20 Stories

Discover 20 stories about BALTIC.

Enjoy the below interviews exploring BALTIC’s past, present and future. There will be new stories and updates throughout each month.

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What happens when artists venture off the beaten track?

David Whetstone spoke to five contributors to Hinterlands, Baltic’s new exhibition offering a sideways view of our North East landscape

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19

Sahej Rahal

The new attraction at BALTIC is billed as “an immersive virtual playground that responds to chaos, luck and chance”. David Whetstone met the man behind Mythmachine

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18

Joe Seymour Lightbox

‍ How does a 21-year-old get a prime spot to exhibit at BALTIC? David Whetstone finds out from Joe Seymour, the first Foundation Club young artist in residence

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17

What has honey got to do with BALTIC?

What has honey got to do with BALTIC, Gateshead? David Whetstone meets some young North East dads to find out

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16

Neighbours across the Tyne

Neighbours across the Tyne, BALTIC and North P&I Club have joined forces to nurture children’s natural creativity

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15

Taking part at BALTIC

Some of the artworks BALTIC has had a hand in over the past 20 years have involved volunteers. David Whetstone picks out some of the most memorable and dramatic.

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BALTIC at 20: Looking Forward with Sarah Munro

BALTIC celebrates two decades, David Whetstone talks to director Sarah Munro about running an art institution in challenging times

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20 years of BALTIC Memories

Present at its opening 20 years ago, David Whetstone reflects on the BALTIC story as it approaches its Birthday Weekend with the official visitor figure standing at 8.8 million

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12

Carolina Caycedo

Internationally Carolina has become known for her work about rivers and the threats posed to them. In her BALTIC exhibition, the first major survey of her work in the UK, rivers are variously represen

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11

Tying the knot at BALTIC

Every year sees more couples choosing BALTIC as the venue for their special day. David Whetstone talks to some of the people who tied the knot at BALTIC

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10

Where would we be without BALTIC?

Without BALTIC, where would Laura Harrington and Peter Evans be? Probably not in the North-East and almost certainly not together...

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9

BALTIC Shop

Who doesn’t love the BALTIC shop? It has got better and better over two decades and plans in this anniversary year include covetable limited-edition products and more focus on local designers.

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8

Archive & Residency

In BALTIC’s archive, presided over by Sarah Bouttell, you’ll find evidence of what the exhibiting artists have done over the years. But now, for the first time, artists have been given the run of the

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7

BxNU Partnership Refresh

Creativity is key in a new partnership between BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Northumbria University. David Whetstone reports

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6

The Vasseur BALTIC Artists' Award 2022

The late Isabel Vasseur, friend to many in the North East and further afield, is remembered in the Vasseur BALTIC Artists’ Award exhibition. David Whetstone met one of the award winners

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Behind the scenes

You walk into a BALTIC exhibition with its high production values and perhaps don’t think about how it happened. But here two vital members of the BALTIC team offer a peek behind the scenes

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4

20 Babies

If you didn’t think BALTIC was a place for babies, think again. David Whetstone meets some of those involved in its lockdown-inspired 20 Babies project.

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3

Mounira Al Solh

A beautiful tent has pride of place in Mounira Al Solh’s exhibition and it would be enough just to stand and admire its rich colours and fine embroidery.

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2

Gallery of Sanctuary

Ever since it opened, people have found sanctuary at BALTIC. Now, in its twentieth anniversary year, that aspect of its work and appeal has been recognised.

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What's For Tea?

Want to see some art? Then hop on the bus. David Whetstone previews the Travelling Gallery which is venturing south of the border as part of BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art’s 20th birthday

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