BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
South Shore Road
Newcastle & Gateshead
Tyne and Wear
NE8 3BA
England

Website

www.balticmill.com

www.facebook.com/balticmill

E-mail

General Enquiries

info@balticmill.com

Telephone

General Enquiries

0191 478 1810

Fax

General Enquiries

0191 478 1922

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BALTIC, the major international centre for contemporary art, opened on 13 July 2002. The landmark building is situated on the south bank of the River Tyne, Gateshead, in the North of England. A £46m project has transformed the former Baltic Flour Mills, a disused 1950s grain warehouse, into a leading international contemporary arts venue - one of the biggest temporary art spaces in Europe.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Mon-Sun: 10.00-18.00
Except Tuesday 10.30-18.00
Last entry is 15 minutes before closing

Admission charges

Free

Additional info

Our library and archive is available by appointment 10.00-17.00.

BALTIC presents a constantly changing programme of exhibitions and events, with a strong emphasis on new commissions. It houses five galleries covering over 3000sqm, 2 artists studios, a cinema/lecture space and a library and archive. The building also has 2 different food and drink spaces including Six Restaurant with amazing views of the River Tyne and the BALTIC Cafe Bar.

Collection details

Fine Art

Key artists and exhibits

  • BALTIC
  • Contemporary Art
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
photograph of Jesse Wine work Young Man Red

Jesse Wine: Young man red

  • 22 November 2014 — 22 February 2015 *on now

Jesse Wine (born Chester, 1983) works mainly with ceramics and uses traditional techniques to explore process and chance.

Wine never records his methods; he mixes glazes and oxides together and fires at different temperatures, seeing colours melt and blend and structures collapse. The final work is thus the result of happenstance – lopsided vessels with shiny metallic glazes to self-portrait heads sporting a variation of contemporary accessories, belts and bobble hats.

For his exhibition in the Ground Floor gallery at BALTIC, Wine will make an ambitious installation of new work which responds to the quirks of modern life and pays homage to the other artists who have inspired him.

Website

http://www.balticmill.com/whats-on/exhibitions/detail/jesse-wine

photograph of sculpture by Graeme Durant

Graeme Durant: When in Roam

  • 5 December 2014 — 22 February 2015 *on now

Graeme Durant makes sculptures, paintings, collages, drawings and installations. For BALTIC, he has developed a new body of work for the Level 2 gallery.

His playful approach sees forms appropriated from the everyday – a rug, a tennis ball –collide with an infinite array of diverse references: fiction, reality, art history, literature and architecture.

Through a process of recycling, improvisation and low-tech construction, Durant’s objects become invested in new meaning and imagination.

Website

http://www.balticmill.com/whats-on/exhibitions/detail/graeme-durant

photograph of Jason Rhoades installation with neon words hung from ceiling

Jason Rhoades, Four Roads

  • 20 February — 31 May 2015

Jason Rhoades, Four Roads is the first major gallery exhibition of the work of this exceptional artist who died in 2006 at the age of 41. Rhoades lived and worked in Los Angeles.

Jason Rhoades, Four Roads occupies BALTIC’s two largest floors, with four installations to be navigated by four interpretive paths or roads: Jason Rhoades, American Artist; Jason the Mason, (a biographical thread named for a childhood nickname); Systems (language, scale, indexing, economies), and Taboo. By foregrounding these themes, the exhibition aims to open up for investigation Rhoades’s spectacular, overloaded installations.

The show will be anchored by four major installations: Garage Renovation New York (CHERRY Makita), 1993; The Creation Myth, 1998; Sutter’s Mill, 2000; and Untitled (from My Madinah: In pursuit of my ermitage…), 2004/2013.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.balticmill.com/whats-on/exhibitions/detail/jason-rhoades-four-roads

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Exhibition Explorers

Everyday 10.00am - 6.00pm (from 10:30am Tuesdays) Children and families have the opportunity to explore the exhibitions with special Exhibition Explorer packs. These packs offer new ways of enjoying and looking at contemporary art and are designed around each season of exhibitions. Suitable for children under 13 years old, these can be collected from the Information Desk on Ground Floor.

How to obtain

Collect a pack from the Information Desk on Ground Floor.

QUAY

QUAY is BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art's exciting new learning facility bringing events, activities and oodles of information together in one space at the heart of BALTIC. QUAY is funky, cosy, stylish, comfortable, surprising and just a little bit kitsch. There's nothing you HAVE to do in QUAY - just lots that you CAN.

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