Norwegian artist Ida Ekblad (born Oslo, 1980) works across painting, sculpture and poetry. Working with found materials, Ekblad exploits the chance element of this approach which brings a restless energy to many of her works. Ekblad’s exhibition at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, her first solo presentation in the UK, includes new and recent painting and sculpture.
Swain presents a series of ‘pieced’ paintings that continue his explorations of the representation of landscape.
BALTIC becomes a marketplace of exhibiting and selling book stalls from artists, bookmakers, small press publishers, artist’s groups, zine artists and bookbinders.
Serving hot and cold drinks, speciality coffees, alcohol, sandwiches, pastries, mouthwatering cakes and a range of freshly made meals.
Stationery bookbinder Deirdre Thompson will introduce traditional methods of bookbinding that can be used to make notebooks or to bind your own artist’s book.
Find out more about the local sights whilst enjoying the extraordinary views of the Quayside.
Using iPad and simple book creating apps, bring images, sound, text and video clips together to produce a custom-made book designed by you!
Artist Jean McEwan, founder of the Bradford based zine collective Loosely Bound, will guide you through the process of creating your own perzine exploring themes relating to Durham Miners Gala and Newcastle Pride such as communities, sexuality, health, politics and power.
£5 / £4 conc. / BALTIC Members 10% discount
An interactive philosophical enquiry on abstraction and representation in art using the paintings of Tony Swain.
BALTIC+ is the new online home for videos, images, sounds and text celebrating BALTIC’s complete exhibition history. Browse or search the site on your desktop, tablet or mobile and discover more.
Join us for an exclusive, behind the scenes look at BALTIC and explore areas of the building which are normally out of bounds and hear stories from its past as a flour mill to its present as an art gallery.
BALTIC SHOP is one of the north east’s best shops stocking killer designer homewares, artist products, exclusive commissions, unique jewellery and limited edition prints. Come visit this friendly and inspiring shop at BALTIC, Gateshead or shop online!
Known best for his intricate paper-cuts which feature whimsical figures paired with sentimental, honest words, Rob Ryan will be joining us at BALTIC to discuss his career to date.
Hassle free, no need to book – just drop-in and get creative. Activities for young artists inspired by our exhibitions.
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BALTIC 39 is a hub for contemporary art in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne with the a project space gallery programmed by BALTIC with changing exhibitions and events. The building is also home to Northumbria University’s Fine Art students, thirty two artists’ studios and BALTIC Professor, Christine Borland.