Sunny Blunts: Revisiting Victor Pasmore’s Utopian Vision

Sat, Tue, Thu, 12 – 3pm

Preview 2 February, 5 – 9pm

Castle Dene Shopping Centre

The North East satellite event of the International Biennale of Non-Objective Art.

The artists exhibiting are based in the region or have strong links to the area and have been asked to create work in response to Sunny Blunts, the unique housing estate which Victor Pasmore designed alongside his famous Apollo Pavilion in Peterlee. 

Curated by Deb Covell and Theresa Poulton and set across two spaces in Peterlee town centre, the preview features a collaboration with independent tape label, distro and gig promoter Industrial Coast. Specialising in experimental noise, the Middlesbrough-based initiative has roots in Peterlee. For the preview, multidisciplinary artist Richie Culver performs a specially-commissioned sound piece alongside a limited-edition cassette release, a site-specific video and support.

Sunny Blunts: Revisiting Victor Pasmore’s Utopian Vision is part of the 7th edition of the Biennale, which takes place in France and welcomes a cohort of linked locations in Europe, North America and Australia. 

With work by Colin Booth, Kieran Brimm, Rachael Clewlow, Deb Covell, Alan HathawayNick Kennedy, Victor Pasmore, Theresa PoultonEllen RansonHarriet SutcliffeWilliam Tillyer, Industrial Coast and Richie Culver.

Supported by Building Culture CIC, Apollo Pavilion Projects CIC, Castle Dene Shopping Centre and Place Lab.


27b The Chare (access via The Broadclose) 30 Yoden Way Peterlee SR8 1AJ

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3—10 February 2024

  • Tue 12 – 3pm
  • Thu 12 – 3pm
  • Sat 12 – 3pm
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