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Social & AGM

By Theresa Easton | August 30, 2019

Our first get together of the Autumn season – all welcome – as usual! We’ll have our AGM, catch up and plan for the year ahead. Good way to find out more about the OTHER and get involved in a grassroots, community group!

Carnegie 100: The Philanthropic Act

By Theresa Easton | August 28, 2019

The centenary of the death of Scottish American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, provides the backdrop for a forum in Sunderland this September asking what role does philanthropy have in the 21st century? The forum, ‘Carnegie 100: The Philanthropic Act’ is part of a series of exhibitions and events organised by Sunderland’s Assign Art Group, including an…

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The OTHER Social & AGM

August 30, 2019

Come along to our next social at Pop Recs 27 Stockton Road Sunderland SR2 7AQ Tuesday October 1st 18.30-20.00. The OTHER is a response to ArtWashing and George Osborne’s 2018 vanity project The Great Exhibition of the North. The OTHER is still growing strong – made up of community activists, locals, artists, musicians, creatives and…

The importance of dialogue

February 9, 2019

In December’s bulletin we wrote that OtherGen, along with our colleagues at Culture Matters Co-Operative, were seeking to establish an ongoing dialogue with major cultural institutions in the North East. The purpose of this dialogue would be to consider the current state of relations between the region’s cultural institutions, in particular Arts Council England funded…

Newcastle based artist Cath Walsh writes about her practice

December 21, 2018

Newcastle based artist Cath Walsh writes about her practice, thoughts about the Other Great Exhibition of the North and the importance of engaging with urgent social issues    I have been involved in the Other Great Exhibition of the North  (OtherGEN) from the first meeting in April at George Street Social. Since then there have…

Social & AGM

By Theresa Easton | August 30, 2019

Our first get together of the Autumn season – all welcome – as usual! We’ll have our AGM, catch up and plan for the year ahead. Good way to find out more about the OTHER and get involved in a grassroots, community group!

Carnegie 100: The Philanthropic Act

By Theresa Easton | August 28, 2019

The centenary of the death of Scottish American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, provides the backdrop for a forum in Sunderland this September asking what role does philanthropy have in the 21st century? The forum, ‘Carnegie 100: The Philanthropic Act’ is part of a series of exhibitions and events organised by Sunderland’s Assign Art Group, including an…

The OTHER Great Exhibition of the North: By the people, for the people, a Manifesto

Why the OTHER Great Exhibition of the North? Because the Great Exhibition of The North (GEOTN) is less about the North and more about a politically motivated attempt by a Tory government to Artwash its policies of austerity and privatisation. Policies that leave many communities across the country adrift and without the creative resources, community spaces and services available to them after years of cuts.

OTHER is an artist-led, inclusive response to GEOTN to give a voice and platform to individuals and communities, to showcase the full scope of arts activities in the North.

OTHER is open and inclusive not only to artists, performers, musicians, creatives, writers, scientists and academics, but to all individuals and community groups living and working in the North.

OTHER will tell the stories of the North, exhibiting and celebrating our pioneering spirit, innovation and cultural diversity.

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