bigger Picture”, The Centre for Developmental Art, Glasgow; a Programme of art including; exhibitions, performances, and workshops.
  • An exchange programme with the Centre for Developmental Art, in Glasgow and Sunderland.
  • Programme of art including; “Creating a New World” with The Oxford Diocese; exhibition, performances, and workshops, Oxford.
  • Programmes of art, London, including; exhibitions, performances, and workshops, Chats Palace, Barings bank, Spitalfields, London.
  • Programme of including Exhibitions & Sculpture symposium, Warsaw, Gdansk, Poland,
  • Collaboration with Creame, Belgium on Project, 12, sponsored by IBM to all 12 major EU cities in Europe.
  • “That Art Studio”, A major retrospective of artwork to celebrate The Art Studio at the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, (NCCA).
  • Collaborated with Mike Hill, Director at Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, (NCCA) on Solo shows of Les Chisnel and Robin Emmerson; two member artists from the Art Studio, at the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art.
  • Exhibitions of Artwork from the Art Studio in venues throughout the UK including, Chat’s Palace, Hackney; Barings Bank, City, London; Spitalfields Market, London
  • Winston Churchill Travel Scholarship research and development in Barcelona and San Sebastian, Spain
  • The Big Picture: A Collaboration between the Art Studio and Tyne and Wear Museums. Exhibition and workshop programmes in various mainstream and local venues throughout the North East region, ranging from Tyneside pubs and clubs to Tynemouth metro station, the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle and the Winter Gardens, Sunderland.
  • “book” ACE, City of Sunderland, Nissan UK, Smiths Electrical Vehicles, UK.
  • Visual Arts UK; a Programme of art in the North East of England
  • “Art on the Metro”, Laing Art Gallery, Nexus, Tynemouth Station
  • BBC 1 “In a City Art”
  • ITV “It’s My City”
  • Northern Centre for Contemporary Art – Board of Management – from 1991 – 1992

Sans Street Studio c1989, photograph; Keith Pattison

Victor, Sans Street Studio c1989 photograph; Keith Pattison

Victor, Sans Street Studio c1989 photograph; Keith Pattison

Rob Sargent

‘book’ a commission for ‘Year Of Visual Arts UK’  in partnership with Nissan & Smith’s Electrical Vehicles 

‘book’ a Collaboration with Nissan UK & Smiths Electrical Vehicles UK, Funded by ACE & City of Sunderland


‘book’ a Collaboration with Nissan UK & Smiths Electrical Vehicles UK, Funded by ACE & City of Sunderland

Derek by Margie Black

Rob Sargent

Les Chisnell by Rob Sargent

Les Chisnall and Robin Emmerson two Art Studio members chosen for solo shows at the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art.

Kieth Paisley               Graham Leggett

Art Previews

From the Crack – January 2020 edition


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