Ergin Cavusoglu Installation


Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art brings dynamic and exciting work by artists from the UK and abroad to Sunderland.

The gallery opened in on the top floor of the city library and arts centre at the heart of Sunderland city centre, and a brand-new space was created in March 2018, located inside the National Glass Centre. NGCA offers opportunities to artists to create new work and offers visitors the chance to see key works of our time.

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2021 having been one of the very first contemporary art galleries in Britain. It has provided major international figures with their first UK exhibitions, including Harun Farocki (Germany) and Cory Arcangel (USA), and exhibited fourteen Turner Prize nominees.

With a new exhibition every two months, family activities and workshops, and a craft shop packed with unique gift ideas, there's something for everyone to enjoy. For further information on exhibitions and activities please contact 0191 514 1235 or visit

Opening Times

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)



Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the A1, exit at junction 63, follow signposts to Sunderland City Centre.From the A19. Take the A1231 turn off, follow signposts to Sunderland City Centre.Nearest car park: Sunderland Civic Centre Car Park, which is well signposted from both directions.

Public Transport Directions

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art is a short walk from Sunderland Central Station. Exit the station turning left onto the Athenaeum Street then right onto Fawcett Street, NGCA is on the top floor of the City Library and Arts Centre.

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