Live Jazz Sunderland

Sunderland based artist Tony Redman and ASSIGN bring live Jazz to Quaker House on the 4th September 2018, accompanied by a collection of art responding to the music performed. More details soon! Save the date!


Mapping Armageddon

The Apocalypse is already here. It has been going for 100 years and probably started in the trenches of the First World War. Barrie West and Stephanie Smith, plus the help of 19 poets, have collaborated in a monumental exploration of man’s inhumanity towards man and the lessons which must be learnt. West constructs a four wall installation.

Horses pound down on crumbling cities,

And night creeps into winter’s gloom.

Nations fall and shadows lengthen,

Across the walls of ‘The Darkening Room’.

Smith, by contrast, provides ‘The Poet’s Chair’ which is at once sculpture and pulpit, a unique performance space that demands we learn the lessons so many men and women died to teach us

SPECIAL PREVIEW EVENT: Thursday 24 November, from 6pm with Jenni Pascoe (MC) and 19 poets, writers and performance dancers.

A special Artists for Peace event to support the first public viewing of two monumental installations by Barrie West and Stephanie Smith.

ASSIGN at Sunderland Minster

This summer, between the 5th of July and the 28th of July 2016, ASSIGN is holding a free mixed exhibition of members' work in the beautiful Minster Church at the centre of Sunderland. The show will both celebrate and mark the end of a unique 3 year residency within the Minster Cafe, 'Biscops at the Minster', which has hosted the work of ASSIGN artists on a non-stop monthly basis, to general acclaim within the City of Sunderland.

Exhibition opening times 9.00am-3.00pm, Monday to Saturday. Opening times 10.00am-3.00pm for drinks, snacks and light lunches.

Why Art Man

ASSIGN members Bill Harris, Joyce McCallum, Decia Morris, Tony Redman and Angela Rodgerson are exhibiting work at the 2015 Why Art Man arts festival, using the empty shops at Castle Dene Shopping Centre in Peterlee as a blank canvas to host events and showcase a mixture of arts. Exhibitions from the 34 artists involved include paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, glass and music, from the 19th-24th October 2015. Please visit The Mad Natters Facebook page for more information, or visit the event gallery for further images.