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Amber is a film & photography collective based in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North of England. Amber Films, Side Gallery and Cinema are all part of it.

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Help Secure the AmberSide Collection!

Watch this video to find out more about our unique collection. We need your help to secure it for future generations, to make it and Side Gallery more accessible, to generate new projects with schools and communities and to build awareness of the work.

• Over 28,000 photographs, 100 films - 400 individual stories and a single coherent narrative;

• A constantly growing body of work, documenting NE England and reaching beyond;

• Sustained for over 45 years - one of the most remarkable bodies of work in the history of documentary.

AmberSide Trust is being set up to secure the collection's future and encourage access its resources. Once established, it will be able to take donations direct, but if you would like to help please contact Side Gallery now. We have already received generous support from Heritage Lottery Fund, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England amd the gallery is closing after Christmas so work can begin... BUT we need to raise more to support our 3 year project, The AmberSide Collection: Access & Engagement, and to take things forward into the future.
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Sirkka in Bronze

Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen and plaque

Here it is, then, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen's very own bronze plaque, confirming her status as a Local Hero or possibly Heroine.