24 Hour Launch, Reg Vardy Gallery, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

24 Hour Launch, Reg Vardy Gallery, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

24 Hour Launch, Reg Vardy Gallery, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

24 Hour Launch, NGCA, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

24 Hour Launch, NGCA, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

24 Hour Launch, NGCA, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

24 Hour Launch, NGCA, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

24 Hour Launch, NGCA, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

24 Hour Launch, CIRCA Screen, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

24 Hour Launch, 50 Fawcett Street, Sunderland, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

24 Hour Launch, National Glass Centre, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

24 Hour Launch, National Glass Centre, 2012. Photo: Colin Davison. Courtesy of AV Festival 12

AV Festival 12 opened with 24 continuous hours of exhibition openings and events across the North East.

The exhibition launches across Sunderland took place from 3pm-6pm on Fri 2 March 2012. All 5 venues were open for these three-hours, so you could make your way across them all.

James Benning, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art
Bob Levene, Project Space, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art
Elizabeth McAlpine, Reg Vardy Gallery, University of Sunderland
John Smith, CIRCA Screen
Mark Formanek, 50 Fawcett Street
Mirror Neurons, The National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland
Joe Winter, Balcony Gallery, The National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland

Running concurrently from midnight throughout the day and night was Leif Inge’s 9 Beet Stretch: Ludwig van Beethoven’s 9th Symphony stretched to 24-hours at Star and Shadow Cinema.

The Opening Weekend programme of concerts and screenings started at 7.45pm on Fri 2 March 2012 with Phill Niblock’s The Movement of People Working at The Sage Gateshead.

Credit
Produced by AV Festival 12. 

24-Hour Launch: Sunderland Exhibitions

FREE

Fri 2 March 2012, 3pm–6pm

Various Venues

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art
Reg Vardy Gallery
CIRCA Screen
50 Fawcett Street
The National Glass Centre