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teapotngca.jpg What do you see?

Marjolaine Ryley’s ‘This is What I See’ at the NGCA features works that are poetic evocations of memory that incorporate photography and writing, as well as archives of photographs and found objects.

Marjolaine Ryley’s fundamental concern is with how we imagine ourselves and our shared histories, through the images we make, and the stories we tell ourselves. In an age where images can be created and shared worldwide all but instantaneously, Ryley’s patient, poetic practice is all but a revelation – asking us to decelerate, and question, ‘how we live’. The exhibition includes over 70 photographic works from across her entire career, including work acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum for the UK National Collection of Photography. The exhibition is part of Sunderland’s ‘Observe, Experiment, Archive’ project with NEPN (the North-East Photography Network) at the University of Sunderland. An exhibition of the same name is also being held at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens (see elsewhere on page for more on that).

Marjolaine Ryley: This is What I See, until 3 February, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, National Glass Centre, Sunderland. northerngalleryforcontemporaryart.co.uk