Museums at Night
To celebrate the exhibition launch of our Summer exhibition 3 Solo Shows Revised, which features the work of Mexican glass artists the De La Torre Brothers, we will be hosting a FREE Mexican Family Fun Day and Fiesta from 10.00 – 22.00.
The De La Torre brother’s vibrant work ranges from hot glass to lenticular printing and their influences include traditional Mexican Folk Art, popular culture, and art history. The themed daytime and evening activities will focus on the De La Torre Brothers work and will include Mexican themed glass painting, storytelling and face painting, make your own glass bead pendant workshops for adults and spectacular glass blowing demonstrations by the De La Torre Brothers themselves.
In the evening the Mexican Fiesta will continue in The Glass Yard, in association with ¡VAMOS! Festival. Visitors can enjoy a delicious Mexican themed tapas menu, live music from a traditional Mariachi band and salsa dancing while the sun goes down!
Click here to download a full programme of events: Museums at Night Programme.pdf
This event is part of Museums at Night. See Sunderland’s museums and galleries in a new light this May when, for the first time, they open late as they take part in the exciting national initiative Museums at Night. Held on the same night as Newcastle Gateshead’s popular ‘Late Shows’ event, Sunderland’s Museums at Night event will see National Glass Centre, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens and Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art open into the evening with a range of fun activities for all the family.
Glass Maker and Artist
I have worked at National Glass Centre since finishing my degree in 2005.
Head of Enterprise, Commissioning & the Studio
I am Head of Enterprise, Commissioning and the Studio at National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland, England and am a member of the Senior Management Team.
My work uses a range of media which acknowledges the interface between both traditional practice and new media.
Learning and Engagement Officer
Rachel joined National Glass Centre in 2007 to support the Centre's learning and engagement programme having completed MA Glass the previous year.
Kalki Mansel is one of National Glass Centre's resident glass artists.
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