Received Wisdom

1 February 2020 - 1 November 2020

An Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme Exhibition

In the first of Sunderland Culture's brand-new series of Arts Council Collection National Partner exhibitions, they present Received Wisdom – a thought provoking exhibition that takes its title from an artwork of the same name by artist Amikam Toren which poses the question – Who is deemed ‘creative’?

Received Wisdom challenges the notion that creativity, boundary-breaking and dynamism are the preserve of youth. The exhibition presents a body of work created by artists working in their later years and challenges ideas about what is expected of us at different stages in our lives.

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Venue: Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens


Arts Council Collection: Received Wisdom
Arts Council Collection: Received Wisdom

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