The Athenaeum studio and gallery complex on Fawcett Street, Sunderland.
Breeze Creatives are thrilled to announce the opening of their new gallery and studio spaces in Sunderland.
The redevelopment of part of the Athenaeum building has been made possible through support and partnership with the Creative Culture Trust CIO, Sunderland City Council and Social Investment Business.
The Athenaeum building was once an important cultural hub for the city of Sunderland, playing an important role in the development of culture, design, engineering and photography in the region. Originally opened in 1843, Breeze Creatives have once again opened up the Athenaeum building to the public after extensive investment in the creation of studios, creative work space and office space alongside a new extension to Abject Gallery with a Sunderland location. Abject gallery’s international focus intends to bring contemporary art work from all over the world to Sunderland audiences.
The final step of the redevelopment was to create much needed exhibition space for local artists and creatives.