Open Call Exhibition #6: Global Majority Artists

Mon – Sat, 9am – 4pm

Preview 9 October, 6 – 8pm

Norfolk Street Arts

The sixth exhibition drawn from a regular open call, Norfolk Street Arts celebrates three artists whose work was selected around the theme of artists from the Global Majority.

Savannah Rios-Wills’ paintings explore the artist’s identity and understanding of ‘home’. Rios-Wills’ relationship with the American South is complex and multi-faceted, and these paintings are an exploration of these feelings. Rios Wills’ recurring motif of labouring hands refers back to the history of quilt-making and textiles – a history rooted in poverty – in the artist’s family. Playful and loose, the paintings nod deliberately to Southern American folk art.

Matlakas’ The Last Supper portrays joy as a symbol of gratitude for what is given in a world where, though there is excess, still many people are prevented from benefiting.

Christie Chan’s The Three Sparrows and the Fallen Moon, meanwhile, is an illustrated story exploring themes of escapism, the search for belonging, and the power of kindness. It revolves around the journey of the lost moon that is eventually found.

Hills Art Centre 17 – 18 Waterloo Place Sunderland SR1 3HT

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9 October—11 November 2023


  • Mon 9am – 4pm
  • Tue 9am – 4pm
  • Wed 9am – 4pm
  • Thu 9am – 4pm
  • Fri 9am – 4pm
  • Sat 9am – 4pm
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