Sunderland Culture and Field Music create online arts exhibition

LOCAL organisation Sunderland Culture and Sunderland band, Field Music have come together to create an online exhibition for fans of the arts and music world.

THE free exhibition ‘Paint the Town in Sound’ will be online until July 6 and will showcase the links between art and music, including Field Music’s own collaborations and artwork from the Arts Council Collection, featuring artists such as Helen Cammock, Jeremy Deller, Anthea Hamilton, Mark Leckey and Susan Phillipsz.

The exhibition can be viewed as a scroll-through tour, but it is also available as a virtual walk-through.

A podcast has also been created alongside the exhibition, as a behind-the-scenes platform which includes conversations with the artists featured.

David Brewis, Singer in Field Music, said: “In a year when the live music side of our work disappeared, this project was a great way to keep busy and do something interesting, and hopefully something that other people would also find interesting. Being from Sunderland and working in Sunderland is an intrinsic part of who we are and what we do.”

Jonathan Weston, Exhibition Curator for Sunderland Culture said: “Paint the Town in Sound explores the timeless relationship between art and music. Sunderland has a proud music heritage that we have explored drawing on key works from the Arts Council Collection alongside artworks and music memorabilia from the North East.”

He continued: “Field Music were invited to guest curate the exhibition because of their twenty-year experience of the North East music scene, strong links with bands and music organisations both in the North East and nationally, and their unique position as musicians who also work closely with museums, galleries and cultural organisations.”

The exhibition is family friendly too, with takeaway packs available for families to download for free.

You can view Paint the Town in Sound here.

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